Our Healthy Year: ideas for Reception teachers

Accompanies the Our Healthy Year: Reception toolkit


  • KS1
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What's this for?

Great ideas to help you build eating well and moving more ideas into everyday routines.

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In the classroom

Choose from these flexible activities to build eating well and moving more into everyday routines, or use the healthy stories to build on the Our Healthy Year themes. 

"The mix of activities for the various times of the day is very good, and the list of suggested stories means there is material to sustain the work throughout the year."

David Plews, Beswick and Watton CE (VC) Primary School, Yorkshire

Learning objectives

After using 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

Try this

Appoint Year 6 pupils as Our Healthy Year Champions to organise healthy activies and ecourage Reception children to get involved.