Big Health and Happiness Week: 17th- 21st October 2016

To Parents of Pupils in Primary Phase

Dear Parents

Big Health and Happiness Week: 17th- 21st October 2016

During the week beginning 17th October, the children in Primary Phase will take part in a range of sporting and health related activities as part of Big Health and Happiness Week. Our theme for this year is ‘I can!’ which supports our work on developing a positive growth mindset. During the week the children will have the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities such as street dance, volleyball, Zumba and our exciting term one house competitions.
The children will also be learning about eating healthily, food and nutrition. This year the children will have the opportunity to make fresh pasta which they will bring home for you to enjoy.

During Big Health and Happiness Week we aim to explore ways to help us feel happy. Children will take part in a range of activities over the week focussing on the ‘whole’ child and these sessions will include art, music, storytelling, mindfulness sessions and more. The children will also be taking part in our sponsored ‘Readathon’ during this week to support the health and happiness of sick children in hospital together with a range of activities designed to promote reading for pleasure.
Within reason, we will be outside for our programme of sport and outdoor activities whatever the weather, so please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit for outdoors as well as indoors, including a pair of trainers and plimsolls.

We will send children’s PE kit home at the end of school on Friday 21st October to be washed during half term, as they will have been wearing it most of the week. Please ensure they bring it back to school on Tuesday 1st November as normal PE lessons will resume from that date.

We already have several parents offering activities to the school for that week: if you feel that your business or personal skill set could add something to the week then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Big Health and Happiness Week is an action packed week and we hope everyone will enjoy participating in some of the wide range of educational activities and sporting opportunities.

Yours sincerely

James Wood
PE and Sports Provision Leader

Challenge Yourself in Big Health and Happiness Week