It is the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity guidelines that state:
Pre-schoolers (3-4 years):
* Pre-schoolers should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) per day in a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play. More is better; the 180 minutes should include at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity.
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 spent being sedentary, and when physically possible should break up long periods of not moving with at least light physical activity.
We are supporting your child to gain 30mins activity per day at school, as it is beneficial to their health.
Benefits of Being Active
When kids are active, their bodies can do the things they want and need them to do. Why? Because regular exercise provides these benefits:
- strong muscles and bones
- healthy weight
- decreased risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- better sleep
- a better outlook on life
Physically active kids also are more likely to be motivated, focused, and successful in school. And mastering physical skills builds confidence at every age.
Here are some ways that you can support and even join in with your child on their road to 30mins a day outside of school.
LOCAL CLUB LINKS
https://dehood.co.uk/ boxing gym at Prince Edwards
https://www.hbfc.co.uk/ Handsworth Junior sporting club
https://www.siv.org.uk/venues/springs-leisure-centre check out what’s happening in the local area
https://lower-manor-boxing-gym.business.site/#details Lower Manor boxing club in KS2 yard
http://sheffieldhatters.com/ Sheffield Hatters Basketball club
https://www.siv.org.uk/venues/eis-sheffield EIS have lots of different sports and clubs open to all ages
https://www.sheffieldsteeldogs.com/ Sheffield Steel Dogs Ice Hockey club
https://www.tinsleyparkgolfclub.co.uk/ Tinsley Park Golf Club
https://www.shu.ac.uk/current-students/sport/sports-facilities/athletics-stadium Woodburn Road Athletic Stadium run training sessions for all different athletic events
https://www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/blog/read/2018/12/a-guide-to-sheffields-road-cycling-clubs-b71 Cycling club for routes around Sheffield
http://www.sheffieldcycleroutes.org/sheffield-bike-clubs/ Sheffield Bike Club shows you routes around Sheffield to take
https://www.theclimbingdepot.co.uk/sheffield New indoor climbing centre
LOCAL WALKING AREAS
https://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/find-walks-by-me.php Find local walks in the area with this postcode guide to Britain
IDEAS TO GET ACTIVE
https://www.wikihow.com/Help-Your-Child-to-Start-Being-Active this website is a great way to discuss the importance of being active as well as ways to encourage them into it.
For lots of physical activities you don’t need a lot of equipment, sometimes, not any!
- Go for a walk to the park
- Play in the garden
- Set up a circuit class
- Play at the park
- Go swimming
- Play Frisbee
- Yoga – check out you tube for Cosmic Kids and do yoga through stories
- Play catch
- Use a skipping rope
- Take the dog out for a walk
- Dance to music
- Walk instead of using the car sometimes (if possible)
- Go for a bike ride
Every Half term there will be a Sports prize for those children who send photos into school of how they are completing their daily 30mins activity outside of school.