Keeping Active at home!
We all know the importance of keeping children active at school and at home. It will help them to stay physically and mentally healthy, as well as focused and ready to learn. Here are some websites that might help as well as some suggestions for activities.
The just for fun collection are a great way of keeping active indoors and lots of fun! (Just for Fun: The Vamps Level One and Two is Mrs F’s favourite).
For KS1 and KS2 there are active Maths, English, PSHE and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) lessons that are easy to follow in addition to the learning provided by school. In KS2 there are also active Science lessons.
Washing Your Hands – An active video about washing your hands
Quick Blasts for 4 to 7 years/ 7 to 11 years – 2 minute active videos that are suitable for indoors.
Search ‘The Body Coach’ on YouTube.
There are lots of kids workouts on YouTube but the Body Coach (Joe Wicks) is doing a half an hour PE lesson (mini workout) every morning at 9.00am. Mrs F has been doing these and they are hard work but are a really positive start to the day and will wake up your brain ready for learning! He also has a specific Kids Workouts to do at Home section with 5 minute and 8 minute workouts which are easy and effective.
Search ‘Just Dance’ on YouTube.
There are lots of dances that you can follow without the game. Mrs F would recommend;
If you go to the WATCH the episodes tab at the top of the homepage it will take you to yoga videos of different types and lengths. You can watch and follow these on YouTube.
The Youth Sport Trust is also compiling a list of free home learning resources to aid learning at home;
There are also many activities that you can do to keep active without a screen!
If you have equipment, get out in the garden and use it;
Even with no equipment there is plenty that you can do;
Let us know if you have any other ideas and send us some photos of you all keeping active to;
PE is a huge part of school life at Park Spring.
Physical education develops children’s physical competence, confidence and skills, as well as their knowledge and understanding, in athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, outdoor adventurous activities and swimming. It provides opportunities for developing independence, team work and leadership skills, and helps to promote positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.
All children are expected to take part in the full range of activities appropriate to their age and ability regardless of gender, race and faith. We aim to provide two hours of quality physical education per week for our children with opportunities for extra-curricular P.E. and sport activities.
Physical education in the foundation stage should enable children to develop and achieve in line with the early learning goals outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. These principles should form the basis from which physical education is developed in the later key stages.
Key Stage 1 and 2
Physical education in key stages 1 and 2 should aim to ensure that all children:
Swimming will be taught to children during Year 4