Health and Wellbeing is a big passion of ours at Berkeley Primary School, and we are always looking for opportunities to get active in the day, especially when a quick brain break is needed. Some of our favourite activities are Go Noodle, Super Movers, yoga, the daily mile or a quick game of Simon Says. It's great to keep our bodies active as well as our minds!
We reward our pupils for being awesome. In particular we look for pupils demonstrating; trust, respect, perseverance, responsibility, creativity and forgiveness. House points are given as rewards, which are totalled up at the end of every half-term. The pupils with the most points win an active treat reward at the end of each term! The reward days give our pupils the opportunities to try something new whilst getting fitter, healthier and having lots of fun! Some of our previous active reward days have been climbing, a mini-marine experience, a trip to Ninja Warrior, a pool party and an acrobatics learning experience!
The children enjoyed lots of fun, challenging activities with the mini-marines. They all had great time whilst showing resilience and perserverance.
Check out what the pupils thought about their mini-marine experience;
'Even thought the field was covered with ice, it was great fun'
'We had a fun challenge. We went up a steep slide too'
'We had a chance to try lots of different things'
'I carried on. It was a bit scary, but someone helped me. I overcame my fear'
'It was so great. It was the best thing ever. And we got hot chocolate after'
Another group had an awesome time learning climbing skills with a HUGE climbing wall. For some of us, overcoming our fears to climb up so high was a fantastic achievement, whilst others enjoyed the challenge of climbing trickier pathways and at speed.
Check out what the pupils thought about their climbing wall experience;
'I enjoyed the challenges. I liked pressing the button at the top of the wall'
'I had lots of goes and the Head Teacher saw me'
'Even when other people were having a go there were other things to do'
'I felt really happy that I got to the top'
Maisie is our school dog. She belongs to Mrs Carrick and is an eight year old miniature schnauzer/fox tail terrier cross. She enjoys getting to know the children, being taken for walks around the school field and chilling out in the Bubble.