Health and Wellbeing

At Neyland Community School we are looking forward to developing the new Health and Wellbeing Area of Learning and Experience which is part of the new curriculum in Wales.  The main components of this Area are physical health and development, mental health and emotional and social wellbeing.  Whilst recognising that good health and wellbeing are a very important contribution to successful learning.

The JIGSAW scheme which we are now in our second year of following covers all of these statements and is a mindful approach to PSHE which includes emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development.  With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. JIGSAW enables us at Neyland Community School to deliver engaging and relevant JIGSAW lessons.  It also includes mindfulness allowing children to concentrate and focus. 

We also carry out PausePoints throughout the day, enabling the children to have a 5-10 minute session of calm and re-focusing at certain points of the day.  Outdoor learning every Friday benefits the children's health and wellbeing enormously and helps to:

  • Develop children's sense of wellbeing through regular activities in their local environment.
  • Ensure that children are confident and fully engaged with the outdoor environment.
  • Develop children's desire to be fit and active in the outdoors.
  • Develop children's knowledge of the ecology of their local area.
  • Develop children's knowledge and understanding of sustainability within the context of their local environment.
  • Develop children's communication skills by sharing their knowledge with others.

All children at Neyland Community School have 2 PE lessons timetabled per week.  One with their class teacher and one with a PE specialist.  Key Stage 2 will soon be making use of the wonderful new facilities at the Neyland Community Hub's Sports Hall.  We are looking forward to starting a new PE scheme in January 'Real PE' which will provide age-appropriate activities and ensure skills progression right across the school through Foundation Phase, Key Stage 1  and Key Stage 2.