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. 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:

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


Year PE Days (Spring 1)
Reception Tuesday PM  - Fundamentals and Gymnastics
Year 1 Tuesday PM - Dance and Ball Skills
Year 2 Wednesday AM - Swimming
Year 3 Monday PM - Cricket and Gymnastics
Year 4 Wednesday PM - Football and Dance
Year 5 Monday PM - Cricket and Gymnastics
Year 6 Wednesday PM - Football and Dance


NHS Change for Life 


I Moves


Home Workouts To Do With Your Kids

 BBC Supermovers

Youth Sports Trust PE Home Learning Challenges

Youth Sports Trust Physical Activity Challenges


Go Noodle

Smiling Mind 

30 Days Lego Challenge

British Athletics Activity Sheets


E-learning Health

Physical Activity at Home

UK Active - Move Crew


  • NHS Change for Life -  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.  
  • I Moves - Here you can sign up for different active activities to do at home.
  • KIDDO - provides information, resources and skills for parents and teachers to get kids moving and build physical literacy and physical activity skills for life. (For children age 3-8) (Added 30/5) 
  • Parent in Sport Week 5th-11th October- Parents in Sport Week 2020 takes place 5 – 11 October. Run by the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU), Parents in Sport Week aims to highlight the important role parents play in youth sport, from helping to keep children safe, to encouraging them to take part and achieve. Please read the "Let Talk About Keeping Children Safe in Sport" Newsletter from Aston Villa. 

YOUtube channels


    • Joe Wicks Workouts - You can also join Joe Wicks for PE Monday to Friday Live @ 9am on his YouTube Channel 
    • Fun Dance Ideas - YouTube (Added 30/5)
    • Zumba Kids - YouTube (Added 30/5) 
    • Iain Mills - You Tube. Iain has a series of videos aimed at SEND children.   It includes activities based on Sensory integration with a focus on Proprioception and  Vestibular senses. (Added 30/5)

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.