We have enhanced our health and wellbeing provision in order to optimize opportunities for all children to achieve the recommended 30-minutes of in-school physical activity each day. We believe that active children make happier and healthier learners.
Here are some of the ways that we help our children move and learn each day.
Place three targets in front of you (Partners does the same) This can be anything you find at home
Each player takes it in turns to through an object (again anything you can find at home) at your partners targets
Each time you hit one it is removed
First player to hit all target wins
S - Move further away
T - Use your other hand to throw
E - Smaller targets or Bigger Targets
P - Add 4 more players and they have to run to 'Home' to tag the next player in
Wider learning - Put a sum on the object the person is throwing. They have to say the answer before they can through it. Ball pool type balls are great for this, but with a Sharpie you can write on sticks, balls of paper, plastic bottles.
Set up a start and finish line (it doesn't have to be a straight line)
Ask the children to think of 3 different ways to get from start to finish
Get them to try out the different methods
What is the quickest way from start to finish?
What is the slowest way from start to finish?
Once they have experimented with different ways they can race, use a handicap system for different age children (older ones have to do their slowest form of travel, and young ones their quickest)
S - Make the course a route through the house or Garden
T - Place obstacles or challenges on the track (dressing up is always a winner with younger children)
E - Complete the course with an object - Balance a book on your head
P - The two person challenge - Piggy Back, wheel barrow, always holding hands etc
Challenges using the exercise that go with the letters:
1) Spell out your first name
2) Spell out your full name
3) Spell out your best friends name AND your name
4) Complete the whole alphabet