Our Healthy Year: Year 6 take-home resources

Helping your pupils to eat well and move more at home


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  • D&T
  • English
  • Computing
  • PE
  • Art & Design

What's this for?

Use these letter templates and take-home challenges to encourage children to put their learning into practise at home and engage parents.

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In the classroom

Encourage pupils to put their learning into practice at home with these curriculum-linked homework sheets, take-home challenges and letter templates. You'll find activity notes for each resource in the Our Healthy Year: Year 6 toolkit (pages numbers listed below).

This resource includes: 

  • Introduction to Our Healthy Year for parents template letter - to let parents know how they can get involved (page 14)
  • Our Healthy Year challenges – challenge your pupils to build their healthy habits (page 15)
  • Challenge sheets – 10 fun healthy challenges for pupils and parents
  • Passport activity – for parents to record their child's healthy activity

"I think getting parents involved is so important in reception as this creates involvement throughout the child's school life."

Gemma King, St George's Cathedral Catholic Primary School, London

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

Meat-free Mondays, Turn-it-off Tuesdays, Drink-more-water Wednesdays… are your pupils ready to take the Our Healthy Year challenges?