The PE End of Year Challenge

PE End Of Year Challenge

All students across the school are taking part in a PE End of Year Challenge. Try this game with your family!

Exercise Musical Statues

Have a go at playing this Musical Statues Game!

Please warm up and stretch before starting and make sure you play this game in a safe place. Please take regular breaks.

This Musical Statues Game requires parental supervision. 

Remember to stop if you feel pain or if you feel you can not do this game safely.


This game is based on the game Musical Statues. Music will be needed for this game.

Someone will need to be able to stop and start music. This can be done by pausing a song or by turning the volume completely down.

When music is playing, children can dance or do different on the spot whole body exercises such as jogging on the spot, star jumps, high knees and knee press ups. Children can choose what they do during each piece of music or the person in charge of the music can help the child by saying a different exercise every time they start the music so the child knows what to do. 

When the music stops, they must freeze until music starts again.

The person in charge of the music can shorten or extend the piece of music to make the game easier or harder. Remember to take breaks.

Please send photos into school by Wednesday 15th July so we can share!

Exercise Examples: Click here 


The Grove Chalk Walk – You can also try this at Home

You will need a space outside and some chalk. 

The idea is that you draw lots of different activities on the floor in a line so your child follows the instructions as they work through the activities. 

For example you might write or draw……. Hop 3 times – Spin around once – do 5 Star Jumps – do 10 High Knees – do a funny dance – touch your head – touch your toes – finish


We have put together some links and ideas for additional learning and activities you can do with your child or your family whilst at home. There are also links included for parents who need to take a moment to themselves. We will keep adding to the list over the coming weeks.

Letters and Sounds

The DfE have put together a 12 week programme of support for their Phonics Programme Letters and Sounds. This is a series of online learning videos on Youtube which your child can do at home.

You can access this here through this link.

BBC Bitesize launch their daily lessons starting on Monday 20th April

You can access the website via this link.

Oak National Academy launch their online platform starting Monday 20th April

This will be a useful teaching and home learning resource for those pupils in Secondary East. You can access the website here via this link. 

The Celebrity School

For anyone struggling with home schooling children whilst trying to work, here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your children for free, daily, to help with their education during school closure.

9.00am PE with Joe Wicks

Maths with Carol Vorderman

English with David Walliams

Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)

Music with Myleene Klass

Dance with Darcey Bussel

History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests


Wellbeing and Mental Health

Supporting neurodiverse children in challenging times

Children and adolescent mental health support resource

Meditation/relaxation and sleep resources

Wellbeing advice  


Self help resources for mental health issues

Online resource for skills building

Coronavirus and Your Child’s Wellbeing 


Academic Learning

Online learning support resource for GCSE/KS2 and KS3

Maths Learning support

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material

Ted Ed: All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This Wide range of educational videos

Crash Course – You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids for a younger audience

Prodigy Maths – U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age

Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities

British Council – Resources for English language learning


DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:

Fun Learning

Some fun ways to learn at home and engage your children

BBC Learning – This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes

Nature Detectives – A lot of these can be done in a garden

Toy Theatre – Educational online games

DK Find Out – Activities and quizzes

Free online puzzles 

Complete online free music concerts

Online theatre productions

Online plays and theatrical performances


Sport and Physical Exercise

Yoga you can do with the kids, to chill them out?

Joe Wicks PE Workout – Daily at 9am

NHS 10 Minute Workouts

NHS Gym Free Workouts

Move to Learn

Shape up with Spurs Abdominal Workout:

Shape up with Spurs Interval Session Tutorial:


Be Creative

Artistic exploration website

Learn new languages online

Duolingo – Learn languages for free. Web or app

Tinkercad – All kinds of making

Blue Peter Badges – If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art – Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree – Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Virtual museum tours

Museum of London

Bug Club – School online Reading Library

Online sci-fi books

Audible stories and audio books free for kids

Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of free resources for Primary age


Computing and Science

Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch – Creative computer programming

Mystery Science – Free science lessons

Minecraft creating and exploring online worlds

Geography Games and gaming!

Crest Awards – Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards – Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online


Resources to help at home

Widgit Symbols – Widgit is used to make visual symbols and schedules to support communication. Widgit is offering free online service during school closures: Use code WIDGIT30

Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Twinkl – This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Free colouring books to download and print

FREE Makaton download resources available until 30th March

Resources and support for activities available on the PECS website

A range of useful ideas to support therapy interventions with your child

OT Scheduling from home – Tips and Advice

Learn about sensory processing disorders and challenges

Supporting Challenging Behaviours at Home

The Challenging Behaviour foundation has issued guidance and resources to support parents and carers who now have a young person at home who displays behaviours which challenge. You can read the guidance at the link below.

Supporting Challenging Behaviour at Home

Resources to help your child cope with challenges of COVID-19

The National Autistic Society has produced resources and information regarding coronavirus which can be accessed here:

The World Health Organisation have produced videos on coronavirus and washing hands:

Easy reads and social stories during COVID19

Detailed guidance and booklet put together by colleagues in Community Family Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational Therapy in Cardiff which gives lots of ideas and practical activities and information to supporting your child during these times. You can read this guidance here.

The Government and DfE have put together a list of online learning tools and resources to help with home learning. They have also added an SEND section. You can access this via the link.