Did you know that the government recommend children take part in vigorous physical activity in school for 30 minutes per day, with an additional 30 minutes carried out outside of school hours? So what are we doing to make sure the children are doing this?
- Mile A Day. Wherever possible the children take part in the Mile A Day every day, by running, jogging or walking around the field for 15 minutes. We will shortly be introducing a 'personal challenge' element to this by keeping a record of how many laps the children do each week. They will then be encouraged to try and increase this the following week. Where we are unable to use the field, due to the weather, our SSOC organise a fitness session on the yard. This comprises of a circuit of fun activities. The SSOC enjoy leading this activity, with the support of Mr Jackson, and the rest of the school respond really well to them.
- Maths Of The Day. We have recently introduce this active maths scheme to some of the children, and shortly it will be launched across the school. This involves the children's maths lessons becoming much more active. They will be learning the necessary maths skills by taking part in fun games and activities which also require them to be physically active. So far, the children have really enjoyed it and found it extremely engaging. It also promotes collaborative work and develops communication amongst the children. Look out for photos on the Class Pages, you may even spot 'Mottie' the Maths Of The Day mascot!
- Active Playgrounds. During break times and lunchtimes the children have access to a wide variety of play equipment, designed to promote physical activity. This includes football, basketball, skipping, balls, hula hoops scoops and balls and many more. In addition to this the SSOC will also be leading an activity for the children to take part in if they wish. These activities will be designed to engage all children, but particularly those who may not enjoy competitive / team sports.
- Lunchtime Clubs. Mr Jackson will be leading a variety of lunchtime clubs. These will be open to all pupils over the course of the year, but again the focus will be on inspiring these children who are less engaged in PE and school sport, to take part and hopefully find an activity which they enjoy.