Stay Healthy at Home

Here you can find resources and materials to help you and your children stay fit and healthy at home.


This week's Challenge! 

GSSP Staff Fitness Challenge

Fitness challenge to complete each week.  Please encourage all GSSP school staff to complete the challenges set within that week.  Once any staff member at your school completes the challenge they can email ian.goldsmith@shc.ac.uk and this will add a point to their school.  Schools with the most number of points at the end of the challenge will have the most chance of winning the sports prizes i.e. each point earning = 1 ticket in the draw. 

The two schools with the most number of points at the end of the school week will win some of this week prizes shown below:

 

Week 3 Challenges (Monday 6th – Friday 10th April) 

Manic Monday – High-intensity interval training (HIIT) 

Chill Out Tuesday – Wellbeing Exercise

Wick’s Wednesday – PE with Joe 

  • Everybody - Visit Joe Wick’s live You Tube channel or find this recording later on You Tube and complete when more convenient 

Top Score Thursday – Home Challenges

  • Everybody – Toilet Roll Push Up Challenge – Can you beat PT Pete? Check out the video below...

 

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Funky Friday – Get Dancing


Parents & Students

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Website of the Week 

Week 1 website
 

Stay In Work Out – Introduction to websites that children and parents can access to keep active at home and join the #StayInWorkOut national campaign.

The Body Coach TV - The Body Coach TV is where Joe Wicks post weekly HIIT workouts and exercises sessions.  These sessions are ideal for children and parents to help burn fat and get fitter, stronger, healthier and lean.  Most of his workouts can be done anywhere with no equipment.

#PEwithJoe and The Body Coach (You Tube Channel)

On Monday 23rd March, his ‘PE with Joe’ live workouts begin at 9am.  Get involved and have fun!!

Week 2  Website 

Introducing Super Movers!

The Premier League and BBC have teamed up to get the nation’s primary school children moving to warm up their brains ready to learn.

Working hand in hand with the Premier League Primary Stars resources, Super Movers offers teachers fun videos, ideas and incentives to inspire children to be more active throughout their day – all free and available online at www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Active children do better and get more from their school day. Famous faces from the worlds of football, children’s television and music feature in Super Movers content, designed to encourage children to move, activate their minds and enjoy learning.

Get ready to be a Super Mover school and supercharge your children's learning by visiting the Super Movers website!

Week 3

Introducing Twinkl

Twinkl’s mission is to help those who teach and we are therefore taking steps to support continued learning at home, by offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance.  They are committed to continuing to offer this help in the event of longer term closures. 

They have put together a simple, step-by-step guide about this offer of help and this guide is not designed to supercede or replace any official guidance, but is intended to advise on using the Twinkl website during this period.

1. How do I sign up for the free month?

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.com/offer

Step 2: Enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS if you have not yet been given a code

Step 3: Share the offer code and website link with anyone who could benefit 

How can I use this as a parent?

For parents with children in EYFS, take a look through our EYFS for Parents area to find some really useful guides and activities to share. 

For primary-aged children, take a look at our 5-11 area. Again, this was created with parents in mind so it’s filled with guides and information about what children should be learning in each year group, for each curriculum area. 

For parents with secondary-aged children (for ages 11 to 16), take a look at the Beyond area of the website. Resources are available for English, Maths and Science, as well as languages, art, humanities and other curriculum areas. Lots to keep older children occupied. 

Have fun and keep learning!

Eat fit Weekly blog 

Week 1 Blog 
NHS/Change for Life - Snack smart!
  • Half the sugar children are having comes from snacks and sugary drinks.
  • Too much sugar can lead to harmful fat building up inside and serious health problems, including painful tooth decay.
  • Fruit and vegetables are always the best choice, but if you're shopping for packaged snacks for your children, use this helpful tip: look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max!
 
100 calorie snacks

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Lower-fat, lower-sugar yogurt (some flavours include strawberry, raspberry, banana, apricot)
  • Fresh or tinned fruit salad
  • Chopped vegetables and lower-fat hummus
  • Plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese
  • Sugar-free jelly
  • One crumpet

 

Did you know?

Half the sugar kids eat and drink each year comes from snacks and sugary drinks between meals – that's 10kg of sugar each year!

 
Smart swaps
  • After school, swap biscuits, sweets and chocolate muffins for healthier snacks like fruit and chopped veggies, plain rice cakes, toast with lower-fat spread or a fruited teacake. 

Please use this link for further NHS advice on food facts and sugar swaps:
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts/healthier-snacks-for-kids

Week 2 Blog​​​​​​​ 

Spending more time in the home and being more mindful of how we are using our food has been an interesting topic throughout the past few days for likely most of us.  During the past week we have had to think about the best use of what we have in our kitchen cupboards and it was Jamie Oliver’s Keep Cooking and Carry On programme that really hit the taste buds this week.

Jamie’s 5 show series started on Monday 23rd March and provided recipes that allowed you to easily swap in and out ingredients depending on what you have in your kitchen.  He also spoke about utilise your freezer and any foods you may have in the back of your cupboards so nothing goes to waste, including lots of tasty vegetarian recipes.

Jamie’s 5 Keep Cooking and Carry On programmes were shown throughout last week from Monday to Friday, and you can catch-up with these at your leisure through the C4 website and Facebook page.

To wet your appetite, here is a link to an episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z-WKvuYp6s 

Week 3

With Easter in mind – Let’s put the spotlight on Eggs… Not the chocolate ones!

One thing that is a very versatile tool in most of our kitchens are eggs.  Hopefully you have managed to get hold of some because they truly are magical forms of food when it comes to eating fit!

Eggs are low in calories (78 each) and are a very efficient food source, rich in protein and vitamins.  In fact, eggs contain lots of nutrients which aid bone health, brain development and boost the immune system.

Find out more about an egg and its amazing abilities through this short clip:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04tgww9

Here are 5 creative ways to make eggs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glncvhNXkH4


Have an eggcellent week and Eat Fit!