Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are provided with a piece of fruit during the morning as part of a government scheme. All children may bring in plastic water bottles which they can use in their classrooms to keep themselves hydrated during the school day as this contributes significantly to their learning and concentration.
We are committed to maintaining our Healthy Schools Award and therefore, this approach to healthy eating extends to lunchtimes. Two options are available - a cooked school meal or a healthy packed lunch.
Swimming tuition is organised for Key Stage two children throughout the year and it is a great opportunity for children to improve their water safety and competence. Swimming is a statutory part of the national curriculum and all children are expected to take part.
PE and Sport
Physical Education plays an important part in the curriculum. We believe in promoting a healthy lifestyle for our children and we also accentuate the fun and enjoyment to be had. All children are encouraged to participate in the range of activities including dance, athletics, gymnastics and games.
A sports day is held during the summer term and the school will provide as many opportunities as possible for children to participate in competitive inter-school matches.
Manor Park Children’s Centre Manor Park Children’s Centre is at the heart of the local community and is an important part of the school. It is especially designed to support families with children up to five years old. A range of services and activities are on offer such as baby massage, messy play, speech and language support and parenting classes. The centre has links with local heath centres and health visitors, Job Centre Plus and there are always opportunities for families to find additional support and sign posting to local services.
We have a separate unit, Crystal Class, where we offer daily breakfast and after school clubs, providing childcare from 7.30am to 8.30am and 3.30pm to 6.30pm which are run by an outside provider. Further information and prices are available in a separate leaflet.
Extra Curricular Activities
We have a variety of after school clubs available across the school and these are always well attended and we continually change the range of activities on offer. An updated list of clubs is printed in the weekly news sheet. Examples of clubs offered are football, netball, dance, drama, choir, gardening and homework clubs.
Every parent and carer who responded to the questionnaire said that their child enjoyed school. Ofsted 2010
Confident Children Enjoying Learning
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