Re: Height and weight checks of reception and year 6 children as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)


The National Child Measurement Programme

Across England over 99% (approx.17,000) of eligible schools take part in the NCMP each year. This provides valuable information which is used to plan for and invest in key services to prevent and manage overweight and obesity. Additionally, our service providers, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust (DHC) will share feedback and follow up support to parents and carers of children with underweight and very overweight results to engage them with the programme and the support it can offer to the whole family.

The importance of healthy weight in children

A child’s weight status affects their health and wellbeing. Growing healthily and maintaining a healthy weight is important not only for a child’s physical, social and mental wellbeing but also for their capacity to do well at school.[1],[2] Maintained schools have a statutory duty to promote the wellbeing of pupils in carrying out their functions.[3] The new statutory health education curriculum[4] can support schools with teaching pupils how to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.[5],[6]





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World Book Day - March 2022
Piddle Valley get ready for #WorldBookDay! www.worldbookday.com
On Thursday 3rd March we encourage all children to bring their favourite book character to life by dressing-up!
Come to school dressed as your favourite book character and bring the book with you to share with your class! We would really love to see favourite book characters (rather than superheroes and football kits) and if you are stuck for ideas, this link is very useful! https://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up-ideas/

Football - After School Club 

We are pleased to be able to tell you that Premier Sports will be running an after school football coaching club during the term each week on a Monday for Years 2, 3 and 4.

If you would like to join the club please complete the slip attached to the letter below or sign on through School Comms. 

Please see the details of the club below;


Day: Monday 

Time: 3.15pm – 4.15pm

Cost: £16.00 for 4 sessions

Open to: Pupils in years 2, 3 and 4

Young Samurai Kick Boxing Sessions
Kick Boxing sessions are open to all pupils from Reception through to Year 4. The sessions run on a Thursday evening for two classes lasting 45 minutes;
15:30 to 16:15 for Year R, 1 and 2 pupils 
16:15 to 17:00 for Year 3 and 4 pupils
The sessions are run by Amanda Farran.
Price per lesson is £7.41
If you would like to book a free lesson trial please contact Amanda on the following link...