Heymann as a Healthy School
Heymann is dedicated to providing an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, including healthy eating, exercise and healthy minds. In 2010 we achieved the National Healthy Schools Gold Award. The National Healthy Schools Programme supports the links between health, behaviour and achievement; it is about creating healthy and happy children and young people, who do better in learning and in life.
We have since continued to use the learning from this programme to shape our PSHE, Healthy Eating and Emotional Health and Wellbeing policies and to inform our PE and Science curriculums.
At Heymann we...
- Encourage children to take part in a wide range of physical activities
- Promote and provide fresh drinking water
- Encourage children to eat fruit or vegetables at snack time
- Provide healthy meals at Breakfast and After School clubs, and at Lunchtime
- Encourage healthy packed lunches
- Teach about healthy food, minds and bodies through our PE, Science and PSHE curriculums
- Teach mindfulness and calming techniques as part of our Jigsaw PSHE programme
- Promote the benefits of exercise, good hygiene and sleep to keep our bodies and minds healthy
Children in KS1 must have the same choice for lunch every day. You can change your preference at the beginning of a half term but not during the half term. From September 2014 all pupils in (KS1) Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 may have a Universal Infant Free School Meal. In KS2 children can choose, on a daily basis, if they are ordering a school lunch or if they have brought a packed lunch with them.