Health & Well Being (PE, School Sports, PSHE, Extra Curricular Activities)
Health & Well Being 2018-2019 (Even more photos on our Twitter page!)
BBC Super Movers - We are loving enhancing our lessons and getting fitter at the same time! Why not try it at home? A great way to learn your times tables or find out what a suffix is! Super Movers!
The children responded well to the workshops delivered by Merseyside Police around staying safe online. We were enthused at how much our children knew about e-safety already!
We are very proud of our Healthy Schools Status and the children enjoyed listening to an assembly about keeping our packed lunches healthy. A follow up letter has also been sent out to remind all about keeping lunchtimes healthy.
What does junk food do to our bodies? Newsround Article
Link to Change 4 Life website - Change 4 Life
We have just participated in Children's Mental Health Week 2018. The children began the week by watching 'The Big Assembly' as a whole school. The children heard a video message from the Duchess of Cambridge, she a Patron of 'Place2Be' which is a leading children's mental health charity. In class each day the children discussed a variety of topics with their teachers and talked about how to keep their brains healthy. If you would like more advice around how we can help deal with children's mental health please see Mr. Chamberlain, our Learning Mentor or Miss Wilson, Health & Well Being Lead. More information can be found on 'Place2Be' https://www.place2be.org.uk/
Barnados - The UKS2 children are this term taking part in a programme of workshops led by Barnados. https://www.barnardos.org.uk/
NSPCC - The children have all participated in phase group workshops during the first half of the Spring Term 2018 which were delivered by the NSPCC. Our children all know how to keep themselves safe and where they can turn to for support. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Please also see our Health & Wellbeing Newsletter (PDF)
Sport and P.E. - (See our Sporting Achievement Report 2018)
Young Leaders - We currently have 22 Young Leaders who are trianed to deliver and promote active lunchtimes on both playgrounds.
Sports Crew - There are now 3 children from each class who are leading our 'Personal Challenges' each day. Every Monday a new challenge is announced in Assembly, the children take part each lunchtime and their time is recorded.They continue to do this each day and watch their time improve as the week goes on! Challenges include: hula hooping, keepie ups, flossing, skipping, jumping jacks etc.
The Daily Mile - As a school we are activley taking part in a National Initative called 'The Daily Mile.' We use our running track to enhance our fitness levels on a daily basis. More information about the Daily Mile can be found by following the link. https://thedailymile.co.uk/
Kite Mark - We currently hold The Sainsbury's School Games Kite Mark at their Gold Level, this is our fourth consecutive year of achieving this!
LSSP - Our PE curriculum continues to be supported by our close link with Liverpool School Sports Partnership. All pupils receieve 2 hours of PE per week with one lesson being delivered by a specialist Sports Coach. Through LSSP we are part of their school work experience programme and continue to work with St. Margaret's Academy, Aigburth by providing sporting placements for their Year 11 pupils. More information about LSSP can be found on their website. http://www.lssp.co.uk/
Competitions - So far we have competed in a variety of competitions in the following sports; Quicksticks, Netball, Football, Boccia, Cross Country and Sportshall Athletics. During the Spring Term we look forward to the KS2 Swimming Gala, KS 1 and 2 Dance Competitions and lots of Athletics!
Everton School Supporters Club - This year we signed up to be affliated with Everton's School Supporters Club. They provide a number of oppurtunities to affliated schools including match tickets, cross-curricular lessons, coaching and competitions. Year 3 were able to take part in a Live Maths Lesson last half term which was streamed from the new stand at Liverpool's ground!
Widnes Vikings - After our involvement in the 'Sky Try' programme last year we are delighted to be continuing with our link with Widnes Vikings again and are proud to have been invited to take part in their 'Game Changer Project' which is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle to children.
Widnes Vikings are proud to launch the ‘Game Changer’ project with the ambition of making a significant impact in raising physical fitness and promoting healthy lifestyles in children. The launch involved over 100 children aged 6 – 9 from Weston Primary School, Runcorn, taking part in a range of physical activity sessions accompanied by the whole Widnes Vikings first team squad.
The project is the result of a strategic collaboration between Widnes Vikings, Halton Clinical Commissioning Group, Liverpool John Moore University Centre for Public Health, Cheshire and Merseyside Women’s and Children’s Services Vanguard and Sopra Steria. The project will reach 36 schools across Halton in its first year with the aim for the initiative to be delivered in other areas of Cheshire and Merseyside by professional clubs, ensuring the benefits are received by as many children as possible in the region. Its ethos is that every child should have the opportunity to lead a healthy and physically active life. Through targeting children in years 2 to 4, the scheme will work with over 3,000 boys and girls from September who will access a range of sport and physical activity interventions across a 24 week period delivered by Vikings coaches based around improving fundamental and multi skills.
Whilst engaging the children in the physical activity sessions is a critical part of the ‘Game Changer’ programme, changing parents and teachers habits to physical activity is essential. Through the scheme, schools will develop their own approaches to unlocking an extra 15 minutes of physical activity every day through their own innovative ideas and thus complete their ‘Game Changer’ pledges. The project also includes a range of healthy eating workshops where children and parents will learn how to ‘Eat Like a Pro’ in partnership with Halton Health Improvement Team.
Widnes Vikings has a long history of working in schools on successful initiative such as Sky Try. In a special twist to the scheme, each player will be assigned a first team player who will act as the schools ‘Pro Ambassador’ who visit the school regularly and inspire the children to reach their fitness and wider health goals. Kevin Brown, Widnes Vikings Captain said, It’s been great to visit Weston Primary school this morning to launch the ‘Game Changer’ project. The lads and I are aware of the positive projects the club does in the local community and we really enjoy attending and meeting local people of all ages. Game Changer provides a fantastic opportunity for schools to promote more physical activity in their children and I am sure it will make a big difference in the fight against obesity’.
In 2017-2018 we delivered over 20 extra curricular activitities! These inlcuded Netball, Football, Judo, Gymnastics, Dance, Drama, Puzzle Club, Spanish, Cross Country, Change 4 Life, Film Club, Indoor Athletics, Multi Sports, Reading Clubs, Maths Clubs, Tennis and Gardening Club (to name a few!)