Health and Physical Wellbeing at Nook Lane

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At Nook Lane the health and physical wellbeing of all our children is one of our school priorities. The Department of Health advises that all children should participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day.

This YSF poster Physical Activity for Children and Young People is available to download.

At Nook Lane our aim is to try and provide children with a wide range of opportunities for children to be as physically active as possible throughout the school day. Our goal is to ensure that the majority of our children are taking part in at least 30 minutes physical activity throughout the school day.

Please find below some of the things we are doing to increase the physical activity of the children at Nook Lane and our Physical Activity Policy.

Change4Life Clubs

We run a series of Change4Life clubs at Nook Lane throughout the academic year. These clubs are in addition to the wide range of sports related clubs we have on offer.

The Change4Life clubs are designed to target those children who have not taken part in school sport previously, who find it hard to get physically active or who just want to join in and have a go!

The aim for this academic year is to use the Change4Life clubs to ensure that as many children as possible at Nook Lane are engaging in some sort of extra-curricular physical activity on a regular basis.

Mile a Day Challenge

At the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year Nook Lane launched its own 'Mile-a-Day' challenge. The idea of this initiative is for each child to build up to running, jogging or brisk walking at least a mile every day.

Children are given breaks from learning to complete as many laps as they can of the playground and of course can take it upon themselves to complete some laps during playtimes!

To find out more about the 'Mile-a-Day' challenge and the benefits it has for both physical wellbeing and learning please visit:

Active Playtimes

At Nook Lane we have tried to ensure that children are being as active at playtimes as possible. We have invested in new sports equipment which the children access on a rota throughout the week. Each year group also has a designated day to use the adventure playground and the football pitch.

Please find our playground timetable below:

Playground Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Zone 1: Football pitch
Y5 Y3 Y4 Girls Y6
Zone 2: Adventure playground
Y6 Celebration children Y3 Y4 Y5
Zone 3: Basketball nets
Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 Netball club
Zone 4: Traverse wall
Y4 Y5 Y6 Y3 IR
Zone 5: Top yard
Morning play: Shed equipment (NO FOOTBALL)
Lunchtime: Sports Leader activity (NO FOOTBALL)
Afternoon play: Shed equipment (NO FOOTBALL)


Sports leaders' timetable

Our Sports Leaders are given the job of promoting school sports as well as delivering fun, sports activities during lunchtime. Through this role, they are given an opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility, enhance confidence and self-esteem, improve people management skills and, on top of this, develop some peer mentoring skills.

Each day, at least two sports leaders plan, set up and run a game for other children to enjoy.

Day Sports Leaders Time Where
Monday Elliott, Jason, Luke

Imogen, Amelia, Harriet D
Top yard / Next to the shed.
Tuesday Edward, Theo, Jude

Ren, Izzy, Elise
Top yard / Next to the shed.
Wednesday Lola, Harrison, Max B, Kyle

Lily, Sadie, Faye
Top yard / Next to the shed.
Thursday Dan, Henry, Slate, Vinnie

Emma, Maisie, Evie
Top yard / Next to the shed.
Friday Erin, Willow, Amber, Freyja Lunch
Top yard / Next to the shed.

P.E. Cupboard Monitors - Maisie, Emma, Evie, Faye

Shed Monitors - Faye, Willow, Erin, Amber, Freyja

Pupils leading sport at Nook Lane - 2017/18

In addition to our fantastic Sports Leaders, lots of other children at Nook Lane are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills by helping to organise school sport. Please find a list of events and activities that children at Nook Lane participated in and helped to organise in the 2017-18 academic year:

Event Date Number of children Year Group
Playground Leaders All year 24 Y4/5/6
Gymnastics Club Leaders Spring Term 6 Y5/6
Dance Club leaders Spring Term 4 Y6
Sainsbury's School Games Team Captains Summer Term 16 Y6
Infant school playground Sports Leaders Summer Term 24 Y5/6
Y2/3 Transition Sports Afternoon Summer Term 60 Y5
PE Curriculum Council All year 30 All

Total children: 248 (including IRU 10)

Data from P.E. and Sport tracker 2017-18

  • 149 children attended a club this year.
  • ALL children attended at least 1 event/festival/competition.
  • Only 38 children who did not attend a club attended only 1 festival/event/competition. These children will be targeted in the next academic year.
  • 23 out of 32 pupil premium children attended a club. 6 of those who did not were from the IR.
  • 24 out of 32 pupil premium children attended more than one festival/event/competition.
  • 51 of the 71 children are on the School Support or SEND register accessed an extra-curricular club.
Event / Activity Date Number of children
Mile a Day challenge All year Whole School 254
Active Lunchtimes - Sports Leaders running playtime and lunchtime activities All year All children have had access to this provision. Run by 24 Sports Leaders across the week.
Sport Leaders leading events at Infants School Summer Term 24 Sports Leaders
Whole school fun run Summer Term 60 children and parents/carers