St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

Healthy Lifestyles

At Saint Anne’s Catholic Primary School we understand that promoting physical and emotional wellbeing is a crucial part of every child's development. We aim to equip all our pupils with the skills and attitudes they need to make informed decisions about their health.

These are some of the ways we encourage our children to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles:

  • Through our P.E. the children experience a range of different and learn about the effects and benefits of regular exercise. We also offer an extensive range of sports clubs after school.
  • We are involved in the Health for Life to promote an ethos and environment with a focus on Growing food, Physical activity, Healthy eating and cooking skills.
  • The importance of balanced nutrition and healthy food choices is explicitly taught through the Science, D.T. PSHE curriculum.
  • We develop children's knowledge and understanding of the importance of water in their diet by encouraging all children to bring in a water bottle so they can have access to water throughout the day.
  • All KS1 children are provided with one portion of fruit every day. KS2 children are allowed to bring their own choice of snack for morning break time, but it has to be either a piece of fruit or vegetable.
  • We provide play equipment and designated areas which promote physical activity at break times.
  • Our PSHE curriculum allows children to explore and understand the different feelings they experience. Through this we are able to teach our pupils techniques for dealing with their emotions in a responsible manner.

Want to know more about how you can encourage your child to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle? You can find useful websites below:

at st anne's

Everyday, your child should be doing 1 hour of exercise to reduce the effects of obesity later in life.

Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Which is why at Saint Anne’s both teachers and children are aware of its importance.

 PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. We provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education, we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous and purposeful.

All children learn the skills in:

  • Dance
  • Invasion games- Football, Hockey
  • Net wall games- Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Health related fitness
  • Gymnastics

These skills begin in Reception and progress in difficulty up to Year 6.

In school, we provide activities through the school day for your child to do 30 minutes of exercise. We achieve this through:

  • Active Maths sessions
  • Active blast sessions in the middle of the lesson
  • Plan lessons where the children are more physically active
  • Encourage activity during play time and lunch time through games and using the gym equipment.

You then need to provide 30 minutes of exercise for your child at home. This could be through:

  • Going to an activity outside of school e.g. sports teams or dance class
  • Come to an after school club provided by school
  • Play outside with friends e.g. ride a bike
  • Swimming
  • Going to the park
  • Complete an Active Maths session together  


Here you can find information about activities you can do at home, healthy recipes, sports activities in the local area and information on the recommended daily amounts.  

 Here you can sign up for different active activities to do at home.

Here you will find dozens of different activities for each year group, all designed to complement your child’s learning in school, in a fun and active way. If you need support on how to use the site, please use the Homework Guide for Parents (External Link)

  • Joe Wicks Workouts

Joe Wicks 5 Minute Workout (External Link)

Joe Wicks Workout (External Link)

Joe Wicks Active Workout (External Link)

Joe Wicks Active Workout 2 (External Link)

Joe Wicks Parent and Child Workout (External Link)


Year PE Days - Spring Term
Reception Wednesday
Year 1 Monday and Wednesday
Year 2 Monday and Tuesday
Year 3 Monday and Tuesday
Year 4 Tuesday (Swimming)
Year 5 Monday and Wednesday
Year 6 Wednesday and Friday

Our Current Projects

Competitive Sports

Having competitive sport in school develops a range of life skills, including the benefits of developing effective teamwork, resilience and leadership skills.

St. Anne's are regularly participating in tournaments including the Clifton School Games Partnership, South Birmingham District Football Partnership, Birmingham Catholic School Sports, Birmingham City Ladies Sister Club Programme and through Warwickshire Cricket Club.

Since of the start of 2017/18 St Anne’s have participated in numerous football, netball, rounders, tag rugby and cricket events which is developing the children’s confidence on and off the field of play and allows them to develop their social skills and ability in game situations.