At Forest Hall, pupils participate in a range of sports, for enjoyment and to develop their health and fitness. Opportunities are provided to improve skills and become physically confident through dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities.
At the same time we offer pupils the opportunity to participate in inter school, local and county wide competitions and encourage a sense of fairness and team spirit in all pupils.
Below are a few things that can help support staying healthy and active during Lockdown. You will also find lots of extra content and ideas to keep active on the school Twitter page, @foresthallps, which is updated regularly.
Get ready! Our school is getting active with Team GB and ParalympicsGB by taking on the Travel to Tokyo virtual challenge. We want you to join us on a 47,349 kilometre journey to Tokyo by getting active as a family and logging your activity. There are lots of prizes to be won too! Click on the links and images below to find out more.
Keeping children active and keeping their minds healthy is more important than ever now, which is why Go Well have launched their Healthy Active Futures resources. All of the resources are free, and not only focus on keeping children physically active, but will also support the children's cognitive function, helping them to not only be physically healthy, but mentally healthy too. Click on the link below to go directly to the Go Well website and have a look at the brilliant resources.
The Inspired Schools website is a brilliant resource to keep your child active. There are lots of great tutorial videos on there, which cover a lot of different skills. Each skill comes with a 'how to' video and lasts between 5-10 minutes, and they can all be done in the comfort of your own home! The link below will take you directly to the website, where you will find all of the current videos, and more will be added as time goes on. You will need the following login details to access the content:
When you log in, you will see a selection of videos, but clicking on the 'Inspired 5' link at the top of the page will take you to their full catalogue of videos available.
The Oak National Academy are offering PE lessons for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 throughout lockdown, to help your child to stay active. Click on the links below to access the lessons and resources. More lessons will be added over the next few weeks.
The list below has a list of websites and videos that you can use to remain active during Lockdown. It is split into year groups and sports and also covers various skills. If you're feeling fit and active, there is also a section on their for adults! Clicking on each link will take you directly to the YouTube video for the activity.
We are a proud Daily Mile School. During lockdown, the Daily Mile UK have teamed up with London Marathon to bring us some weekly challenges for children to complete to keep them happy and healthy. You can find the challenges below. Click on the images to enlarge them.
This diary is great resource to stay active and extend learning. As well as covering PE and fundamental skills, it also links with Maths, English and Science. Not all of the questions will be suitable for all children - some of the Maths questions are aimed more at Key Stage 2, but they can all certainly have a go - particularly at the PE activities.
The 60 Second Challenges are a fun and easy way to keep active. Each challenge comes with an instruction card, and they can all be completed at home, using things you can find around the house. Click on each image to enlarge it.
Below are a few simple ideas to stay active during lockdown. These can be done both inside and outside, if the weather permits! Click on each image to enlarge it.
We know how hard it can be to stay at home and stay active. We encourage you to take full advantage of your daily exercise if you can, however, if the weather is bad, there's not much you can do! To keep your child (and yourself, if you want to join in!) active during lockdown, why not try these daily challenge cards? There are 4 cards in total, and you could do one a day, and then repeat the following week, or you could do one or two a week, it is completely up to you how you use them. Click on each image to enlarge it.
Every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks, the PE Hub will be releasing a Tuesday Challenge. You can find the weekly challenges below. All of the activities can be completed at home. Click on each image to enlarge it.
The Healthy Lives booklet includes lots of mini activities, which can be used alongside the above daily challenge cards, or simply on its own. There is also a certificate that can be printed out when your child completes the challenges.
In addition to the Healthy Lives Challenge, there is also a Healthy Year Calendar to support healthy habits. The new 'Our Healthy Year Calendars', for Reception & KS1 and KS2 can support children to build healthier habits this year. The calendars are designed to inspire children to eat well, move more, and be mindful of their wellbeing - wherever they are. They include fun facts, jokes and challenges such as making up a dance or seeing how many different colours of the rainbow you can eat for lunch!
During Lockdown, the Youth Sport Trust will be offering a free after school club, which will be available at 5pm on YouTube on various days. The videos are included below. I have also included the link to the YST YouTube Channel, where you will find a whole host of other videos.
The School Games Mark has been put on pause this year, due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on schools and the School Games programme. A national decision was made for schools to retain the Mark award they achieved in 2018-2019. That means that we will remain a GOLD school this year!
There will be no level award issued this year, but we have been recognised for our achievements across the Autumn and Spring terms this year, as well as the virtual delivery and engagement during the period of COVID-19, in order to encourage children to remain active. We have been awarded the following badges by the North Tyneside PE Team:
We would like to say a huge thank you to the North Tyneside PE team for recognising our efforts this year, and we look forward to taking part in more PE and Sport events in the next academic year. Please click on the links below to view our certificates.
We are delighted to announce that we have been retained our GOLD medal in the School Games Mark for the 2018/2019 academic year. Click on the link below to have a look at our certificate.
Change4Life is a government initiated campaign, which aims to get children more active. Click on the link below for further information about the scheme.
In September 2017, we launched The Daily Mile. Public Health England recommend that children aged between 5-18 have 60 minutes of exercise every day - at school, we are responsible for 30 of those minutes. The Daily Mile is an initiative set up to encourage children to become more active during the school day. The aim is to try to get children running or walking at least a mile a day. Research has shown that if a child is more active, they are able to concentrate more in lessons, meaning they have stronger attainment levels and make more progress.
Throughout the Foundation Stage, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, the school aims to encourage its pupils to participate in a range of sports, particularly for the purposes of enjoyment and recreation. Opportunities are provided to grow and develop through dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities. At the same time, we aim to support those who wish to participate in inter-class, inter-school, local and county wide competitions to further these ambitions.
In PE, our pupils acquire knowledge, skills and understanding, develop their analytical and evaluation skills and learn to work both independently and collaboratively as a part of a team.
We have used the PE & Sports Premium to enhance the delivery of PE at Forest Hall in Primary School.
We also work closely with the Newcastle United Foundation , who deliver the Premier League Primary Stars Program, and provide us with an after school club. The lessons are delivered by fully qualified coaches, and focus on all aspects of the PE curriculum, and along with lessons taught by our teachers, help us to build and improve the children's sporting ability.
We are also a proud member of the English Schools' Football Association.
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