Welcome to Year 5!
Only 3 weeks to go until it is officially the summer holidays. You have done so well with your home learning since March - we can not believe we haven't seen some of you for nearly 15 weeks. Complete as much work as you possibly can, keep reading and practising maths skills. Please look after yourselves and your family. Be nice to each other. Play. Enjoy the sunshine.
1 Kilometre Challenge!
As everyone is exercising a lot more in lockdown, let’s see how fit we are getting! If you fancy the challenge, see how fast you can run 1km (1000 metres). Get a parent to time you or use your smart watches to record yourself. Take a picture and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Well done to our first three runners. Can anyone beat their times?
Get running – good luck!
Felix H: 3.58
Mitch H: 4.18
Harrison H: 4.28
Caleb F: 4.50 2nd Attempt: 4.28
Adam M: 4.30
James W: 5.25
Dylan G: 5.29
Elyse R: 6.31
Upton Junior School
Physical Education at Home
Below are some helpful internet links to help guide and educate your children with physical education activities at home.
PE has proven to be as important as ever within children with huge physical and mental health benefits.
A high percentage of children around the country have been taking part in the Joe Wicks fitness workouts during the lockdown period, which has been an excellent learning tool to staying active!
The links below have more of a focus on developing the children’s physical literacy and fundamental skills. This covers the children’s ABC’s. Agility, Balance and Co-ordination. Physical literacy is a gateway for your children to learn and develop a wide range of movement skills like running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills aim to develop the confidence and motivation to engage in and enjoy physical activity. Fundamental movement skills are the building blocks required to form more generalised, specific sports skills. They are the physical equivalent of spelling in English, or multiplication in Maths. In very simple terms, different combinations of these skills (running, jumping, kicking, striking etc…) can be combined to form more sports specific skills.
The links below can be done independently by the child or with a sibling/parent in the garden or somewhere safe in the house. You can use a variety of equipment from footballs, tennis balls, bats, and rackets or bunched up socks? Use your imagination to change and adapt these activities to what equipment you have at home.
**Please send the school any videos of your children taking part in different PE activities at home**
Internet links for PE home learning activities
Click on any of the links below and they will take you directly to the website or video, showing you how to participate in these fun and educational activities:
You can add, change and adapt any of these activities to your child’s needs. Just use your imagination!
Any skill activity shouldn’t last longer than 30 minutes. 15-20 minutes is long enough.
If you have any questions or want to discuss any ideas, please contact Mr Proudfoot at Upton Junior School.
Click here for more information.