Our Healthy Year: Year 6 toolkit

Easy ways to build healthy habits into everyday school routines


  • KS2


  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • D&T
  • English
  • Computing
  • PE
  • PSHE
  • Art & Design

What's this for?

Simple and flexible ideas to help build healthy activity into the school day.

In the classroom

Choose from a selection of flexible, fun ideas to create a year of healthy activity and support your pupils in the year in which they are weighed and measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP).

The toolkit includes:

  • Simple ideas for building healthy activity into everyday class routines
  • Flexible, curriculum-linked activity ideas
  • Ideas and activities which can be adapted for a range of abilities and settings
  • English and Mathematics activity ideas, activity sheets, presentations, and ideas to engage parents
  • Resources to help schools meet statutory duties to promote children’s health and well-being, and help them understand how to keep themselves healthy (Ofsted School inspection handbook, personal development, behaviour and welfare)

Make the most of the toolkit by downloading the accompanying resources: 


“There is a strong mix of ideas and teachers can pick and choose the ones that they think will work for them and their students. The activities are short, simple and fun, which makes them a welcome addition rather than a time consuming intrusion into the day. The majority require limited preparation which is also appealing."

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

Learning objectives

After using these activities, pupils should be able to:

  • Recognise the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • Explain how to keep themselves healthy
  • Participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments 
  • Solve number and practical problems – addition, subtraction, multiplication
  • Record data and results of increasing complexity
  • Use information and communication technology responsibly, competently, confidently and creatively


Try this

Need lesson planning inspiration? Use these flexible ideas to create fun sessions for your class.