This week’s Living and Learning statement is, ‘I know the importance of 60 active minutes’.
In KS1 we have been discussing the importance of exercise and how we need to keep active to keep our bodies healthy. The NHS guidance states that children and young people should ‘aim for an average of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous intensity physical activity a day across the week’. We know that the exercise we need to do to achieve this, should increase our heart rate.
At school we provide opportunities for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. Some of these include:
- Daily WUSU
- 2 weekly PE sessions (including swimming)
- Play times x2
- Lunch time play
- Go Noodle, Just Dance and Supermovers in class
- After school clubs
Help at home – GoNoodle and Supermovers are both educational, active resources that are available for free online. Walking to school (where possible) will also help towards achieving active minutes.