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Keep Fit and Healthy

It was great to see so many of our students and teachers doing the Joe Wicks workout today! It’s a great way to get the nation fit. With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.
Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. The workouts are fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 

You don't need any equipment, just tune into https://www.youtube.com/c/thebodycoachtv on YouTube at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

 

Physical Education

 

If Joe Wicks workouts aren’t enough to keep you fit, we have decided to give more fun workouts. 

This term we have been working on fitness, so thought we would put in a fun cha cha plank to do with the family, (don’t worry it’s only a fun 2 minutes 30 seconds) 

 

Motivational Mondays

Write a short piece about a sport's star, family member, teacher or friend that inspires you and motivates you to do something you enjoy. Write why they are your motivational/ inspirational person, and how they have helped you or what you believe you have achieved and learnt from them.

Please remember to upload to class dojo.

Tutting Tutorial Tuesday

This term we had been looking at dance and various styles; we have covered Bollywood, Bhangra, Hip Hop, Afrobeats and now on to an exciting new dance style called tutting. Tutting comes from street dance. It is a dance done by your hands and sometimes finger Tutting. it comes from the Name ‘King Tut’ which is from ancient Egypt and is given this name because of the shapes you make with your hands, in Egypt they made shapes with their hieroglyphics.

Please click on the link below which is a fun little hand tutting tutorial for a tutting combination sequence.  Please note there is a second link which is your challenge if you are able to complete challenge one with ease.  ……. Happy Tutting

Tackle it Tuesday

 

In gymnastics last half term we looked at individual balances in one of our lessons including; splits, headstand, bridge, Y balance, shoulder stand, arabesque.

Think of the balance you found the most challenging or go for headstand to push yourself for a challenge. Remember when doing a headstand to make a triangle shape using your hands as the base of the triangle and your head the point. Make sure you can see your fingers and your hands remain flat on the floor. Walk your toes in as close to your hands as possible and lift both legs up together at the same time.           

           

Challenge 2- see if you can multi task and upload a photo of you balancing whilst reading or doing your times tables. Looking forward to seeing some of these  J.

Exercises in the garden

 

Wednesdays

Wednesday wedges

 

Ingredients:

salt, pepper, potatoes, oil, thyme, paprika, chilli

1. Wash the potatoes in a colander to ensure all clean

2. on a chopping board cut down the potato vertically. Turn the half of the potato over and cut into 3 segments to make a wedge shape and repeat with the rest of the potatoes. We use 4 potatoes to make enough for our family of three.

3. In a large bowl place the potato wedges, 2 tablespoons of oil and mix to ensure they are fully covered.

4. After, mix in the 1.5 teaspoons of salt, 1.5 teaspoons of pepper, 1 tablespoon of thyme, 2 tablespoons of paprika and 1 teaspoon of chilli flakes.  Mix it all together to ensure the wedges are coated evenly.

5. Place the wedges in a lightly greased baking tray and place in the middle of the oven on 180 degree for 20 minutes and turn over half way and cook for a further 25 minutes

6. Enjoy your side dish

 

Wellbeing

Today we are going to be taking part in yoga.  Yoga has so many benefits for you such as:

  • improves your balance, flexibility, coordination
  • increases your energy
  • teaches us to control our emotions and how to handle emotions
  • creates peace
  • overall wellbeing and good health

 

Task One

is to see how many yoga poses from the list below you can remember and demonstrate that we have previously learnt in lessons;  Tree Pose, Warrior Pose, Lotus Pose, Camel Pose, Child Pose, Cobra Pose, Triangle Pose, Boat Pose, Shoulder Stand Pose.

 

Task Two

Please follow the appropriate link below for a yoga exercise video, enjoy and make sure that there are no distractions whilst doing this activity, if possible.

 

Training Thursdays

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKRR7_igyLo

 

Mindfulness

 

Tasty Thursdays


 

Today is baking day and making yummy and also nutritional treats today as what you need to eat is just as important to your health as exercising and mental health. Equally treats are OK to have occasionally. Here’s a tasty banana loaf recipe for you to try I can’t wait for you to try.

 

Banana Bread

Ingredients needed;

4 bananas

4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 egg

½ cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (this is optional but personally I find it always tastes sweeter)

1 &1/2 cup of plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 small pinch of salt

 

Instructions ;

1-      Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2-      In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork into almost a pulp mixture

3-      Add in the oil, egg, sugar and vanilla, and stir until combined ( please do not use electric whisk )

4-      Add in the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and just stir until combined ( again please don’t use an electric whisk, just fold in )

5-      Pour the banana batter into a greased loaf pan

6-      Bake for 45 minutes

Mindfulness

Task Tuesdays

 

On a piece of paper write the alphabet A-Z down one side of the paper. 

For each letter try and name either a sport, exercise or game.

If possible try and think of an athlete for each letter -  example -

B –Basketball (Sport), Becky Downie (Gymnast)

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Waacking Wednesdays

 

After seeing some of your fabulous tutting tutorial attempts and staff included, this week we have waacking Wednesday. This style of dance was created in LA in the 1970’s and is a form of street dance. Waacking is also now being seen in other styles of dance now such as Bollywood, and some ballroom dances. Waacking consists of moving the arms to beat over and behind the shoulders.  Try and get your household involved for extra fun

 

YouTube link -  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YFfjo5Y2V0

 

Today's P.E is suitable for EYS/KS1 and KS2. There will be two links to send, first one is a fun ball skill challenge with hand eye co-ordination drills and second link is a 15 minute workout for adults and children of any age.  

 

P.E for whole school to do:

fun ball skill challenge and hand eye co-ordination drills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_0EkDioGNs

 

15 minute workout for adults and children of any age:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRXoKTBSZiI

 
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