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P.E

P.E will be on Monday and Wednesday (subject to change, occasionally). Children can attend school in their P.E kit, they will not need to change in school. Please make kit appropriate(no crop tops) and something you don't mind getting muddy.

We will try and be outside for the majority of our P.E lessons (weather depending).

 

The Many Benefits of Exercise

 

Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. It helps to promote:

Besides enjoying the health benefits of regular exercise, fit kids sleep better. Exercise improves school performance and makes kids less likely to develop anxiety. Kids who exercise regularly are also better able to handle physical and emotional challenges — from running to catch a bus to studying for a test.

Exercise will encourage Endurance which develops when kids regularly get aerobic activity. During aerobic exercise, large muscles are moving, the heart beats faster, and a person breathes harder. Aerobic activity strengthens the heart and improves the body's ability to deliver oxygen to all its cells.

It will improve strength. This doesn't have to mean lifting weights. Instead, kids can do push-ups, stomach crunches, pull-ups, and other exercises to help tone and strengthen muscles. They also improve their strength when they climb, do a handstand, or wrestle. Muscle strengthening and aerobic exercises like running, jumping, and hopping, also help build strong bones.

Stretching exercises help improve flexibility, allowing muscles and joints to bend and move easily through their full range of motion. Kids get chances every day to stretch when they reach for a toy, practice a split, or do a cartwheel. Dance, yoga, and martial arts, like karate and kick boxing, are examples of flexibility activities.

 

The Sedentary Problem

Kids and teens sit around a lot more than they used to. They spend hours every day in front of screens (TVs, smartphones, computers, tablets, and gaming systems). Too much screen time and not enough physical activity can add up to unwanted weight gain.

One of the best ways to get kids to be more active is to limit the amount of time spent in sedentary activities, especially watching TV and using phones. Doctors recommends that parents:

  • Put limits on the time spent using media, which includes TV, social media, and video games. Media should not take the place of getting enough sleep and being active.
  • Limit screen time to 1 hour a day or less for children 2 to 5 years old.
  • Discourage any screen time, except video-chatting, for kids younger than 18 months.
  • Choose high-quality programming and watch it with your kids to help them understand what they're seeing.
  • Keep TVs, computers, tablets, phones, and video games out of children's bedrooms.
  • Turn off screens during mealtimes.

 

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

Parents and caregivers can help ensure that kids are active every day. 

  • for school-age kids and teens (6 through 17 years): 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. This should include muscle-strengthening and bone-strengthening activities at least 3 days a week.

 

Raising Fit Kids

To help keep kids fit and active:

  • Help your kids do a variety of fun age-appropriate activities.
  • Set a regular schedule for physical activity.
  • Make being active a part of daily life, like taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Embrace a healthier lifestyle yourself, so you'll be a good role model for your family.
  • Be active together as a family.
  • Keep it fun, so your kids will come back for more.

 

 

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