Our Autumn Term Science project in year 5 ‘Healthy Living’ encourages positive lifestyle choices as well as promoting healthy eating and warning against the effects of drugs and alcohol. Through our visit to Cilfynydd we also look at the sugar content in a variety of drinks and try to understand the importance of choosing drinks that are good for us – noticing that ‘fruit’ juice isn’t always the best choice. We also talk about diet and that it is ok to eat unhealthy foods but only in moderation. We will also receive visits from PC Lisa and take part in a number of health related activities throughout the year, such as Red Nose Day. In year 5 we also participate in the Daily Mile programme to encourage exercise every day and a number of after school clubs are offered to children who wish to participate in active games.
The Summer Term will provide an opportunity for us to visit Gilwern Residential where we will take part in team building exercises, hill walking, canoeing, climbing, caving and forest skills. As well as this the children are encouraged to be more independent in preparing their own lunches, tidying their rooms and learning to work in small groups for the many little challenges that they face.
All of these exciting experiences support and enhance our class work, which includes gymnastic sequence work, team games and dance units! We will also be given the opportunity to learn about growing up and how our bodies will change as we move through Junior school and into year 7.