It has been an exciting start to our new fitness initiative and commitment in getting every child active.
Mrs Odell has begun fitness assessments where children will be thinking about their own levels of fitness and setting personal challenges. I have sent questionnaires out to each child so that we can think about activity levels and ways in which we can increase opportunities to be active, including walking, biking or scooting to school. Mr Gayford has begun his popular running club on a Thursday after school for Key Stage 2 children. Mrs Allison will be running a netball club beginning soon. Already, we have an exciting trip planned for the Owl class to visit the Sportspark at the U.E.A to try a range of activities including Tri-golf, netball, sportshall athletics and tennis. We are also looking forward to a new lunchtime club on Fridays for Key Stage 1 children which will encourage movement and dance and Sportshall Athletics Club which begins on 1st October.
This morning I have watched a number of children take part in P.E lessons and this afternoon I have watched the trials for our cross county competition. Throughout the school I have seen commitment, effort and enjoyment,as well as lots of smiles and laughter.
On Tuesday of next week, staff will refresh their skills in delivering circuit training and new physical brain breaks, including the “Wherry”. By the end of next week ask your child to deliver this fun and active 5 minute brain break.
As parents, carers and teachers we can all play an important part in promoting the message that exercise brings many benefits.
Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression and dementia….”
(quote taken form nhs.co.uk website)
It looks to be an exciting year of sport and fitness…