Resources to keep you children active this summer term

Schools across the district will be receiving materials for The Change4Life summer campaign to help children keep active over the summer months.

Primary school teachers will receive teaching resources for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, which link directly to the national curriculum: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/.

The teaching resources have been sent out in recent weeks and should be arriving over the next week or so. They will make it easier for teachers to deliver physical activity throughout the school day.

The target of the campaign is make all families, with children aged 5-11, aware that their children need to getting 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity recommended everyday.

The campaign will also communicate the significant benefits of achieving this, alongside the harmful effects of not moving enough. Physical activity is beneficial for a child’s physical, social and mental wellbeing.

Just 21% of boys and 16% of girls currently meet the national recommended level of activity of 60 minutes each day.

You can get more information from the teacher’s newsletter https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/40/resources/2299 or sign up to the the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme on the NHS choices website http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/Schoolscheme.aspx.


Information

Published: 21/06/2017
Audience: KS1 and 2 Headteachers, Deputies, teachers, school nurses, healthy living leads
Contact: Thomas Atcheson

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