Southroyd Primary School

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Littlemoor Crescent, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 8AT

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Southroyd Primary School

"Our vision is that our children leave Southroyd Primary School as Active Citizens- they have the skills, knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm they need to succeed and are ready for LIFE"

  1. Day by Day
  2. Well Being


Making Southroyd an Active School


The Active 30:30 has been developed to increase physical activity for children outside the timetabled curriculum P.E provision. All young people should strive towards 60 active minutes every single day: schools are responsible for 30 active minutes and the other 30 are to be achieved out of school. This will provide support for children in their behaviour, mental health and help tackle obesity. At Southroyd we approach the Active 30:30 in a number of ways.

Youth Sport Trust 30:30

NHS Benefits of Physical Activity

CAS Framework used in school


GoNoodle is a website with free resources to inspire children using physical activity whilst also supporting and increasing attainment. Many of the resources are educational and centered around literacy, numeracy and wider general knowledge. Many classes use GoNoodle time to get children active,  and to stimulate the children's brains boosting concentration and behaviour in classroom lesson time. 

We use Christmas as an opportunity to help develop those lifelong healthy practices, with our parent and child Santa Dash. 

WOW: the Walk to School challenge

This year, we are implementing a fully funded initiative to encourage children to travel more actively to school. Children are asked to log how they travel to school each day. They then have the opportunity to earn a badge each month if they travel to school actively once a week.

Introduction to the challenge


 We are a skipping school. Skipping provides excellent cardio-vascular exercise and children can really enjoy learning new skills at skipping. We enter local competitions and every year have invited skipping school in to school to promote skipping strategies in Year 2 and 4.

Walking Strategy

When we talked to our children about what they wanted from the Southroyd curriculum it became clear that they wanted a wider range of activities and chances to explore the local community. Our walking strategy sets out to ensure all classes experience a local walking visit each term and our children routinely walk to the Church, Crawshaw Events, Pudsey Leisure Centre and more local venues.

Your Feedback is very welcome

If you are able to enter your feedback for any of our physical activity and well-being strategies, please follow the links on the page here.

Active Learning

As a school, we understand that children should be active for at least 30 minutes during the school day. Because of this, we  incorporate physical activity into our lessons when we can. 

Active learning examples

Active Maths

We use the ActiveMaths resources in school linking engaging activities to aspects of the curriculum. The activities have physical and cognitive elements, providing opportunities for the children to have fun and enjoy learning in an active way.

Cycling Strategy

We provide opportunities for all our children to develop their skills in cycling, using Bikeability to provide opportunities for our children in Y1 to use balance bikes and all of our Y5 children learn road and cycle safety on the local roads. 

Cycling Strategy

Heart Line and Breaktime Activity

The school break time is an opportunity for physical activity at Southroyd. In the playgrounds we have a heart line which we encourage the children to run or walk around. We have a table tennis table and various traversing walls, where children are able to explore new opportunities in physical activity. We provide playground equipment to promote exercise and the ballyards are marked out to facilitate regular football and cricket. In the KS1 area, we have climbing equipment and netball hoops to promote ball skills.

We also use playtimes to hold competitions like the recent football World Cup which involved over 100 children in a lunchtime tournament.

The whole school took part in the Rhinos Dance Spectacular in the school grounds, as part of our Cabin opening day. A chance for children to show their dance to parents and families.