Healthy Lifestyles

Cycle Training – September 2018


Once again this year 30 of our year 3/4 pupils had the great opportunity to take part in 2 days cycle training on 25th & 26th September. The training was funded by LBN and delivered by Cycle Confident.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed the course and improved their cycling skills.

“I could not ride my bike in a straight line at first because I did not have the balance, but now I can.” – Saniyah year 3.

“I have improved.  I know how to use the gears and stop safely.” – Izzat year 3.

“My cycling skills improved a lot by training to ride with one hand. I can also put my hand out to the right.” – Theo year 3.

“My cycling skills have improved a lot. I can now do my traffic side.” – Kiran year 4.

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Healthy Lifestyles Week 2018

The week 18th – 22nd June was our Healthy Lifestyles week and the children engaged in some exciting activities to support their learning. Please see timetable for the various activities for the different year groups.

A special thank you goes to 3 of the staff from Sunny Smiles Dental Practice in Canning Town who delivered a very enjoyable and informative assembly to the children in EYFS and KS1 and to their parents. 

Each lunchtime, the children were encouraged to try a particular fruit or vegetable and were awarded a sticker if they tried it. We are expecting that, having tried something unfamiliar and enjoyed it, the children will not hesitate to try more new foods and healthy options on a regular basis.

Monday – Beetroot
Tuesday – Olives
Wednesday – Sugar Snap Peas
Thursday – Mango
Friday – Water Melon


The fruit tuckshops in the playground, organised by the School Council, were a great success and we have discovered that pineapple is a firm favourite along with mandarin oranges and dried raisins.




At Keir Hardie we are always seeking to promote healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Cycling and scooting are two of the pleasures that many of our children enjoy and as a school we encourage children to cycle or scoot to school on a regular basis. The pictures below show how many bikes and scooters we have in our storage racks on a normal day.





We have the Activemark, and all our children experience at least 2 hours of PE every week.

We have the full range of sports clubs and activities, including KS1 multi-skills, KS2 multi-skills, football, basketball and dance classes for KS1 and Year 6.

Key Stage 2 classes take part in a cycle training and road safety course.

We have had the local authority’s Food in Schools project recently to update our menu, and children find now our menu is healthier.

All pupils have free school meals for the next two years.

Children learn about how the body works, how to care for it and what makes a healthy lifestyle through the curriculum.

We have an allotment where children enjoy planting, tending, growing and eventually eating our own produce.

We participate in all the “walk to school” events and have achieved a Bronze Award for our School Travel Plan.