Today, our children have had lots of fun taking part in the Virtual School Games. Here are some photos showing our talents.
If you are missing not having School Sports Day this year, there is a Virtual School Games Day being held this Friday 3rd July. For more information about how to enter, visit our PE Blog. All bubbles in school are taking part, so join in the fun and help earn points for our school.
Durham County have organised a virtual school games day for Friday 3rd July. There are 5 competitions, all of which are designed to be accessible for everyone, using equipment usually found at home.
- The Keepy Up Challenge
- Target Practice
- Throw & Catch
- Gymnastics one foot balance
- Star Jumps
Details can be found here
For the more creative out there , you can take part in the Photography Challenge, based around the School Games Values, Determination, Honesty, Respect, Passion, Teamwork and Self Belief (see below).
A host of well know faces/celebrities on board and they will be helping promote the Games on the social media platforms Facebook & Twitter and on the County Virtual School Games webpage:
To try the activities and enter you results go to the Virtual School Games Webpage https://durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/vsg20
For every challenge completed and submitted by a pupil, 1 point is earned for our school – max of 6 points per pupil.
The Opening ceremony will take place on the Friday morning at 10am, followed by warm up videos from LK Health & Wellbeing and Joanne Banks Dancers. After this you will have until 5pm on Friday 3rd July to upload your results to the website www.durhamcls-ssp.co.uk/vsg20
It is very important that children continue to read as much as possible while staying at home. At the moment, some websites are offering free access to child friendly texts. You may need to register using an email address and it only takes a minute.
There are also some very good websites, which children can use to find out about our world and events. Here are a few to look at;
Our Key Worker children have been busy over the Easter holidays, creating rainbow effect ‘stained glass’ patterns to place in their windows. We are very impressed with the results, they will look amazing at home.
The Association for Physical Education are working with educators to support parents to deliver PE related activities at home. The aim is to continue the development of pupils fundamental, cognitive and physical skills. Videos are posted at 1pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
You do not need to be in PE kit and don’t need sports equipment. All the videos will use things that you can find around the home. To view the videos, visit the youtube playlist below #ThisIsPE
With schools now being officially closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is likely that there will be an increase of internet use for families and children over the coming weeks. With that in mind, here are some great tips for parents on setting up the right controls and privacy settings to ensure their child stays safe online. Parents Guide to Cyber Safety Book.
This information has been provided by Durham Constabulary.
Collins have released free access to their reading scheme books online- they’re really good quality and follow book bands which most schools use.
As a rough guide:
Reception- pink/red/yellow/light blue
Y1- light blue/green/orange/turquoise
In school, we follow the Internet Legends Online Safety curriculum. Below is information on how you can complete some activities with your child at home. There are also links to interactive online games for your child.
Body Coach, Joe Wicks, today launches his live school work out PE lessons for children who are at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Joe has vowed to become the ‘nation’s PE teacher’, while schools are closed under government coronavirus advice. His ‘PE lessons’ begin on Monday 23rd March at 9am on his YouTube channel. Go to The Body Coach TV on YouTube and simply join in the 30 minute challenges at any time of the day.
Why not complete your own activity log here – joe-wicks-exercise-log
BBC Supersavers also have some great activities to help children keep active while they learn https://www.google.co.uk