Each week we are working hard to get fitter and fitter! This week we used our classroom space to carry out a wide variety of high intensity exercises. We followed Moe Jones ‘Kids Workout’ video on youtube for our session. Here is a link to his videos:
Fifth class are attending dancing with Jenny every Monday. They are getting fit while having great fun! Check out their latest moves!
For the new year, we are working very hard to keep fit! We did the bleep test last week to measure our fitness levels. We plan to train for six weeks and then retest our fitness levels. As part of our training, we have been jogging twice a day and dancing with Jenny as well as in the classroom. We will also be doing circuit training in the coming weeks- let the fun begin!
Fifth class are participating in a six week cycling safety training course run by the Cycling Safety and Skills School. The children are learning about the rules of the road, starting and stopping, road positioning, shoulder checking, turning left and right, overtaking and awareness of their surroundings. At the end of the course it is hoped that the children will cycle safely and make the journey to school by bicycle.
For the month of September we have been working on our teamwork skills in PE through playing a series of cooperative games. We worked in pairs using the skis which required a lot of patience and cooperation. We played some group games such as the chain relay, ordering ourselves on a bench without speaking, passing a hoop around the circle without breaking our arm link and we had to try to touch a variety of different sized balls without touching each other! All games required a lot of patience and cooperation with fellow team members.
As part of our fitness programme, we are doing circuit training. This consists of a circuit of activities to help exercise different parts of our body. We spend three minutes at each station. Here are pictures of the different stations.
Wall Sit/ Squat
Core Work- planks and crunches
Mountain climbing and Burpees
The Nicest Station- REST!!
This term we are trying to get fitter! Each day in school we try to exercise! GoNoodle is an excellent website with quick activities-fun exercises, dancing and brain breaks! This can also be accessed at home at:
It is easy and free to sign up! Keep exercising fourth class!
This term, we will be working hard to get fit! Today, we tested our fitness using the bleep test. Next we will participate in a fitness programme in school and at home. After six weeks, we hope to see an improvement when we test our fitness levels again!
The Bleep Test
The bleep test is a multi-stage fitness test. It is also known as a shuttle run test.
- A 15m track is marked (20m for adults)
- Start the Bleep test software.
- At each bleep, you run from one end of the track to the other.
- If you are too fast you will have to wait at the line until the bleep.
- An increase in speed is indicated with a double-bleep.
- When you can no longer follow the pace (misses the bleep two consecutive times) stop the test and record level.