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.

Instructions:

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
https://lnkd.in/gGyP7v6

Maths with Carol Vorderman
www.themathsfactor.com

English with David Walliams
https://lnkd.in/gWQiqpR

Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
https://lnkd.in/gdSaPuQ

Music with Myleene Klass
https://lnkd.in/gywu6nh

Dance with Darcey Bussel
https://lnkd.in/gcu6ia6

History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
https://lnkd.in/gafjMfK

Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)
https://lnkd.in/gAmrV8Z

Non-daily events include:

Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
https://lnkd.in/guxumwe

 

Wellbeing and Mental Health

Supporting neurodiverse children in challenging times

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXPtqmHKNoE&feature=youtu.be

Children and adolescent mental health support resource
www.youngminds.org.uk

Meditation/relaxation and sleep resources  
https://www.headspace.com

Wellbeing advice
https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/  

Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org/

Self help resources for mental health issues
https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself

Online resource for skills building
https://www.coursera.org/

Coronavirus and Your Child’s Wellbeing 

 

Academic Learning

Online learning support resource for GCSE/KS2 and KS3
https://www.senecalearning.com/

Maths Learning support
https://corbettmaths.com

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
https://www.khanacademy.org

Ted Ed: All sorts of engaging educational videos
https://ed.ted.com

The Kids Should See This Wide range of educational videos
https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Crash Course – You Tube videos on many subjects
https://thecrashcourse.com

Crash Course Kids for a younger audience
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

Prodigy Maths – U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age
https://www.prodigygame.com

Cbeebies Radio – Listening activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

British Council – Resources for English language learning
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Phonics

DfE’s validated phonics programmes are:

Fun Learning

Some fun ways to learn at home and engage your children
https://www.teachingpacks.co.uk/100-challenge-ideas-for-home-learners/?fbclid=IwAR0pjI4-cnKiNB_-B4K08k_Gqo_PUfJnSMc3XCLwZHYcZGNRqn7h4iJHsp8

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
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

National Geographic Kids – Activities and quizzes
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
 

Nature Detectives – A lot of these can be done in a garden
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

Toy Theatre – Educational online games
https://toytheater.com/

DK Find Out – Activities and quizzes
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Free online puzzles
https://www.boatloadpuzzles.com/

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects 

Complete online free music concerts
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6BF044AE5B386D2

Online theatre productions
https://www.stageit.com/

Online plays and theatrical performances
https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com

 

Sport and Physical Exercise

Yoga you can do with the kids, to chill them out?
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Joe Wicks PE Workout – Daily at 9am 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

NHS 10 Minute Workouts
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/10-minute-workouts/

NHS Gym Free Workouts
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/gym-free-workouts/

Move to Learn
https://www.youtube.com/user/MovetoLearnMS

Shape up with Spurs Abdominal Workout:

https://youtu.be/-uxtv0ZrwW0

Shape up with Spurs Interval Session Tutorial:

https://youtu.be/tmkXx19Z0aU

 

Be Creative

Artistic exploration website
https://www.explorationoftheday.com/

Learn new languages online
http://languagejam.net

Duolingo – Learn languages for free. Web or app
https://www.duolingo.com

Tinkercad – All kinds of making
https://www.tinkercad.com

Blue Peter Badges – If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

The Artful Parent – Good, free art activities
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Red Ted Art – Easy arts and crafts for little ones
https://www.redtedart.com

The Imagination Tree – Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
https://theimaginationtree.com

Virtual museum tours
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Museum of London

Bug Club – School online Reading Library
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Online sci-fi books
https://www.humblebundle.com/

Audible stories and audio books free for kids 
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Oxford Owl for Home – Lots of free resources for Primary age
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Computing and Science

Blockly – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
https://blockly.games

Scratch – Creative computer programming
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Mystery Science – Free science lessons
https://mysteryscience.com

Minecraft creating and exploring online worlds
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/

Geography Games and gaming!
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Crest Awards – Science awards you can complete from home.
https://www.crestawards.org

iDEA Awards – Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online
https://idea.org.uk

 

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
https://mailchi.mp/widgit/wo

Paw Print Badges – Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

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.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk

Free colouring books to download and print
http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html

FREE Makaton download resources available until 30th March
CLICK HERE

Resources and support for activities available on the PECS website https://pecs-unitedkingdom.com/support-at-home/

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

www.griffinot.com/developing-childrens-fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-with-kim-griffinot/

OT Scheduling from home – Tips and Advice https://www.griffinot.com/homeschooling-during-coronavirus-19-tips-for-parents/

Learn about sensory processing disorders and challenges https://www.griffinot.com/sensory-processing-disorder/

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: https://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/coronavirus/resources/information.aspxh

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

https://youtu.be/bPITHEiFWLc   

https://youtu.be/IsgLivAD2FE

Easy reads and social stories during COVID19  https://www.dimensions-uk.org/press-release/at-home-activities-resources/

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.