Happy and healthy
St James’ CE Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. Healthy activities happen all the time here at St James’ CE Primary:
- Daily activities, such as Wake Up, Shake Up (a short burst of dance each morning) and lunchtime play
- Weekly sessions of PE and Living and Learning (our term for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE))
- Occasional activities, which include specialist health visitors and local sports events
- Annual events like the Being Healthy and Staying Safe themed weeks
Living and Learning sessions are central to our happy and healthy school. This is a really important aspect of our school and we’re proud that our children are happy and able to get on so well with each other. Read our Living and Learning Curriculum Statement and check out the current week’s Living and Learning statement in our calendar.
Pupils’ learning within Living and Learning sessions actively promotes fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Relationships and Sex Education is one part of our Living and Learning provision. Read more about Relationships and Sex Education at St James’ CE Primary from our policy.
PE and sport funding is given to all primary schools each year to be spent on PE and sport. To maximise the long-term impact of our PE provision for pupils and staff, we invest the money in various ways and then closely monitor the impact of these initiatives through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc. We are required to report how we do this. Find out more about PE and sport funding and read our provision plan which details how we invest this money.
As a result of our high participation levels in after-school clubs, competitive events and pupil leadership, we are proud to be awarded School Games Mark Gold.
The government’s childhood obesity plan has set out the ambition for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day (30 minutes in school and 30 minutes outside of school). In response to this, we’ve compiled a physical activity guide suggesting out-of-school physical activities available to families in our local area.
The Eight Rs for Learning promote good learning behaviour. Characteristics of effective learning include resilience, reflection and responsibility. Read more about the Eight Rs in our guide for parents and carers.
Have a healthy lunch! Find out about our school meals, packed lunches and milk. Download our Guide to Healthy Packed Lunches.
Travel to school in an active way! Don’t forget – a happy and healthy start and end to the day is to walk, bike or scoot. Bikes or scooters can be stored safely at school ready for the journey home. If you have to drive, please do park well away from school and walk the last part of the journey. Check out the Living Streets Family Walk To School Kit.
Your views are important, too! We collate views on health issues through annual surveys but welcome comments and suggestions at other times, too.