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Health and Wellbeing

At St David's Church in Wales Primary School, we understand the need for everyone in our school to have a healthy lifestyle. This helps pupils and staff to do their best and build on their achievements. We actively promote physical and emotional health, and aim to equip pupils with the understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about their health, both now and in the future. By championing healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and emotional health and well-being, we are aiming to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil achievement.  We are always encouraging our pupils to be fit and healthy. As well as PE and PSD lessons we hope the following information is useful. As always, if you have any questions then please come and speak with a member of staff. 


What is the Health and Wellbeing AoLE?

The Health and Well-being Area of Learning and Experience (Area) provides a holistic structure for understanding health and well-being. It is concerned with developing the capacity of learners to navigate life's opportunities and challenges. The fundamental components of this Area are physical health and development, mental health, and emotional and social well-being. It will support learners to understand and appreciate how the different components of health and well-being are interconnected, and it recognises that good health and well-being are important to enable successful learning.

Engagement with this Area will help to foster a whole-school approach that enables health and well-being to permeate all aspects of school life.

What matters in this Area has been expressed in five statements which support and complement one another and should not be viewed in isolation. In order to achieve this holistic approach, teachers should seek to draw across all five statements when planning activities. Together they contribute to realising the four purposes of the curriculum.

Effective realisation of the vision described in this Area is fundamental to developing healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society. By developing learners’ motivation, resilience, empathy and decision-making abilities, they can be supported to become ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives.

Learners can also be supported to become ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world by developing their ability to show respect, to value equity, to listen to others and to evaluate the social influences affecting them.

Through enabling learners to manage risks, express ideas and emotions, develop and maintain healthy relationships, and take on different roles and responsibilities, the learning and experience in this Area can support learners to become enterprising, creative contributors ready to play a full part in life and work.


At St David's Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. When pupils believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

  • We celebrate making mistakes – we can learn from them;
  • We never give up – perseverance is the key if we are to succeed;
  • We learn from each other;
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others;
  • We challenge ourselves and take risks;
  • We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.

For more information on how to encourage your child to be confident and resilient, click on the link below:


PE in St David’s CIW Primary School aims to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of every pupil. We aim to promote and develop children’s skills, knowledge, love and enjoyment of physical activities in a safe environment that will serve them in their school and post school life.

We aim to develop:

· Fitness, strength, mobility and endurance through physical activities.

· Individual and team skills in a variety of physical activities.

· Respect, knowledge and understanding prescribed by the given sport and activity and foster a sense of sporting behaviour and fair play.

· An understanding of the health benefits of physical activity both in the short and the long term.

 · Confidence and competence in water safety.

· An appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of movement and develop kinaesthetic awareness of their body.

· Skills necessary to overcome challenges of a problem-solving nature in a variety of environments.


Opportunities will include: In the Foundation Phase:

· Planning for the children will adhere to the Foundation Phase Framework. Teachers plan to build upon children’s natural enthusiasm for movement. They will develop their skills in movement and coordination and will have the opportunity to test and express themselves through dance, games and gymnastics.

· They will acquire and develop skills by performing basic skills, actions and ideas. Remembering and repeating simple skills with control and coordination.

 · They will begin to select and apply skills, tactics and ideas by exploring, selecting and adapting their skills and actions in sequences and combinations. They will begin to apply rules and vary tactics.

· They will learn to improve quality and control. Also observe, describe and copy others as well as describe actions.

 · They will begin to develop knowledge of the importance of exercise and its effect.


 In Key Stage 2

· Children will be taught the skills and range of health and fitness; Creative activities; Adventurous activities and competitive activities. These will include developing the skills of dance, gymnastics, team games, athletics and fitness.

· They will consolidate skills and learn new ones. Perform activities with greater control and quality.

· They must plan, use and adapt strategies, tactics and ideas as well as applying rules.

 · To evaluate and improve performance they will identify effective performance and suggest improvement.

 · They will further develop knowledge of the effect of exercise, the importance of activity and an awareness of appropriate clothing and warm up. 


Following on from our successful year attending Cardiff MET Open Campus in Key Stage 2, we are hoping to continue the strong partnership this academic year.

As a member of the healthy school scheme, we are fully committed to keeping the physical, emotional and mental well-being of all members of the school community a priority at all times. The range of activities and opportunities offered to the children support the physical, social and sexual aspects of the P.S.E. framework and fulfil the healthy school scheme criteria.

Personal and Social Education is central to the educational entitlement of all children at St David’s CIW Primary School and, as a cross-curricular dimension, permeates all aspects of life in school.


 · To equip pupils to be personally and socially effective by providing learning experiences in which pupils can develop skills, explore attitudes, values and personal qualities and acquire, evaluate and apply appropriate knowledge and understanding.

 · To develop pupils’ self-esteem and personal responsibility.

 · To prepare pupils for the challenges, choices and responsibilities of work, employment and lifelong learning.

· To empower pupils to participate in their communities as active citizens and to develop a global perspective.

· To assist pupils to live healthy fulfilled lives.

· To foster and encourage positive attitudes and behaviour towards the environment and the principles of sustained development locally, nationally and globally.

· To improve the health and fitness of the whole school by equipping pupils with ways to establish and maintain long active lifestyles and healthy eating habits

· To increase pupils' knowledge of food production, manufacturing, distribution and marketing practices, and their impact on both health and the environment.


Through a variety of learning experiences, the school helps each child:


· Think and act for her / himself.

 · Acquire personal qualities and values.

· Take her / his place in a wide range of roles in preparation for adult life.

 · Develop confidence and independence.

 · Value and respect her / himself and value others.

 · Know her / himself better and think well of her / himself.

 · Develop social and communication skills.

· Value and respect belongings / living things / environment.

· Be able to share / co-operate.

· Understand about the importance of a balanced diet and be able to make healthy choices.


Opportunities will include:


· A half termly “right, Value and habit of mind”

· Individual, peer group, collaborative work

 · Discussion and role play

· Involvement in a range of problem-solving activities

· Encouraging the organising of individual learning

· Preparation and presentation of tasks for different audiences

· Encouraging a positive self-image

· Self and peer evaluation and target setting

· Positive marking by teacher, with written and verbal comments

· Circle time

 · Visitors to the school from the “World of Work” eg police, fire, engineers etc

· Visitors to the school from other cultures

· Regular cooking opportunities


The school maintains an active role in ensuring that the following groups are part of the school’s culture and routine: -

School Council

* Super ambassadors for the Children’s commissioner of Wales

* Eco Council


* Rights Respecting Steering group

* Playground Buddies

* Digital leaders

* Worship group

*Criw Cymraeg

* Friday VIP Award Assembly


Health and Wellbeing links

External support information