How are you? Did you dodge the showers to complete Mrs Brock’s community challenge? It looks a little brighter today, so if you didn’t get out to do it yesterday then maybe you can try today. Details are below:
Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s sporting challenge. Did you manage to do it in less attempts than Mr Digby?
For today’s challenge you’ll need a teabag and a cup. Watch the video below to find out all you need to know:
I always enjoy singing along with Mr Chapman and Grace – I loved every song that they have recorded for us. However, I have to say that this week’s song is one of my favourites so far. The harmonies are just beautiful.
This week’s Sing Up song is great too. Have a sing and maybe try the dance moves too.
Mr Digby has put up videos relating to running, jumping and throwing. He has also created some daily challenges for you to have a go at. I will feature one of those each day this week on my blog. Don’t forget to send photos and videos to your class teacher so that they can see how you are getting on.
I lead our assembly today and it is all about co-operation. I hope you enjoy watching it.
Following the success of the Year 5 Bird of Prey hunt, staff have been compiling ideas for outdoor activities that can be completed by families in the local area. There will be one challenge a week from now until the summer holidays.
Looks as though it is going to be bright and sunny week for us all.
Even when the sun is shining, keeping everyone fit and active during lockdown can be a real challenge. This week help is at hand as National School Sports Week brings you a week of virtual sports activities.
National School Sports Week aims to enhance young people’s wellbeing through PE. This year Youth Sport Trust are challenging people to take on their families, friends and neighbours in virtual sporting challenges.
If you sign up you will be provided with free and easy-to-use resources including videos to help plan your week of activites, set challenges for your families, friends and neighbours and shout about it online.
I have registered and have had a look at the resources for families. They look great. There really is something for everyone.
I hope you are able to register and take part in some of the activities. Let me know how you get on – I’d love to hear from you.
An essential part of well-being is having the opportunity to connect with others. During lockdown our options have been limited but we have been resourceful – as well as good old fashioned phone calls, we have been using various digital platforms to stay connected to our family and friends.
Connecting with our community
This weekend is the fourth annual ‘Great Get Together’. The ‘Great Get Together’ provides us all with an opportunity to reach out and connect with others in our community.
The ‘Great Get Together’ is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on the 16th of June 2016. In her first speech in Parliament, Jo said, ”We have more in common than that which divides us”.
This year’s Great Get Together won’t be in its traditional form, but there is still plenty we can do to connect whilst staying safe.
Over June 19th-21st there is the opportunity to join in and celebrate the power of community.
Skills for both primary and secondary level from Cramlington United and Andrew Cartwright Football Coaching including changing direction whilst throwing and catching a ball, bouncing and running with a ball, dribbling a ball around cones, bounce-kick-catch drills, and knee-kick-catch drills.
Cheer challenge for all levels including putting your own routine together from a variety of moves demonstrated, and various dance challenges for all levels including a fun plank challenge to the ‘cha cha slide’. Parkour bodyweight challenges suitable for secondary level only.
A compilation of fun exercises and workouts using household items, to try at home or school.
12.30pm – Lunchtime Mascot Challenge
We want participants to create their very own Virtual School Games Mascot. They can draw, paint, use arts and crafts – whatever they like! Older children may even want to write a message to go with theirs, perhaps a slogan like ‘Always try your best’. Once they’re finished, share them with us over at #VSG20 and the best idea will receive a prize.
A range of hockey, cricket and tennis challenges for both primary and secondary levels including changing direction with the ball using the hockey stick, turning to catch the ball from behind and volleying the ball with the bat or racquet.
This week we are using our Facebook page to highlight the importance of looking after our mental health and the mental health of those in our family.
Keeping physically active has been shown to have a positive impact on our well-being. As many of us are spending a lot of time at home with our families, finding activities that everyone can take part in can be a challenge at times. I’d like to share a few ideas with you on how both you and your family can stay active.
You will find lots of ideas for keeping fit at home on the government sponsored Facebook page ‘Stay In, Work Out’.*
*As this page is on Facebook it should be accessed by an adult
For a day of family activities, you may like to take part in the first ‘Virtual School Games’ run by Northumberland Sports.
Usually children from across the North East (including children from Cragside) gather to take part in ‘The School Games’. This is a day of competitive sports and is always a huge amount of fun. As it is not possible to run the event this year, the games are going ‘virtual’.
The Games will take place on Friday 19th June. There will be a number of different challenges going live on their YouTube Channel across the day – click here to subscribe.
Challenges will include ball skills, creative dance and fitness activities. There won’t be much equipment required, and items from around the home or classroom can be used too. It looks fantastic!