Keeping Healthy

Welcome to our page about keeping mentally and physically healthy. We all know that being healthy is important, and while we are all at home, it is important to keep both our minds and bodies has healthy as we can! 

Mental Well being

Although these are advent calendars, there are some great activities that you could complete to help you stay happy.



An activity to allow you to think of different positives within your day.


An activity to help you to focus on your mindful listening.


An activity to help you to reflect on your star qualities.


These are some conversation starters that could be used during family dinners are at other social times during the day.

Family Conversation Starters (Free Printable)

An activity to write down your thoughts and feelings.

Bullet Journal



The following website has some free printables for a Positive Self-Talk Journal.

Positive Self-Talk Journal Free Printable


The following website link has some great resources that the children can complete which range from colouring emotions to understanding children’s rights and responsibilities.




Physical Well being

The following are some activities that your children may find fun at home.




Disney Dance-Alongs

Here is Alton’s very own PE teacher – Mr Maliphant. He will be making a PE video clip once a day and here is what he said about them:

I am going to do a short PE video every day that can be posted online for children, who are not in school, to follow and use. It can also be used by children in school as well. They will be simple exercises that are easy to follow and don’t require any equipment.

Day 1 was filmed at Chawton. Thank you Mr Maliphant and we look forward to following you each day!

Day 1 – Tuesday 24th March 2020

Day 2 – Wednesday 25th March 2020

Day 3 – Thursday 26th March 2020

Day 4 – Friday 27th March 2020

Day 5 – Monday 30th March 2020

Day 6 – Tuesday 31st March 2020

Day 7-Wednesday 1st April 2020

Day 8-Thursday 2nd April 2020

Day 9 -Friday 3rd April 2020

Something which has also been getting a lot of publicity recently is ‘PE with Joe’. Here is what he has said about his home workout videos:

Starting Monday 23rd March I’m going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel.

With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.

Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  

The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 

You don’t need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

Monday 23rd March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Friday 27th March


For all other ‘PE with Joe’ videos, please visit his YouTube channel or click here for his most current ‘PE with Joe’ playlist.