Learning and Loving it
Conrad Road, Witham, Essex CM8 2SD
01376 516 025
At Elm Hall Primary School, we believe that physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about achieving an active and healthy lifestyle. We believe that the physical education of children is just one part of developing a healthy child and that a holistic approach to health should be embedded across the curriculum and wider school.
At Elm Hall Primary School we strive to prioritise the children’s health and well being. We are part of The Children’s Health Project. Working alongside the Children’s Health Project we have created and continue to develop our vision of educating children to see their health in an holistic approach, considering; healthy movements, healthy eating, healthy habits and healthy mindset.
Children will be taught about these areas within their classrooms as well as the wider school including; break/lunch times, assemblies, blogging and clubs. At Elm Hall, we not only feel that it is important to educate children about their own health, as well as others, within school, but also to support them and their families to do so throughout their daily lives.
We are part of The Children's Health Project and want you to be a part of it with us. Within school, children will undertake lessons based on The Children's Health Project, covering PE, PSHE, DT and Science. Children are introduced to the four health champions; Captain Kinetic, Healthy Nutrition Ninja, Mindset Warrior and Agent Lifestyle. The characters act as healthy role models and teach the children about key areas of heath.
In school we want to recognise children's learning in these areas but also want to celebrate what they achieve and do outside of school. We welcome any photos, writing, medals or successes from home to be shared and displayed in school.
Useful information for parents can be found on The Children's Health Project website under the parent section: http://childrenshealthproject.com/parents. You can find recipes to make with your child, information about sleep, physical activity challenges and many more ideas.
As this year continues, we hope to continue to broaden our involvement and provision of the project both within the wider school community. Watch this space!
Miss McCarthy is our PE subject leader and Health Ambassador - should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask her.