Here at Woodlands we are determined to go further than the national curriculum and put physical activity at the heart of the school. We want all children to be inspired to participate in an activity that they enjoy, so we expose them to as many sports and activities as we can, to make PE fun, exciting and motivational for all children to continue being active throughout their time in education and adult life. Therefore, to further develop knowledge and understanding of being active, outside of PE lessons we have morning exercises to get children ready for the school day, active breaks to ensure that children are not sedentary for more than 30 minutes at a time and give children responsibility to become playground leaders, where they encourage others to be active and join in with playground games.
At school and at home we want to encourage you to be as active as possible. We believe that keeping your bodies healthy through nutrition and exercise helps keep your mind healthy too! We think it is important that you find small ways to add exercise to your daily routine such as walking to school, using different zones on the playground to mix up your play, wake and shake in your classrooms and using the outdoor classroom. At home you can set yourselves fitness challenges, make good use of your outdoor spaces such as family walks, using your garden and/or local parks.
Here are some of the exercise videos we have been following at school:
Here are some festive exercises you could do during the Christmas holidays:
Who would like a Christmas challenge?
- Can you try a new sport or activity?
- Can you beat a personal best in a sport or activity? Such as being able to do 10 bounces with a basketball.
- Can you learn a Christmas dance?
- Can you do 60 minutes of exercise a day? This could be as simple as going for a walk to see how many Christmas trees you can see, going to the park, or even finding your own fun festive exercise videos online to copy with a grown up!
Enjoy the holidays and stay active!