Physical Education and Physical Activity
Dear parents/ carers,
Struggling to keep active at home? Have a look at this video for some inspiration!
Firstly, I’d like to take a moment to wish you all a happy new year! In order to make sure our children start the year with a healthy body and mind I would like to remind you of a variety of resources to keep them moving. Some of these I am sure you will already be familiar with from the first lockdown but many have been updated. I shall keep updating the page as I find new ideas and strategies to keep our children healthy and happy.
Our lovely friends at PASS have recorded some home learning videos to allow PE to continue throughout lockdown. It may be that your teachers have already added these to your weekly timetable but you can complete as many of these as you like, as many times as you like – practice make progress after all. There is also a children’s wellbeing session that focuses on breathing and being present through yoga. It is a prerecorded zoom session – do not worry it is not a live zoom session.
I'm sure you all heard of, or took part in, Joe Wicks’ workouts in the first lockdown. They are all still available on you tube, simply click on the link above to have free access to 78 workouts. They are family friendly so parents you can join in too. If you find these are too challenging or you just need a quick movement break mid afternoon, the shorter 8 minute workouts are perfect. You can find them on the following link: active 8 joe wicks - YouTube .
The BBC has teamed up with The Premier League to encourage active learning from home. Simply click on the Key Stage or subject you desire and dance, and sing, along. If your teachers have set you spelling, punctuation or grammar tasks you might find that there is an activity available to match it on Super Movers.
Cosmic Kids brings yoga to children through stories. They vary in length and theme and you are able to choose the focus (calm, focus or active). This makes them perfect for any time of day, even as part of a bed time routine. They are most appealing to children between the ages of 3 – 9 years.
Go Noodle offers short movement breaks around many themes and is now available as an app too. They also have a tab called ‘good energy for grown ups’ where you can find inspiration for activities around the house each week.
Just Dance Kids – You Tube
Many of our children would have heard of this popular game and they can now access many of the videos for free on You Tube. I know many of my year 5/6 children respond so well to music, it being a huge mood boost and topic of conversation.
Sending lots of smiles and happiness,
Tuesday 12th May
I hope everyone is well and making the most of the sunshine we have been having. Fingers crossed it is here to stay! Although it is incredibly sad to see the Olympics delayed, it means longer to let our excitement and knowledge build. Why not design a Paralympic mascot, merchandise for supporters or learn about the Spirit of Sport. Below are all the resources that you will need to start your journey into the Olympic games (a little ahead of time).
I am constantly hearing of long walks, runs, bike rides, gymnastics practice and even wading in streams, encouraging me that you too are enjoying the extra opportunities for physical activity. But don't forget about your physical education too. Head over to PASS's website (https://www.passltd.org/home-learning) to find PE lessons that will keep developing your skills as well as keep you healthy. The lessons are designed to use as little equipment as possible, as the teachers themselves are also safe at home and not at work.
Keep active and smiling.
Tuesday 5th May
During lock-down some of you may have mastered a new skill or had time to improve an existing one. Have a look at the attached resources and activities from our lovely friends at PASS and learn about some of the world's most talented people - world record holders and professional athletes. I wonder if with a little practice you can get close to their achievements. I'd love to see how you do so don't forget to send your results through to the office.
Monday 4th May
Good morning everyone. I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. When speaking to the lovely children of Oak class it appears that they are all being very active - I assume that every one else is too. Being term 5, we would normally start to prepare ourselves for Sports Day in our P.E. lessons. Just because we aren't together, it doesn't mean that this still can't happen. Why not have an egg and spoon race or sack race at home? I'd love to hear of any new creative events you've designed for your family to compete in too. Keep active and keep smiling!
Monday 20th April
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter which I am sure involved plenty of chocolate! This is more reason than ever to all get up and moving. Joe Wicks is still doing his P.E. lesson every morning: fancy dress Fridays are my favourite. I'd love to see pictures of you in your house in fancy dress (please send them through to the office).
Here is another idea if you find yourself bored for ideas at home.
Mission Impossible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbE-fsXTYno
I have played this at school with many children, taping string between tables, chairs, table legs and even door frames. All you need is string and masking tape (this shouldn't leave marks on your paint work). Parents, make it challenging, it will keep them entertained for ages (I just hope you can cope with the mission impossible music on repeat for a while).
Wednesday 1st April
This mornings Joe Wicks P.E. lesson was inspired by a young girl called Emelia. I'd love to load You Tube one morning and see that it was one of you that had inspired the nation to keep moving. Have a go at designing your own work out - don't forget the warm up- and send it to Joe Wicks! Please send me a copy too so I can post them on the website for our school community to complete, me included. Make them challenging. be creative and most importantly have fun!
Monday 30th March
On this part of the website I am hoping to share simple ideas that inspire us all to keep moving – yes parents that means you as well. I shall do my best to ensure that each activity is as cheap as possible, with as little resources as possible, as well as having as little impact on your home as possible! Below are numerous online resources to get us started.
Our lovely friends at PASS are doing workouts from home twice a day at 10 am and 1pm. Head over to their website to see a few familiar and friendly faces that can help keep you active and healthy. You can also find Home Based Activities as well as a weekly challenge.
I’m sure you have all already heard, seen or completed a P.E. Lesson with Joe Wicks the Body Coach but if you haven’t then you really must. They start at 9 am giving you plenty of time to get your sportswear on and water bottle filled. Parents, you will be happy to know they are completely family friendly, meaning you can join in too.
The BBC has teamed up with The Premier League to encourage active learning from home. Simply click on the Key Stage or subject you desire and dance, and sing, along.
Cosmic Kids is fun for children ages 3 plus and may bring a sense of calm to your exercise sessions.
Go Noodle offers short movement breaks around many themes – perfect for a quick brain break mid home learning.
Just Dance Kids – You Tube
Many of our children would have heard of this popular game and they can now access many of the videos for free on You Tube.