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Week Beginning 1st June
This week you will be doing some tennis challenges. Don’t worry if you don’t have a tennis racket. Some options are: Use a shoe, book, your hand, hockey stick or cricket bat. If you don’t have a tennis ball, you could use a pair of socks. If you are using socks, why don’t you try using a saucepan. If you are not able to get outside, use a sponge ball or a pair of socks inside.
Monday: Set a target. Using either balls, socks or shuttlecocks, see how many you can land in the target. You can try throwing, or hitting in with a tennis racket. If it’s too hard, move closer to the target. To make it harder, stand further away. You could play against a partner to see 1) who can land the most on the target. 2) Who can get all of theirs into the target first. 3) Who can hit the target from the furthest away.
Tuesday: With a partner, see how many hits you can do, using a tennis racket and tennis ball, without dropping it. If you don’t have a partner, use a wall to hit the ball against. To make it easier, let the ball bounce before you hit it again. To make it harder, don’t let the ball bounce at all. If you don’t have a tennis racket, use a shoe, your hand or a book. Alternatively, you could use a pair of socks and a saucepan.
Wednesday: Using shuttlecocks/socks aim to sink the oppositions ship. You could use a towel as a target and lay it on the floor. Stand roughly 5m apart, behind your towels. Agree how many socks/shuttlecocks are needed to sink their ship. Once you have thrown all your arrows, a point is awarded to the winner if the ship is sunk. You could also use a tennis racket to hit the socks at the target. Reset- and go again. If neither ship is sunk, reset and go again. Decide between you how many points you need to win.
Thursday: How many hit ups can you do using your tennis racket without it falling on the floor? See if you can alternate between using both sides of the racket. Set a time limit i.e. 30 seconds (it can be more or less) to see how many you can do in that time. Try hitting the ball down as many times as you can too. You could see if you can beat someone else in your household. If you really want to challenge yourself, see how many hits could can do on the side of the racket- This is trickier than it looks!
Friday: Create a ‘net’ by making a line on the floor using whatever you can find. If you already have a net, then you can use that. Make the playing area as big as you like. You will need a partner so that you can hit the ball over the ‘net’ to your partner. See if you can get a rally going. How many times can you hit the ball over the next in a row as a pair?
Week Beginning 18th May
Some more challenges for you this week. Watch the videos as they will tell you how each activity works. You can do them as many times as you like.
Monday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJY7kDJJrp0 How many times can you complete it without putting your foot down?
Tuesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzWyMWAEfk4 How many jumps can you get in 20 seconds? Why not make it 30 seconds or more?
Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4XN3Pynig How many did you complete? Why don’t you works your way up to find out the longest amount of time you can manage without stopping.
Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNrkzkckZN4 How many star jumps can you do in 20 seconds? What is the most you can do without stopping?
Friday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSl3G0p4u0 How many throws does it take for you to knock over the tower? How many can you get in a row?
Week Beginning 11th May
Some more challenges for you this week. Watch the videos as they will tell you how each activity works. You can do them as many times as you like.
Week Beginning 4th May
This week you will be doing some yoga. This will help you to focus on your breathing and help you to be able to feel calm. This may be quite new for you all so if you find it tricky, don’t worry because the more you practice, the easier it will get. You can always repeat the videos if you need to.
Week Beginning 27th April
You have two Bingo cards to complete this week. By completing all the challenges, you achieve a gold medal. Can you become a double gold medalist? On the map there are lots of activities for you to complete. Don’t worry, you don’t have to complete them all in one go- you can split them over the 5 days. Alternatively, you can make them harder by increasing the time you spend on each activity or increase the number you want to complete.
Week Beginning 20th April
Welcome back, I hope you have all managed to enjoy the Easter break whilst staying at home. I have some more virtual PE challenges for you. Make sure you stretch first as we have practiced during PE lessons. You could even use some of the warm up stretches from the Joe Wicks workouts. You can do the same for your cool down, you here is the reminder of the cool down stretches video. In the summer term, we practice our athletics, so this is your chance to practice some of those skills that will help you. If you are able to get outside to do these, then please do so. Remember to keep drinking plenty of water, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and most importantly, stay safe.
Monday: Shuttle run. Set 2 markers roughly 5-10m apart (depending on how much space you have). How may times can you run between the markers? Why not try 30 seconds to start off with. To make it harder you can run for longer periods of time- you could increase by 5-10 seconds each time. You could try racing against someone in your household to see if you can run quicker than them. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Tuesday: Long jump. As we have practiced in lesson time, see how far you can jump starting with 2 feet and landing on 2 feet. Use a marker/line as a starting point. Who can jump furthest in your household? Try using a run up. Does that make any difference to how far you can jump? What about starting on 1 foot and landing on 2, without a run up. Set two markers roughly 10meters apart. What is the fewest number of jumps it takes you to get to the other marker? You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Wednesday: Triple jump- remember to think of this as a hop, step and jump. Break them down to each individual skill if you need to. Start still by a marker and remember you must finish the jump on 2 feet. Does the distance change if you take a run up? What about starting the hop on the opposite foot? Who can jump the furthest in your household? Set a distance of 10m, or however much space you have, and see how many standing triple jump moves it takes to get from one marker to the other. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Thursday: Skips. Don’t worry if you don’t have a skipping ropes, you can use the action of arms out doing small circles. For those of you who are not very confident with skipping, don’t run away!! Here is a basic tutorial which explains that you can use your skipping rope out to the side to get the timings of your jumps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVctfW2OCyQ
There is no pressure for you to be able to string hundreds of jumps together, it is about keeping moving and working on the technique of when to jump. For those of you who are more confident, have an experiment using two footed jumps, hopping on one leg, changing legs, or running with it across your outside space- this being particularly useful for sports day races. Equally, if you don’t have a skipping rope, feel free to practice the different techniques anyway. You should be doing this task for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Friday: Star jumps. How many star jumps can you do in a row? Set yourself a target number to complete in 30 seconds. Then try to beat your score. Now make the time longer. What is the longest time you keep jumping for? I wonder if anyone can do more than 50 or even 100 in a row! Find your favourite music and do star jumps in time to the beat. Maybe you have a few songs you could use. If you want to challenge yourselves even more, you can make your star jumps into explosive star jumps by bending your knees and springing up into a star shape. See how many you can do of those!
Joe Wicks will still be doing his workouts so feel free to do those as well as or instead of these challenges. Just remember to keep moving!
Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.
You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.
Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Week beginning Monday 30th March
Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!
Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!
Monday: Kids work out beginner 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI
Tuesday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See Alphabet Exercises below.
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo Originally these were shorter challenges. This video is longer but feel free to just do a smaller section if it is too much. As with the Joe Wicks videos, you can break it down and start with 10 minutes and gradually build up by 5 minutes every day.
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1Ag9m7XQo The same rules apply as yesterday.
Friday: Can you spell your name and complete the exercise for each letter? What about your middle name and surname or people in your family? See if you can do more than Tuesday- does it feel any easier this time?
A 25 jumping jacks
B 15 sit ups
C 10 press ups
D 20 squats
E Run as fast as you can on the spot for 20 seconds
F 30 high knees
G 30 second plank
H 10 sit ups
I 15 press ups
J 25 squats
K 1 minute plank
L 20 high knees
M 20 jumping jacks
N 5 press ups
O 20 squats
P run as fast as you can on the spot for 10 seconds
Q 5 sit ups
R 10 jumping jacks
S 12 sit ups
T 12 press ups
U 25 squats
V run as fast as you can on the spot for 15 seconds
W 45 second plank
X 35 jumping jacks
Y 30 high knees
Z 7 sit ups
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s cool down stretches.
Week beginning Monday 23rd March
This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active 8 Workouts. These are HIIT workouts (High Intensity Interval Training) and are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 8 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. If you are finding it more challenging, pause the video if you need extra time to recover in between each exercise. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!
Don’t forget to warm up first! Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_swUGtEpazY
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for your stretches. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gMuN6m1Gso
Our 30 Things Challenge
Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.
We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!
For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.
Sports Relief 17 March
Year 5 played a tactical game during the afternoon, where they had to raid each others base and bring back the opponents flag, whilst not getting caught. As each game was played, their tactics changed as they learnt to work as a team, rather than individuals.
Year 5 Class Staff
Golden Spatula Winners! 6 March
Wow, Year 5 only went and did it this week, and win the ‘Golden Spatula Award’, for being the best and quietest to line up at break and lunch times… I am as surprised as you!
World Book Day 5 March
Year 5 have enjoyed their World Book Day by dressing up in pyjamas! Working through maths was a little distracting (no one was caught snoring though), consequently they earned a reward of eating biscuits with hot chocolate, whilst listening to an audio book from the World Book Day website.
Art and Design
Throughout January and February the children looked at great artists and their techniques.
They focus was on Gustav Klimt and took inspiration from his designs whilst replicating their own.
Our Work to Bee Proud of Board.
Each week our board gets updated with our stars of the week. This could be sportstar,reader of the week,a great piece of written work or working really hard in general!
Here are Year 5 enjoying music on Wednesdays, this week were we enjoying rhythm through song and how we like to bungalow!
Christingles 11 December
Year 5 and 6 had an enjoyable morning making Christingles ready for the school’s service tomorrow. It was difficult to contain their excitement and very noisy.
Dance 29 November
Year 5’s dance routines are coming on nicely. Lots of enthusiasm being shown and some real talent… just in time for Whaplode got talent!
Roman Busts 29 October
Year 5 working well to finish their Connections lesson on Roman busts. Here they have spend time exploring how to draw a portrait and then ‘Romanise them’ by adding key hair styles and features. This culminated in them sculpting their final drawing in the a 3D model.
Roman Town/ Celtic Village 18 October
As the Year 5’s draw to the end of their connections on Roman invasion of Britain, they have spent a very enjoyable and creative morning making various models for their Roman town or Celtic village. Inside many of the buildings were seating, model fires and beds, along with animals and vegetable patches.
Indoor Activities 4 October
Even though the weather changed on us whilst playing Tag Rugby, the ever inventive Miss Cox, treated Year 5 to the Main Hall equipment. Several children reached the top of the ropes and everyone enjoyed the different activities.
Shading 4 October
Year 5’s got to enjoy improving their shading techniques using different grades of pencil. This is building on from last week, when they explored different styles of shading, from cross-hatching through to controlled scribble.
Indoor Exercise 27 September
Unfortunately Tag Rugby was called off today due to bad weather, however the Year 5’s proved they could have just as much fun and exercise indoors, with a variety of fun games.