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Year 2
My Healthy Body

Get active through physical skills, ball and cardiovascular skills. Keep a record of your exercise and learn more about your body through playing outside and movement games. By providing informed lesson plans and resources, we support parents and educators in guiding children through their learning journey. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 9 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 6 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology, Maths, Physical Education and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Maths = Physical Education = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
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Activity One - Self-Portrait

Activity 1
Self-Portrait

  • Mirror
  • White card
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Activity Two - Measuring My Body

Activity 2
Measuring My Body

  • Sc2/2.3a notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction m/cm to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers
Activity Three - Play Outside

Activity 3
Play Outside

  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination
Activity Four - Record My Exercise

Activity 4
Record My Exercise

  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
  • Ma2/4.1a interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
Activity Five - Physical Skills

Activity 5
Physical Skills

  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination
Activity Six - Create An Exercise Circuit

Activity 6
Create An Exercise Circuit

  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
Activity Seven - Design An Obstacle Course

Activity 7
Design An Obstacle Course

    Optional suitable equipment such as a:
  • Ball
  • Hoop
  • Skipping rope
  • Sticks
  • Cones
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
Activity Eight - Movement Games

Activity 8
Movement Games

  • Music
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
  • PE1/1.1c perform dances using simple movement patterns
Activity Nine - Pack A Picnic

Activity 9
Pack A Picnic

  • Variety of ingredients to prepare a picnic.
  • Appropriate kitchen utensils to prepare a picnic
  • Sc2/2.3b find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene
  • DT1/2.1a use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Maths = Physical Education = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s)
Activity One - Self-Portrait
Activity 1
Self-Portrait
Practical Resources:
  • Mirror
  • White card
  • Pencil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.2 to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
Downloads:
Activity Two - Measuring My Body
Activity 2
Measuring My Body
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3a notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • Ma2/3.1a choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction m/cm to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers
Downloads:
Activity Three - Play Outside
Activity 3
Play Outside
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination
Downloads:
Activity Four - Record My Exercise
Activity 4
Record My Exercise
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
  • Ma2/4.1a interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and tables
Downloads:
Activity Five - Physical Skills
Activity 5
Physical Skills
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination
Downloads:
Activity Six - Create An Exercise Circuit
Activity 6
Create An Exercise Circuit
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
Downloads:
Activity Seven - Design An Obstacle Course
Activity 7
Design An Obstacle Course
Practical Resources:
    Optional suitable equipment such as a:
  • Ball
  • Hoop
  • Skipping rope
  • Sticks
  • Cones
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
Downloads:
Activity Eight - Movement Games
Activity 8
Movement Games
Practical Resources:
  • Music
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise
  • PE1/1.1a 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
  • PE1/1.1c perform dances using simple movement patterns
Downloads:
Activity Nine - Pack A Picnic
Activity 9
Pack A Picnic
Practical Resources:
  • Variety of ingredients to prepare a picnic.
  • Appropriate kitchen utensils to prepare a picnic
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc2/2.3b find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Sc2/2.3c describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene
  • DT1/2.1a use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes
Downloads:

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