Happy and Healthy
Morley Victoria Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. Healthy activities happen all the time at Morley Victoria:
- Weekly sessions of PE and PSHCE
- Weekly swimming sessions in year 4.
- Occasional activities, which include specialist visitors such as d:side and first aid training.
- Regular sports tournaments and extra-curricular sports clubs.
- Annual events like the Online Safety Week and Staying Safe themed assemblies and class discussions.
- Two residential trips in year 5 and year 6.
PE and sport funding is given to all primary schools each year. First introduced in 2013, the money (around £9000) can only 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.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) is an important aspect of our school and we’re proud that our children are happy and able to get on so well with each other. Each year we discuss themes such as:
- New Beginnings
- Promoting good learning and behaviour
- Good to be Me
- Getting On with others
- Rights and Responsibilities
Along with these themes we also plan and deliver PSHCE lessons which are bespoke to the class of children we have, these lessons maybe different each year depending on the needs of the class.
Pupils’ learning within PSHCE 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.
At Morley Victoria we promote healthy eating and encourage our children to make healthy choices, ensuring we explain why being healthy is important. We have recently reviewed our policy on break time and afternoon snacks with the help of our school council, and feel these changes are running really well.
Our school dinners are nutritionally balanced over the course of a week and our menus have been analysed to check the children are having a balanced diet. This includes attention to the portions the children receive.
Our main focus for the rest of this academic year is to work with the school council, parents and Governors to ensure that the children who choose to have packed lunches have a lunch that is as healthy as it possibly can be.
We welcome views on any health issues from parents and carers.