The Chief Medical Officer's recommendations are that children strive for 60 active minutes per day;
In children and young people, regular physical activity is associated with improved learning and attainment, better mental health and cardiovascular fitness, also contributing to healthy weight status.
Children and Young People (5 to 18 years)
• Children and Young People should engage in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week. This can include all forms of activity such as physical education, active travel, after-school activities, play and sports.
• Children and young people should engage in a variety of types and intensities of physical activity across the week to develop movement skills, muscular fitness and bone strength.
• Children and young people should aim to minimise the amount of time being spent being sedentary and when physically possible should break up long periods of not moving with at least light physical activity.
Movement is Life
This video animation is a fantastic tool for supporting the understanding of young people (and adults) as to why physical activity and movement is so important to our well being.
Updates and Files
Please spend time looking at the many updates shared. Click on the most recently added updates below, or scroll through to view all available resources/updates. There should be something for everyone here and the site is regularly checked and updated.
North Somerset's SGOs
- NSSPEA and TEAM North Somerset 20 2020 Elevation Challenge Master.pdf
- Elevation Challenge tracker.xlsx
- Bingo Physical Activity .pdf
- NSSPEA daily sixty minute activity timetable.pdf
- Bingo Physical Activity Makaton .pdf
- Wall Ball.pdf
- Happy Healthy Halloween (1).pdf
- Autumn Gold Cert.pdf
Feel Fab; 'Happy Healthy Halloween'
Following on from our series of half term challenges, 'Happy Healthy Halloween' hopes to inspire young people and families to get active and creative during the school break.
LTA Youth: Tennis at Home; 4-11 yrs
LTA Youth isn’t just about tennis; it’s about kids developing mentally and physically on and importantly, off the court. You can improve your tennis skills any time, any place, with our LTA Youth Home Activities hub, it's full of activities for the whole family. Even “that” uncle who gets way too competitive.
School Games 'Play Formats'
School Games play formats encourage participants to acquire and practice skills.
The Healthy Movers programme (2 - 5 year olds)
The Healthy Movers programme is designed to support two to five year olds' physical literacy, self-esteem and well-being, helping them gain a better start in life.
National Trust: 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4
Find out about all of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer.
'Daily Mile At Home': 2021 Family Fun Challenges
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!
YST - '60 Second Challenges'
A bank of 'sixty second' challenges that can be used in a variety of ways, including encouraging children to improve their 'personal best'.
Active Kids Do Better
Kids aren’t made to sit still, they’re made to play. But today’s kids are part of the least active generation in history, and all that sitting around doesn’t sit well with us. Small bursts of physical activity throughout the school day are proven to help kids concentrate and stay on task. The UK Government guidelines of 30 minutes of physical activity in primary school are easy to achieve with these tools.
Change 4 Life - 10 Minute shake-ups
Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring you play-along games inspired by your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!
Secondary PE at home: #thisIsPE secondary:
#ThisISPE secondary is designed to support teachers and parents/carers with secondary aged children in signposting to appropriate physical education content which enables pupils to continue their development within national curriculum PE at home during the school closures.
#BackToSchoolGames: NGB Activities
National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) have worked alongside the School Games to build and develop a series of sport formats for intra and inter-school competition. These formats aim to encourage all young people to participate and are based on supporting young people to build and extend their skills and confidence.
'This Girl Can': thisgirlcan.co.uk
A national campaign that promotes physical activity and well-being.
20: 2020 'Climb Every Mountain' Elevation Challenge
This challenge might add a little interest to your permitted daily physical activity (walks) outside of the home (within your local area).
60 Active Minutes: example physical activity timetable; create your own timetable
The downloadable (resources section) physical activity timetable is an example of how the recommended minutes could be achieved across a day. Can you create a physical activity timetable that works for you (and your family)? A blank timetable is included for you to do this.
Lenny and Lily in Lockdown and Lenny and Lily Return to School
Lenny and Lily in Lockdown and Lenny and Lily Return to School will help children make sense of their experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, communicate their feelings and prepare for more change as they go back to the classroom. As the stories are told in pictures alone, it is not necessary for children to be able to read words to enjoy them. This means they are appropriate for pupils in both mainstream and special education settings.