School will be open to pupils again on Friday 4th September … best wishes from all of us at Orchards Junior School!

Being Active

We will be updating this page to share any information that we think could be of use to you at the current time. Any links that require the use of social media will need to be supervised by an adult.

Bee At Home

Videos and activities from England Netball! Also see below the link for virtual Bee Netball Sessions.

Sadler’s Wells – Dance Workshops

There is a wide range of dance workshops available here for the family!

Marcus Rashford PE Lesson

BBC iPlayer has some lessons on it for children – this one is led by England striker Marcus Rashford.

Diverse Dance Mix for Schools

DDMIX for Schools are offering free resources to support home learning whilst the schools remain closed to some pupils. Checkout this link for more details.

Do Yoga with me

An array of different yoga teachers offer their own classes, with beginner to advanced and kids’ options. many classes are free but there is also additional provision for subscribers.

TaiFlow

Daily five-minute tutorials in tai chi, the meditative Chinese martial art known for its flowing movements.

Fitness Blender

This site has various free workouts and healthy recipes. There is an option for paid subscription if you wish.

Couch to 5k

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks.

Freedom Leisure – Gym Classroom

Freedom Leisure have teamed up with Gym Classroom to offer a FREE online platform for children of all ages and fitness levels. Gym Classroom is an online series of LIVE and RECORDED gymnastics, strength, conditioning, flexibility classes specifically created for adults as well as children so you can all exercise together as a family.

2 New Workouts!

Maudesport have provided 2 new workouts, one for adults and one for children!

GoNoodle

GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best. Click the link below – they have set this up so that parents do not need to sign up.

Maudesport Yoga & other PE Games

There are some resources below to support the teaching of yoga. Also, click on the website image to take you to some other PE games that the children might like to play at home!

Instilling Inspiration

Some of the presenters from Instilling Inspiration have teamed up to make a mini daily video with an activity related to one of our school workshop brands each day. 

The idea is that, even though they can’t visit the children at school, they can still instil some inspiration with the children at their homes. They want to contribute to helping keep all of the young ones motivated with some nice simple activities they can do with their family throughout this period! Click on the logo above for more information!

Healthy Futures

Healthy Futures will, in the event of school closures due to the coronavirus, provide a weekly food & activity log plus daily exercise videos to keep children active.
They are working with a number of organisations to create their daily home exercise videos & will also be sending out a resource pack which will include: Fitness & Sporting Challenge Cards & Active Monopoly!
To receive these free resources straight to your inbox, click the logo above!

Succeedin PE

Succeedin PE & the PE Suite are offering families PE, physical activity games & sports ideas should schools be closed.
The link on the logo above will allow you to access the content. This link will be managed & updated by the Succeedin PE team in the event of schools being closed. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Free online videos that can be watched & followed at home by children, adults & families alike.
Access themed yoga lessons, mindfulness activities & relaxation sessions from the comfort of your home.  

BBC Super Movers

The BBC Super Movers website contains a host of free online videos & fun curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they learn.

The videos feature a plethora of professional sportsmen & women as well as celebrities to engage children even further. Click on the logo above!

Questr

Questr Scan & Seek have created an area on their website with free active English & Science games for parents & kids.

The activities will give parents the opportunity to support their children to have fun while they continue to learn at home.

Change 4 Life

The NHS Change 4 Life website has a host of videos, activities & resources for parents and pupils to use alike.

The resources encourage physical activity, healthy eating & even include healthy family dinner recipies.