Supports pupils understanding of how we can keep our hearts healthy.
Helps pupils to learn the importance of keeping our heart healthy.
Helps pupils to learn what our heart does in our body.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours, printed templates, practical space e.g. hall.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Explain to children what our heart does e.g. pump blood around the body and to our working muscles.
Watch the video explaining about the heart.
‘Can you feel it’ activity: Divide pupils into pairs and work in a practical space. Print out copies of the chart on slide 8 and hand one out to each pair. Either complete the exercises as a class or in pairs and get pupils to tick if their heart beats slow, medium or fast for each activity. Invite pairs to share their feedback with the class.
Taking care of our hearts: Talk about healthy habits with the class such as healthy eating and exercise. Ask pupils to complete the worksheet on slide 10 with drawings and words about how they can keep their hearts healthy.
Exercising for heart health: Divide the class into small groups and give each group a printed table from slide 12. Ask pupils to think of 9 exercises they could do to improve their heart health e.g. skipping, jogging on the spot. Pupils can perform these and share them with the class or another group.
Heart goals activity: Ask pupils to decorate a heart outline (on slide 13) with ways that they are going to keep their hearts healthy.
Reflection time: Recap the lesson with the class. Ask pupils what 3 things they have learnt today.