For parents taking on the responsibility of home schooling their children it is important that we highlight the difference between PE, School Sport and Physical Activity. Whilst they all include physical movement there are some important differences as outlined by the Association for PE;
Physical Education (PE) – is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in lessons and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating
with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.
School Sport – is the structured learning that takes place outside of lessons (i.e. break/lunch times/after school) within school settings; this is sometimes referred to as out-of-school-hours learning. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity (e.g clubs, fixtures, matches, events). The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with ‘community sport and activity’.
Physical Activity – is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting) and routine, habitual activities such as
using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.
To support parents and school staff to continue pupils’ learning and development, we have compiled a variety of useful resources which can be delivered within the home or school environment (indoors or outside).
60 Second Challenges
A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance and the aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medal aims. We have a range of activity cards and videos.
PE Home Learning
PE activities that can be done individually or in pairs/small groups with a focus on the development of physical competence and actively learning the importance of personal skills to support social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
These fun activities are available for teachers and parents to help keep children happy, healthy and focused during the challenging times ahead.
These FREE resources include:
- Quick Blasts
- Active Blasts with supporting activities for Maths and Literacy
- Mental Wellbeing resources to support anxiety, mood and emotions
NHS – Change 4 Life – Disney 10 Min Shake Up Games
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney’s The Lion King and Frozen.
These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
These are general fun physical activities for children to do throughout the day as a way to get active, have fun as a family and break up the day. Examples include hide and seek, den or fort building and ‘hot potato’ ball games.
A document taken from the ‘Inclusion 2020’ project which has seen 50 primary, secondary and special schools across England organise inclusive countrywide ‘Learning and Discovery’ sport festivals.
real PE at home
This includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years, Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 with over 250 activities and challenges.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel.
Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy.
THIS GIRL CAN – Disney Dance-Alongs
This Girl Can is all about celebrating women getting active, no matter how they like to do it. Partnering with Disney and real families across England, THIS GIRL CAN have captured some of the ways mums and kids get moving to the songs they love. You can learn their moves or put your own spin on their routines. At the end of the day, it’s about breaking a sweat while having a bit of fun.
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