Happy and healthy
Moortown Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn.
We’re very proud to have been recognised as going far beyond the national criteria to achieve Healthy School status. Due to our long standing commitment to the Healthy Schools framework and the excellent work that we do to promote being happy and healthy, we’ve been awarded the status of Health and Wellbeing Beacon School.
As a result of strong leadership and staff’s commitment to developing the whole child, the Healthy Schools framework is an integral part of school life. Great time and effort are put into ensuring that every opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of the whole school community, is utilised which is reflected in the school aim – to be a happy and healthy place to learn.
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Your views are important, too! We collate views on health issues through annual surveys but welcome comments and suggestions at other times.
Healthy activities happen all the time at Moortown:
- 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 (this is what we call PSHE or Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education)
- 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. ‘Living and Learning’ is our term for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). 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.
PSHE [Personal, Social and Health Education, or what we call Living and Learning] has a high profile in school and is very well led and managed. The Health lead has worked hard to build an impressive curriculum that meets the statutory guidance and beyond…
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.
As a happy and healthy school, we encourage pupils to look after their mental health as well as their physical health. Read our mindfulness guide for ideas and techniques to try to support this at home.
Relationships and Sex Education is one part of our Living and Learning provision. Read more about Relationships and Sex Education at Moortown Primary.
PE and sport funding 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.
We’re part of the Leeds North East School Sport Partnership and we have physical activity links with a local high school, Allerton Grange. 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 Platinum.
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 and stride to avoid congestion around the school gates. Our preferred park and stride site is Marks and Spencer car park with 200 free places (two hour limit).
Read the Living Streets Route Audit carried out by Living Streets and our Junior Leadership Team to identify barriers to active journeys to school. Check out the Living Streets Family Walk To School Kit.