Health and Fitness Week – 12th – 16th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our annual Health & Fitness Week kicks off on Monday 12th June.  The aims of the week are:

  • to raise awareness of healthy eating;
  • to increase participation in exercise and sporting activities; and
  • to encourage good personal hygiene.

During this week, the children will be taking part in a variety of sporting activities (multi-skills, yoga, dance, kickboxing, buddy’s big workout and sports day) as well as cooking and sessions on healthy lifestyle.

They will need to wear their school PE kit all week instead of their usual uniform.   As usual each day will start off at 8.40am with a short ‘Wake and Shake Session (Zumba)’ in the hall for children, staff and parents/carers (except for Wednesday).

We are having our school sports day on Wednesday 14th June at Brockwell Park from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

It will be the same format as last year.  Children from Reception to Year 2 will take part in 5 events (javelin throw; hurdles; bean bag throw; dress up relay and egg and spoon relay. KS2 children took part in 6 events – sack race relay; Standing Long Jump; tunnel ball; football dribble and pass relay; javelin throw and Ladder relay.

All the events will be taking place at the same time.

There will also be Sprint races (Reception – Year 6, parents and staff) and baton relay race (Year 3- year 6) after the carousel events.

All support is welcomed whether it is parents, carers, grandparents, aunts or uncles.

I am delighted to say that our school has chosen to support the valuable work of the NSPCC this term by taking part in a fundraising event, and I would really value your support and encouragement.

Each class will be taking part in various physical activities (buddy’s big workout), which will not only be exciting for our pupils but will also mean they’re raising money for the NSPCC’s vital work and helping keep even more children safe.

We are very much looking forward to the week. It promises to be a great week!

Here are some very useful websites for you to explore at home with your children:

http://www.nhs.uk/change4life/pages/get-going-every-day.aspx

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk/index.aspx