Physical activity guidelines

Children learn best when they are active and at Brundall School we aim to ensure that children receive at least 2 hours of high quality P.E a week. As well as this we are always promoting the Sit less/Move more message  with lots of daily brain breaks including Go Noodle activities.

This week the Penguin Class challenged themselves with our “Mr Blue” large apparatus. The lesson included lots of opportunities to develop strong muscles and bones.

Below are the guidelines for parents and carers which have been taken from the N.H.S website:

Guidelines for 5- to 18-year-olds

To maintain a basic level of health, children and young people aged 5 to 18 need to do:

  • at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day – this should range from moderate activity, such as cycling and playground activities, to vigorous activity, such as running and tennis
  • on 3 days a week, these activities should involve exercises for strong muscles and bones, such as swinging on playground equipment, hopping and skipping, and sports such as gymnastics or tennis

Children and young people should also reduce the time they spend sitting for extended periods of time, including watching TV, playing computer games and travelling by car when they could walk or cycle.

Being active for at least 60 minutes a day is linked to better general health, stronger bones and muscles, and higher levels of self-esteem.

Mrs Brown

Penguin Class Teacher/P.E Leader