Healthy Schools

 We are proud to be a Healthy School. Our aims as a Healthy school are: 
  • To promote a whole school approach to a healthy lifestyle
  • To encourage children and staff to make informed decisions on a healthy lifestyle based on positive attitudes and information
  • To promote safe working and playing relationships and environment both inside and outside of school
  • To provide high quality Physical Education and School Sport and promote Physical Activity as part of a lifelong healthy lifestyle
  • To increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of water in their diet 
  • To provide children and staff with the opportunities to make informed choices about a healthy lifestyle based on current information and liaison with outside agencies
  • To develop the teaching of the Food Technology aspect of the Design and Technology Curriculum with regard to Healthy Eating
  • To provide children with more choices as to how they use their playtime by the development of the school grounds
  • To encourage children to choose a healthy snack at morning break time
  • To support the LA’s ‘Fruit for School’s’ initiative by encouraging KS1 children to eat one portion every day at break.
  • To help children develop greater confidence, motivation, self-esteem and have the skills, information and understanding to make important life and health choices.
  • For children to learn how to develop good relationships, and respect the differences between people.

Healthy School in the Currciulum 

Children are mainly taught about Healthy lifestyles through Science, Design Technology , and Personal, Social and Health Education. 

The National Curriculum Science (KS1 and 2) requires that children are taught to work scientifically with and develop knowledge of plants and animals (including humans), how they grow, their habitats, diet, nutrition and health.

Children must be taught to observe and develop understanding of seasonal change and seasonality.


National Curriculum Design and Technology

Cooking and nutrition

As part of their work with food, pupils should be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

Pupils should be taught to:

Key stage 1

  • use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
  • understand where food comes from.

Key Stage 2

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques
  • understand seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.