Staying active at home
Physical activity guidelines:
Please see below the chief medical officers UK physical activity guidelines which details the physical activity needed and health benefits for children, 0-5 years old and 5-18 years old. /_site/data/files/a-z/D20AE885822CAE4118AF9CB921CA6694.pdf
Families and Children:
Whilst we are staying at home it is essential, we keep active for both our physical and mental health and reach the recommended government guidance of participating in 60 active minutes of exercise a day. We have compiled a range of websites links that will help you keep active.
Disney Dance Along’s:
This Girl Can created the following free Disney Dance along videos for children and their families to try out at home. There are a whole host of different songs and movies to choose from:
Disney Shake Up Games:
Change4Life has teamed up with Disney to create 10 minute bursts of fun to get your kids moving.
iMoves is a free online platform, which is rolling out 2- minute, 10-minute and longer activities that parents can use in the home. It is free to sign up.
The Body Coach TV
Access a whole playlist of children’s workouts for free on YouTube.
Keeping Essex Active You Tube
Active Essex have a weekly timetable of free workouts on their YouTube channel. Each week the sessions change.
The Daily Mile:
To keep your family active and motivated, we’ve worked hard with our fantastic partners at London Marathon Events to create weekly challenges for The #DailyMileAtHome!
The FA: The FA have produced a range of great Superkicks resources to keep little ones busy, on their toes and learning whilst making sure they’re safe from football skills to brain training challenges!
Chance to Shine: check out these great resources to support children’s physical and mental wellbeing during the Covid 19 pandemic including live sessions, a virtual programme and cricket at home sessions.
England Athletics: England Athletics’ Funetics team have developed an athletics and curriculum based resources to help primary school children keep active and to support learning in the home environment.
Oak Academy: Oak National Academy has teamed up with the Association for PE (AfPE) to offer KS1, KS2 & KS3 physical education lessons to support teachers working remotely. Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)
Teenagers/Adults exercise activities:
This Girl can has created a video detailing tips on adding activity to your home routine.
The NHS has a whole host of short workouts, which done require much room or equipment.
10-minute workouts - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
A week-by-week description of the 9 week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Each week involves 3 runs.
Couch to 5K: week by week - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
A set of digital resources for Secondary Schools that can be accessed through the chance to shine portal. The Secondary Schools portal covers the following key themes – Inspire, Learn and Compete.
Youth Sport Trust Resources: Here you can access a range of FREE resources.
In school or remote learning resources:
Primary: Primary PE resources to support in school and remote learning for teachers and home schooling parents of carers of primary school children.
Secondary: PE resources to support in school and remote learning for teachers and home schooling parents or carers of secondary school pupils.
SEND PE resources to support in school and remote learning for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Physical activity and sport resources:
60 second challenges: a fun compete against yourself approach to physic al activity with a focus on relicense and perseverance and aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medal targets,
After school sports club: Join our 30-minute online club on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5pm for all children and young people to do some sport, develop skills and have fun.
Family Activities: activities, games and challenges for all the family, including our exciting wonder woman inspired resource for families and elements resources for families with children with PMLD.
School Games Active Championships: The School Games Active Championships uses the video-based platform powered by TopYa! To help young people remain active through personal best style video challenges.
Wonder Woman 1984: These fun free activities for schools and families will help young people develop skills using the power of sport.
Looking after your wellbeing
Well schools: Share, collaborate and find support from other staff to place wellbeing at the heart of education.
Bupa Foundation: A range of wellbeing resources and best practice specifically for education staff from Bupa Foundation.
Education support helpline: Free helpline available to all serving and retired teachers and education staff in England, Wales and Scotland 24/7, 365 days a year.
Every mind matters: Every Mind Matters has been created by Public Health England, with tips and advice developed with experts and approved by the NHS.
Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk)