Healthy Schools

Encouraging our children to adopt a healthy lifestyle is of paramount importance at Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School. We are committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards the health and well-being of our pupils and staff through an organised and engaging curriculum. Liaising closely with our school meals providers, we ensure that well-balanced, varied and nutritious meal options are available every lunchtime. Children are encouraged to bring bottled water into the classroom to rehydrate during the day. We also deliver weekly ‘life skills’ sessions where groups of children from various year groups are taught the necessary skills to create and cook their own two course, healthy meal.

As part of the government initiative, parents can pre order milk, on a termly basis, for their children to enjoy at break time. Children up to Key Stage two are also offered fresh fruit or vegetable snack each break time. Whenever possible this is extended to allow the older children to share.

This year the playground has been developed, providing our children with climbing wall facilities; a running track; several basketball nets and target marks. The Sport funding premium has enabled a range of specialist sporting provision to enrich the curriculum, encouraging participation in a range of activities, both during and beyond the school day. The children are now undertaking rugby skills with Castleford Tigers; learning the art of fencing and archery with a team of professionals and accessing a range of disability sport provision within school.

It is our aim to make every day a ‘Healthy School Day’, with a focus on healthy eating and physical activities. Playtime monitors organise and oversee a variety of playground games using a range of PE equipment during break time.

In addition, on every Tuesday and Thursday all Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils are encouraged to participate in ‘Wake up shake up’ before school. This is where they learn and perform choreographed routines to music. These sessions are led by a team of children from key stage two.