Health, Fitness & Wellbeing

The National Curriculum for physical education in Wales states that health, fitness and well-being activities should be taught in key stages 2, 3 and 4.Walk to School

At Foundation, learning about fitness, health and well-being is integrated in the areas of learning (e.g. personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity) and the outcomes (e.g. physical development).

Foundation Phase

Children should be encouraged to enjoy physical activity. A developing sense of identity should be linked closely to their own self-image, self-esteem and confidence.  They should be introduced to the concept of health, hygiene and safety, and the importance of diet, rest, sleep and exercise.

Key Stage 2

Learners begin to understand that physical education is about learning how to feel healthy and stay fit while having fun, and knowing how these different types of activities help them to stay that way.

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Learners understand that engaging in activity is beneficial to their health and fitness and take greater responsibility for their own well-being.

Key Stage 4

A concentration on health, fitness and well-being activities includes devising a sustainable plan suited to personal needs and goals.

Course objectives:

  • Help you understand the HFW requirements of the NC for Wales
  • Provide you with a range of practical ideas to support the delivery of learning about HFW
  • Guide you on planning, delivery and assessment of learning about HFW
  • Support you in determining an action plan for developing learning about HFW in your schools.

The learning outcomes have been placed into four categories:

  • Safety issues;
  • Exercise effects;
  • Health benefits
  • Activity promotion

Training modules

  • HFW Primary (Foundation Phase & Key Stage2)
  • HFW Secondary (Key Stage 3&4)


HFW resources are available to teachers who have attended either the primary or secondary course.  The CD-Rom aims to support appropriate and effective delivery of health, fitness and wellbeing in the school.  In addition, HFW posters and interactive pupil booklets are available for Foundation Phase and Key Stages 2 to 4.

Please see our Resource Downloads section to view training documentation.

For more information, please contact your local Sport Development Team.