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Establishing cross-curricular links with Physical Education

World Health Organisation guidance is that children aged 5-18 should:

  • Enage in an average of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each day
  • Vigorous intensity activities including those that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3x per week
  • Minimise the amount of time being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods of time

The benefits of active learning in the classroom are widely acknowledged in a variety of areas of the curriculum. Not only does it allow core curriculum subjects such as maths to be taught in a fun and engaging way, but increases physical activity in children when meeting recommended standards is challenging.


Reception & KS1 resources include: 

Active Rhyming, Action Rhymes, Woodland Food Chains, Operation Maths

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KS2 resources include:

Fraction bowling, Operation Maths, Sport Charades, Investigating Greek Pottery

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Other fun activites - we can't claim these ones!

Lead pupils through practising correct use of punctuation by attributing a "kung fu" move to each piece of punctuation and performing these, complete with sound effects.

Fun curriculum based activities to get your children moving.

Yoga, Mindfulness and relaxation for children. 

A free website that hosts a range of brain breaks that can be done in the classroom with minimal space.

Educational resources and training - creating opportunities to Move & Learn