The most recent NHS Publication regarding Obesity in the UK makes for worrying reading. The ‘headlines’ are these… There were 10, 660 hospital admissions directly attributable to obesity 29% of adults are classified as obese 20% of Year 6 children are classified as obese (in less affluent areas the prevalence of obesity is double than […]
In one of our Schools we found an inconsistency with which activities and equipment were being set out for the children at dinner time. In an attempt to combat this, I met with the lunchtime supervisors one afternoon. I borrowed 10-12 Year 5 children and I showed the lunchtime some really easy, fun, engaging games […]
Athletics is amazing once Summer finally comes around…. if you’re one of the fastest/strongest. If you aren’t in that privileged group then poorly taught Athletics can be pretty unrewarding/boring for the middle to lower ability children. In our group of Schools we emphasise that who wins races/events in lessons isn’t too important. That is for […]
I believe kids should be as active as possible in P.E lessons – but I also wanted to help our kids reflect on their perceived progress. So I’ve had a go at creating a self-assessment sheet to help guide this process. The idea is for each child to have one of the sheets, once they […]
Last year one of our Schools had a child with dyspraxia join us – One key symptom was an inability to hold their balance a lot of the time. So I came up with some activities to help them practice the skill. I hope some of you find them useful!
For some of my Schools a huge problem is space (or the lack of it). One way we get around this and ensure we can remain competitive is through ‘the Duel’. ‘The Duel’ enables the children to develop their ability to run at pace around a curve whilst also getting a more ‘match realistic’ experience […]
This academic year I am spending as much time as possible with the families across the Schools I work with. I show them games they can play at home with little or no equipment that are both fun and active, to break sedentary days up or just to move even more. The parents from one […]
As the big day draws closer (and we finally get a break!), I’ve tried to have a little play with a few more Christmas games. Hope they can be of some use!
Because we’re lovely people we thought we’d give you all our EYFS Winter (& Christmas) SoW as an early Christmas present. Enjoy! Winter (& Christmas!) EYFS SoW
Are you struggling for fun ways to develop over-arm throwing power and accuracy? Battleships might be one for you. You’ll need a lot of the collapsable hurdles used for Indoor Athletics (or an equivalent). Before you set up the game make sure you split all of your targets into two piles to ensure it is […]