At Field End, we start off each new academic year with a a week dedicated to improving children's health and fitness. This year we focused on oral hygiene and year 2 were visited by a local dentist. The children have been learning about how to look after teeth and we are hoping they will put their learning to good use at home. Each year group has taken part in a physical workshop. Nursery and Reception grooved in their Zumba sessions, Year 1 stretched and relaxed in their Yoga class and Year 2 boogied away in African dance workshops. Each year group has also taken part in healthy cookery sessions with children making smoothies, fruit salads and other healthy treats.
During play and lunchtimes, an even wider range of resources than usual were available to children to use independently and with our dedicated lunch time supervisors and Mrs Payen our Play Leader.
During this week, all children take part in a health and nutrition session held in the LifeBus. This educates children on how their body works and the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. We also run sessions for parents to attend so they are able to ask questions and learn more about how to keep their children and themselves fit and healthy. All children also take part in a fun physical workshop. This year Nursery children danced away in a Zumba class, Reception children got their bodies moving in Sainsbury's Fun Fitness workshops and KS1 children learnt some moves in Sainsbury's hip hop and street dance workshops.
Alongside these workshops, all classes focused on educating children on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. From fruit tasting to tropical fruit salads, science lessons to team building games, children loved taking part in these activities.
For more information on the LifeBus, click here.