LOCKDOWN SPRING TERM 2021
We will be adding new material and challenges in addition to the ones we had from last year, for the children to stay active and stimulated whilst learning from home during this latest lockdown. There will be links to online resources and videos, and documents that can be downloaded and used at home if you wish. Please check back every week for new material. These will all aim to work towards the government target of 60 Active Minutes a day.
Normally school is responsible for offering chances for 30 Active Minutes in the form of break & lunchtime play and things like Daily Mile runs and children are expected to complete the remaining 30mins while at home, as part of their walk/cycle to school or at a community sports club/session. While some of these things can't be done at the moment this target is still going to be very important not just to keep children active, but also to help maintain the whole family's mental & physical health by doing something different, active and hopefully outdoors where possible.
Safety when doing PE at home
Parents and carers are responsible for ensuring that children follow the correct safety advice provided at the start of any activity and the instructions the leader or information gives for the activity. Also that children are wearing appropriate clothing to take part in each activity and have sufficient space to do the task safely. Parents and carers are responsible for supervising activities where required and for seeking medical advice in advance if your child has a medical condition that may prevent them taking part in physical activity.
Half Termly Class Challenges:
These challenges are ongoing for this whole half term. If you would like to share your efforts with us then please send in pictures to Mr Cox and he will post them on the website. Please advise if you do not wish the photos to be used on the school twitter feed as well.
ALL CHILDREN - Healthy Selfie challenge! Can you take a photo of yourself taking part in some physical activity and send it in? All pictures will feature on a special Healthy Selfie PE page.
AMBER & TOPAZ CLASS - How fast can you get changed? Can you beat 10 minutes? Are you a "Champion Changer" and get changed in under 5 minutes? For this task you need to change out of your pyjamas or clothes and put on: socks, bottoms (your choice e.g. trousers/leggings/tracksuit/joggers etc), t-shirt, long sleeved top of some sort and a pair of trainers. Race against a family member to go faster! Bonus points for extra layers if you are going outside!
EMERALD CLASS - How fast can you get changed? Can you beat 5 minutes? For this task you need to change out of your pyjamas or clothes and put on: socks, bottoms (your choice e.g. trousers/leggings/tracksuit/joggers etc), t-shirt, long sleeved top of some sort and a pair of trainers. Race against a family member to go faster! Bonus points if you can run and get a drink of water and get your coat on before the time runs out!
SAPPHIRE CLASS - How many 5m shuttle runs can you complete in 30seconds? Set out two markers 5m apart and time yourself running between them for 30 seconds. How fast can you move? Challenge a family member to run against and try to beat them!
AMETHYST CLASS - How many Mountain Climber exercises can you do in 30 seconds? watch the clip to see how to do this and then see how many "reps" you can do in 30 seconds. One "rep" is both feet going back and forth. Challenge a family member and try to beat them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXSjjn6aDiI
See below for more links and further ideas. This page will be updated continuously during the next few weeks. Please check back for updates.
Keep smiling, be safe & stay active!