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Challenges to do at home when self isolating.

Remember the Athelney Values and School Games Mark Values below


‘hand Keepie uppies’ using a tennis ball or small sponge ball, ball of socks, a very valuable toilet role, or a bigger ball. See how many hand keepie uppies you can do before dropping it. 

Toilet roll challenge. Only rule is the toilet roll has to enter screen on left and leave on the right. Check out the teachers attempt below. Have a go yourself-  be creative and have fun. 

Wastepaper basketball. Any rubbish scrunch up into a ball and see if you can shoot it into the bins. Be creative/challenging- further away from the bin the better. Can you do it with your eyes shut? Back facing the bin? 

Catch and Clap- Start by tossing a tennis ball ( or similar size object) up in the air and clap once and catch it. Do it again, but clap twice. Then three claps etc.. To complete this challenge you got to get from 1 clap to 5 claps without dropping the ball. For a bit of fun you could see how many claps you can do when you throw the ball once up in the air.

 Can you make up your own sporting challenge? Get your family to join in. 

The floor is lava. Get from one place to another avoiding cracks in paving slabs or only stepping on the cracks. You could set up mats or cushions to move from one place to another. 

Rally challenge. Use rackets/pots/pans/hands and a ball/scrunched up socks/ paper. Do a rally and see how many passes you can do to eachother.

Limbo challenge. All you need is a broom handle, stick, mop, or something similar and either get a person to hold it on get something to balance it on. Your challenge is to get as low as  you can without your hands touching the floor. 

Speed Bounce. All you need is some space and a cone (or anything that is light, wont break and that you can jump over) Start on one side and jump over landing on two feet on the other side. Do this as quick as possible. See how many you can do in 1 minute.

 Bowling- all you need is plastic bottles/cups and a ball or something equivalent. How many attempts does it take for you to knock down all your 'pins'. Can you get a strike? 

How many keepie uppies can you do using your foot. You can use a ball/srunched up socks or paper/ toilet roll

 Dance Mat routine- use a paper or card to make your own dance mat markers then start to build your routine to your favourite song.  Or learn your families routine and get them to shout out the instructions- left, up, down, right, split jump etc..



You can keep a PE diary on how you are getting on and see if you can beat it next time. 


Remember it isn't about winning it is about having fun, keeping active and trying to challenge yourself and beat your own score!



All you need to do is download the app,TopYa! Active on your smart phone/ Ipad. Register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880.

Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

Click on link below on more information on how to get involved. 



Below are useful links that you can use to be active at home 

Sportshall Home Pentathlon - Introduction

Sportshall Athletics Sportshall Awards Home Pentathlon 2020 #HomePentathlon Introduction to the homw pentathlon StayInWorkOut

Athelney do the Toilet Roll Pass

Children's toilet roll challenge

Well the teachers had a pretty good go but the children were even better!

Why be active? 

1. Physical activity improves physical, social and emotional health & wellbeing

2. Children should aim to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day to achieve the full health benefits
3. 4 out of 5 children are not active enough, contributing to increased inflammation, obesity and other non-communicable diseases


Being Active improves:

              Brain function, behaviour, attendance and school engagement and academic results


Power of an Active School

Are your children being active at school and at home?

At school we will try to get the children to be as active as possible through playtime, daily mile, PE sessions and quick brain breaks between lessons.

However, at home you can support your child being active by: 

1. going for a walk/ run round the block with your child

2. walking to your closest supermarket

3. visit a park- take a ball with you and play football, catch, play it etc.. 

4. take the stairs not the lift

5. Play games in your house e.g. make up a dance/ fitness routine/ hide and seek 



Here are some community session links that you can take your child to :)

For all KS2 children. Free Cricket Club Session! Great opportunity!

Cray Wanderers Youth Football Club- Sidcup Bypass. 

More information talk to Mr Owen ( Football/ Swimming Coach) 

 School Games Mark 

The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. This process will allow Athelney to reflect on our Physical Activity in school and think of ways to engage children in physical activity at home.

Below will be shout outs to children who have represented our school in an outside school competition showing good School Games Mark values.





Reception and Residential Home Link

We are looking forward to working with the Fieldside Residential Home. Our reception children will be going in groups every week to visit the residents and do some fun activities with them e.g. singing, dancing, arts and crafts, construction, reading, baking etc.. 


This is an amazing opportunity and research shows it will support our reception children with their: 
confidence with unfamiliar adults

confidence in an unfamiliar environment

respect for the elderly 

support language development 

support empathy

support social skills 

It also will benefit the elderly too! Research shows that visits from 4/5 year olds help tackle loneliness and isolation in the elderly and it helps improve their health, care and quality of life.



We made pasta necklaces and then we gave it to the residents :)

We enjoyed singing our favourite songs e.g. twinkle twinkle little star and the wheels on the bus. Some of the reisdents even copied our actions which was lovely. We also showed them our amazing dance moves :)


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