Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to improve and maintain my wellbeing and health. HWB 2-15a
- I am experiencing enjoyment and achievement on a daily basis by taking part in different kinds of energetic physical activities of my choosing, including sport and opportunities for outdoor learning, available at my place of learning and in the wider community. HWB 2-25a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To develop knowledge and understanding of the health benefits linked with being active outdoors.
- To know how to access opportunities to improve participation in outdoor activity, including ‘Active Travel.’
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Explain some of the physical, mental and social benefits of taking part in outdoor physical activity. HWB 2-15a / HWB 2-25a
- Create a plan to increase the amount of outdoor activity I complete at home and school eg, Active Travel plan. HWB 2-25a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Discuss/brainstorm what is meant by the term 'green exercise.’ Children may need prompting with some suggestions about being active and where we could do this for it to be ‘green exercise’. Make sure they understand that ‘green’ refers to outdoors so can include woods, beaches, out in the snow, up bare hills etc.
- Create a class display of outdoor health activities that children could take part in – Draw pictures of green exercise or look for pictures in newspapers & magazines or on the internet for images of green exercise. Discuss their ideas either as a whole class or in small groups.
- Consider different types of activity or locations that they could do green activity in. Compile a list of their suggestions,for example: walking in the countryside; playing in the woods; having snowball fights; swimming at the beach; mountain biking; playing in country parks etc.
- Create a ‘Green Exercise’ class display using the pictures produced by the children. Children’s ideas could be written around the picture. Examples may include: feeling good; stress-free ; scenery ; fresh air; better sleep at night; healthier hearts and lungs; stronger bones; increase self-esteem; maintain a healthy weight; spend time with family;
- Investigate the range of green spaces available within the local community.
- In groups –list some of the barriers to outdoor activities that may prevent children taking part eg, safety, weather, parental permission etc. Consider how they could alleviate/overcome some of these barriers.
- Brainstorm as many different forms of travel/transport they can think of. From list, consider which ones would be considered active travel – debate/discuss the advantages/disadvantages of active travel.
- Create a travel plan that would allow them to take part in active travel to school. For children where car/bus etc is the only option, think of how they could be included eg, getting driver to drop them off at a safe place near to school, rather that school gates, so that they can walk the remaining distance/ or make up the walking time during playtime.
- Liaise with Road Safety Officers in school to promote active travel across the whole school eg, Walk to School Wednesday.
- Think of ways to promote the WOW travel Tracker and encourage the whole school to log in every day.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- MNU 2-20b - Survey the kinds of outdoor pursuits/activities that children already take part in – separate into those which require no specific training or equipment and those which do eg, walking to school versus orienteering. Consider activities that children would like to be involved in – discuss how they could achieve this – research availability in local area.
- SOC 2-14a - Using maps of local area, plan their walking, cycling route to school – children should be encouraged to select the safest route, not just the shortest.
- MNU 2-20b – Survey the most common form of travelling to school. Create posters to promote active travel.
Suggested Word Bank
- 60 minutes
- physical activity
- green space
- green exercise
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Second Level)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks sath
- Annual Progression Planners ( Second Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Second Level)
- Active E/O Bundle ( Rights Respecting Schools)
- Assembly and lesson plans, and resources, to promote walking to school
- Greenspace. NHS Lanarkshire resource that is designed to help show all the different options to get outdoors and reap the benefits of nature.