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summer sports 23/04/2019
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Summer Sports: Rounders, Cricket, Tennis and more!

The Summer term has begun and in the blink of an eye, Sports Day will be here! But before that day arrives, we still have many weeks of Summer sport to get involved in first. The next few months are ideal for encouraging children to get active outdoors with (hopefully!) warmer weather on the horizon. Tennis Over the next few months the world of tennis springs to life with the French Open, The US Open and of course, Wimbledon all taking place. Within recent years (undoubtedly due to figures such... Read More

04/07/2018
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Outdoor Activities for Physical Development in Early Years

Don’t underestimate the importance of physical development! It is crucial to promote physical activity in early years to try and prevent the growing problem of childhood obesity. There are so many different physical activities to enhance physical development in early years and outdoor play is one of the most effective ways of doing so! The great outdoors is the place where children are most likely to engage in physical activity and is an excellent environment for young children to explore and challenge their emerging physical skills and movements. A healthy... Read More

Essential PE Equipment 21/06/2018

Top 10 PE Equipment for Primary School

To increase the children’s physical activity, encourage sports participation and enhance physical development, it’s extremely important to provide a broad range of beneficial PE resources and equipment in your primary school! But what are the most crucial pieces of equipment for a child’s physical education? Kick start a healthy lifestyle for the kids and make sure you’re definitely not missing any of these essential PE equipment for your primary school! Top 10 Primary School PE Equipment & Benefits Cones Cones are a staple resource for PE! They are extremely versatile... Read More

spending primary PE sports premium 17/05/2018

How To Spend Your Primary PE & Sport Premium Effectively

PE and Sport Premium  This post has been updated in May 2019. Are you spending your Primary PE & Sport Premium effectively? The Department for Education has announced that they will fund the Primary PE and Sport Premium for the 2019/20 academic year, making a total of £320 million available to Primary Schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport. It is therefore crucial to ensure that you are making the best use out of your funding! It’s essential to offer a broad range of PE and sports... Read More

top physical activities for children 09/05/2018

Top 10 Physical Activities for Children

Physical activity is vital for a child’s health and fitness, so it is extremely important to promote a variety of different physical activities in your setting. Not sure how to improve physical activity in your primary school? Try these 10 different physical activities for children to enhance your school’s physical education lessons and enrich the children’s physical development. Top 10 Physical Activities for Children in Primary School Organised Sport By engaging children in regular sporting activities, it improves their overall health and fitness and increases their social skills and sense... Read More

27/04/2018

The Benefits of Physical Activity for Mental Development

“Children think better on their feet than on their seat” – Mark Benden Do active kids learn better? We all know how important it is to make sure that children are active to increase their physical development – but physical activity doesn’t only improve a child’s overall health and fitness! Many studies have shown that being physically active also enhances a child’s mental development and well-being, which has a positive effect on their learning and performance in school. Here are 6 important positive effects that physical activity has on a child’s... Read More

physical activity importance outdoor gym 10/04/2018
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The Importance of Physical Activity for Children

The Importance of Physical Activity for Children in School Hop, skip, jump…it’s time to get the kids active! How physically active is your child? In a digital world where children are spending more and more time looking at screens and less time playing outdoors, the problem of childhood obesity is becoming a growing concern in the UK. It is therefore extremely important to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle from a young age to try and reduce inactivity and sedentary in children. Do your children do enough physical activity? The... Read More