Our Healthy Year: Reception and KS1 calendar

Interactive wallchart to inspire your pupils to eat well and move more


  • EYFS
  • KS1


  • Mathematics
  • English
  • PE
  • PSHE
  • RE & HE

What's this for?

This colourful and engaging interactive calendar features exciting activities to help you inspire your class to eat well and move more.

Don't forget to keep track of your class' progress by saving your changes after you click to reveal the joke, riddle or fun fact of the week.

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Learning objectives

After taking part in these activities, pupils should:

  • understand the importance of eating well
  • understand the importance of being active
  • be able to explain how to keep themselves healthy


Supports the Relationships Education and Health Education statutory guidance

Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

Physical health and fitness

  • the importance of building regular exercise into daily and weekly routines and how to achieve this; for example walking or cycling to school, a daily active mile or other forms of regular, vigorous exercise

Healthy eating

  • what constitutes a healthy diet (including understanding calories and other nutritional content)
  • the principles of planning and preparing a range of healthy meals

Supports the PSHE curriculum: Core Theme 1 (Health and wellbeing)

H1 - about what keeping healthy means; different ways to keep healthy

H2 - about foods that support good health and the risks of eating too much sugar

H3 - about how physical activity helps us to stay healthy; and ways to be physically active everyday


  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities


  • measure and begin to record time
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s


  • apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
  • respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes, including, where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes