Next week sees our very first Beecroft Garden Virtual Olympics
We will have two sporting challenges a day for you to compete in, testing your stamina, agility, co-ordination and strength.
check out the seesaw pages and here to find out that they challenges are. But for the competitive minded, here are some tutorials from the PE team so you can get training.
Speed and Stamina Activities
Speed bounce: Lay a skipping rope on the floor (or something else which gives you a line to jump over) and see how many jumps you can do in 30 seconds. You may need somebody else to count and time.
Sit ups/ star jumps: How many sit ups or star jumps can you do in 30 seconds? Try and beat your first score!
5m shuttle runs
Put two markers (this could be anything) 5 metres apart or from one side of the room to the other. You will need somebody to time you. See how long it takes you to run in between the markers 10 times, touching each cone with your hand when you get there.
Speed skip: How many skips can you do in 30 seconds. You can have as many goes as you like, but only send in your highest amount. You might need somebody to count and time.
Sock curling: Find 5 rolled up pairs of socks and set a scoring zone in a room. You can challenge yourself by having the nearest zone to you worth 1 point, the middle one is worth 10 points, and the end one is worth 20 points. Roll each pair of socks into the zones. How many points can you get? Let you parent/carer have a go,can you beat them?
Target throw: Put a target 5 metres (if you can) away from where you are standing. Get as many pairs of socks rolled up in a ball as you can find. See how many you can throw into the hoop in a minute.
Standing long jump: With two feet that are parallel, bend your knees and swing your arms and try to jump as far as possible. Remember, when you are marking how far you have jumped, it is from the furthest point back. Get someone to measure using their feet or if you have a ruler stick or tape measure to measure (in metres) how far you have jumped. Can you beat your previous best?
Strength, balance and Flexibility Activities
In right and left leg splits ensure hips and shoulders are square and level. Keep both legs straight, support body weight with hands and arms and ease down into splits as far as you can go. Don’t force yourself down, try and go a little further down each time you practice.Forward Balance: Stand up straight, facing forward, stretch your arms out to the side, point either your left or right foot in front of you. Raise your leg up slowly, keeping it straight and pointing your toes. Hold the balance for as long as possible (at least 20 seconds). Remember to focus straight ahead.
Start standing up straight, facing forward, as you lean forward slowly, raise left leg behind you keeping it straight with toes pointed. As your body comes down (with your weight over your right leg), raise your back (left) leg more keeping it engaged with toes pointed. Remember to hold your arms out with fingers extended to help with your balance. Hold your position as long as you can, remembering to focus forward and don’t rush!
Some suggestions from Coach Tom
We know many of you will be missing your sessions with Coach Tom. He has come up with a suggested timetable to keep both minds and bodies fit for children in KS1 and KS2 as well as reminding us all of the values he talks about in his sessions.
Why not try this workout specially designed by Tom and George to keep you fit and active.
Dance and Gymnastics ideas from Mr Sebastian
Hi there everyone, here are a few online dance and gymnastics links for you to get started with. They are a mixture of workshops and fun activities for the children as well as yourself. Just Dance has proved to be very popular with the children, now you can join in too! This will grow and develop in time but there is enough here to get started with, to help with your fitness and well-being.
My YouTube channel has some fun Keep Fit and Gymnastics videos, I will be adding Dance videos too. The most important thing is to keep moving and have fun at the same time!
If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact me, it would be lovely to get your feedback as well as any requests for music for the videos etc. firstname.lastname@example.org don't forget to visit our Arts@Beecroft Seesaw page to get new ideas and share what you have been doing.