Y3/4 Lesson 1 (Cycle B): My healthy diary

Understanding and planning for a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity, rest and diet.

Learning objective

  • To understand and plan for a healthy lifestyle including physical activity, rest and diet

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

Mental wellbeing

  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.

Physical and mental fitness 

  • The characteristics and mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle
  • 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.
  • The risks associated with an inactive lifestyle (including obesity).

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Download classroom resources

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support:

Year 3: Might benefit from having an A3 version of Activity: My healthy diary (see Classroom resources). They could then stick pictures of things onto their diary. 

Year 4: Might use the Activity: My healthy diary – Y3 version. 

Pupils working at greater depth:

Year 3:  Should be encouraged to use a range of different foods and types of exercise in their healthy diaries. Should describe the effects of different food groups on the body.

Year 4: Should use the Activity: My healthy diary – Y4 extension version or could design their own diary perhaps using their computing skills and then fill this in.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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