If school is closed but your child does not need to self-isolate you may consider ….
Some sort of physical activity. The Chief Medical Officers guidelines for young people is to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. Examples of moderate intensity activities include, walking, playing outside in a park, riding a scooter, cycling, ball games etc. Reduce the time spent sitting or lying down and break up long periods of not moving with some activity. Aim to spread activity throughout the day. All activities should make you breathe faster and feel warmer, above all make it fun and something the children enjoy.
Other activities you could do with your child
Tommy the Tiger - Tri Challenge virtual competition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJu2ZsvE53c&t=(
Tilly the Tiger - 3 Minute Activity Workout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3a2TLh9XqA&t=32s
Tilly the Tiger - 5 Skill Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB5uFCOooaA
Tommy the Tiger - 5 for Under 5s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QLDQ8b-9dI
Physical activity ideas from https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities
Over the past couple of weeks the Lancashire SGO team and Active Lancashire have been developing a P.E school sport and physical activity resource in line new and adapted School Games work programme. The resource is centred around 4 key themes:
Move - Helping children to achieve 60 active minutes.
Learn - A Functional movement skill activity for KS1 / And a KS2 sport skill activity adapted from the Lancashire SOW form a weekly P.E activity for children to undertake.
Challenge - A weekly personal best challenge linked to the weekly PE learn activity along with current trending or new challenges are included.
Play - Providing ideas and resources for children to be active through play.
A new resource with updated links, games, PE tasks and challenges will be circulated each week.
The resource is online and is being hosted by the Lancashire School Games website (see links below). A PDF copy of the resource for each key stage is also attached should you want to send out to any families that do not have access to in the internet.
The links are as follows:
Year 1 & 2
https://plprimarystars.com/for-families (activities for KS1 and KS2 children)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers (activities for Ks1 and Ks2 children)