We are a Healthy School
Schools play an important role in supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. A healthy school is a happy school where children are ready to learn and achieve their full potential
Here at Silsoe we promote health in various different ways…
In addition to twice weekly PE sessions for each class we offer a variety of different activities and opportunities to promote physical activity.
- Extensive playground equipment for use at lunchtimes.
- Climbing frame, playground markings and The Silsoe Circuit.
- Our Year 4 Play Leaders (led by Mrs Godin) who are trained to lead and successfully faciliate playtime activities for other children within the school.
- 5-A-Day TV and GoNoodle dance and movement videos which are used throughout the day across the whole school.
- Swimming lessons as part of the curriculum for Years 2, 3 and 4.
- Before, during and after school sports clubs.
- KS1 and KS2 involvement in sports festivals – See the Student Area for Sports Reports.
- Achievements in sport recognised within whole school worship assemblies and displayed on our Silsoe PE board.
HCL Caterers provide healthy school meals adhering to healthy eating guidelines. More about school meals, including menus can be found HERE.
All children are encouraged to bring a healthy snack for morning playtime. These should be fresh fruit or vegetables – no cereal bars or fruit strings please!
- EY and KS1 children are also offered a free healthy fruit or vegetable snack at afternoon playtime.
- The school includes education on healthier eating, including opportunities to cook, and basic food safety practices in the taught curriculum.
- Water is available to all children within classes and at playtimes.
- The ‘Cool Milk’ scheme has been rolled out to the whole school from September 2017 – contact us for further information.
- Healthy lunchbox guidance is issued to all parents (see below Lighter Lunch Boxes). No fizzy drinks or sweets please!
Please remember we are a NUT FREE school
- Values underpin everything we do here at Silsoe. We are committed to Values Based Education which is a whole school ethos promoting positive world view and sense of self.
- We have a ‘Worry Box’ which is positioned in central location within the school and emptied weekly by a designated member of staff.
- Circle times and reflection times are used consistently across the school.
- Mrs Gates offers emotional support to individuals and nurture groups within ‘The Nest’.
For further information or queries please don't hesitate to Contact Us