Supports pupils understanding of what energy is and where it comes from.
Supports pupils to understand the risks of an inactive lifestyle, including obesity.
Helps pupils to learn what constitutes a healthy diet.
Equipment & Resources
Paper, pen, and colours.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Group discussion: Ask pupils to discuss what energy is, how our body gets it and what we need it for.
Invite pupils to feedback to the class and talk through slides 4 to 6.
Charades group activity: Print out multiple sets of the charade’s cards on slide 8. Working in small groups, pupils must choose a card from their pack and take it in turns to act out the activity whilst the remainder of the group guesses and swaps over.
Activity: Pupils must now place their cards in a line and order them starting with the one that uses the most amount of energy down to the activity which uses the least amount of energy. Discuss their answers as a whole class.
Explain what an energy balance is using slide 10.
Activity: Ask pupils to work in pairs to divide and write down all the foods on slide 11 into two different categories – slow release and quick release energy. Talk through the reasons why they have divided the foods in the way they have.
Getting the right balance activity: Ask pupils to write down which food are best for giving them energy and for keeping them healthy.
Pairs Activity: Ask pupils to write down how they feel when they do and don’t have energy.
Pairs activity: Ask pupils to design their own energy busting plan for when they don’t feel great. They can draw out the types of things they could do to boost their energy.
Reflection time: Ask pupils to think about 3 things they have learnt today and what they will do differently this week.