Lancashire Schools Games
The Spar Lancashire School Games is a partnership between the Lancashire School Games Organiser Network (SGO’s), Active Lancashire and SPAR (sponsors).
During this time Lancashire SGO’s have developed a programme of activities and a hub of resources for young people to:
- Remain active and Move
- Access challenges to do individually or as a family
- Enjoy being active through play
- Learn new skills
The Spar Lancashire School Games Stay at Home Programme aims to provide opportunities for young people and families to become or remain active through a timetable of accessible opportunities. Resources, videos, weekly challenges and learning activities will form part of a weekly timetable to ensure you can become or remain active.
Children are born ready and eager to learn. Physical development is one of the key areas of the early years foundation stage and is used to develop a child’s movement, handling of objects, understanding of their own body and health and levels of self-care.
The recommended amount of physical activity for children under 5 is 180 minutes a day and should include opportunities for children to participate in active play, learn movements skills so they can master ways of controlling their bodies and coordinating their movements
For more information on physical activity and the benefits for children Under 5 click here.
Move: The recommended amount of physical activity for children aged 5-18 is 60 minutes a day. It should be hard enough for us to get a little bit out of breath and a little bit sweaty!
Challenge: Take part in challenges against the clock yourself, or challenge a parent, carer or sibling. Try to beat your own scores and hit your personal best!
Play: Don’t forget the importance of play, playing simple games and using our imagination is important, games like hide and seek and musical bumps are fun and will also help keep us active!
Learn: Learning, practising and developing basic movement skills will help us become better at PE and sport. This section will introduce the fundamental movement skills for children aged 5-8.
This week's key word is
Our Fifth EY Skill:
There’s no virtual challenge for this week but, as we started part way through the programme, we’ve gone back to the beginning for this Rugby challenge which you will have missed.
If you have a rugby shaped ball then that is brilliant but, if not, don’t let that put you off. You can still practise the skill – we’re looking at accuracy and, across the body passing. The way you pass the ball is vital so make sure you read the instructions here (and watch the video below).
Don’t forget to share your work. Photos and videos will be shared here and if you are sharing on Social Media, remember to use the hashtag #LancsGames20 to be in with the chance of a prize.
You can also share your work here:
Facebook – @LancSchoolGames
Instagram – @lancashireschoolgames