Happy Children Loving Learning (Proverbs 8)
How much exercise should children be getting?
The Chief Medical Officer has made national recommendations on how much physical activity children and adults should be getting:
Physical education (PE) is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage, from age 4 to 16. It is up to schools to determine how much time is devoted to PE in the curriculum but departmental guidance recommends that they should provide pupils with a minimum of two hours curricular PE per week. The minimum content for each Key Stage is as follows: Foundation and Key Stage 1 – athletics, dance, games, and gymnastics”
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How do we help the children at our school keep fit and healthy?
We believe that physical education and outdoor activity have an important role in achieving our vision of ‘happy children loving learning’. Children in our school get at least 2 PE lessons a week but we also support lots of other ways of keeping them active such as active travel, extracurricular clubs, active learning and active playtimes.
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What can you do to help keep children active?
Why not try one of the followings activities:
Moderate to vigorous activities:
These are just a few suggestions of how you and your child can become active. Why not try and mix up the activities to keep each exercise interesting?
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