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.
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Our first EY Skill:
Virtual Netball Challenge
Don’t worry, you don’t need a net or a partner to do this week’s virtual challenge. You can use a balloon or a ball and you will be working on tapping the balloon/ball and keeping it in the air whilst you move between obstacles. Click here to download your challenge.
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