Being active in the classroom

Be active in the classroom

A great way of keeping active in the classroom is to join in with your students. Here are some brilliant schemes and programmes for your students and you to bring into the classroom.

Early years and primary

Supermovers

There is a host of fun, free and curriculum-linked BBC Supermovers videos featuring famous faces that will encourage your class to get active while they learn. Each video supports either KS1 or KS2 English, maths or PSHE curriculums.

Active Kids do Better

Small bursts of physical activity throughout the school day are proven to help kids concentrate and stay on task. The UK government guidelines of 30 minutes of physical activity in primary school are easy to achieve with these great tools.

Shake Up with Marvel and Disney

These Public Health England bitesized resources are great for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 children.

Shooting Stars

These Shooting Stars resources for girls in KS1 and KS2 have been developed by The FA, Disney and National Literacy Trust.

Secondary

Skills Academy

Skills Academy is a reading intervention developed by the National Literacy Trust for students aged 11 to 13. It is designed to support students improve their comprehension skills and motivation to read but also keep them active by learning football freestyle tricks and breakdancing.

The Daily Mile – Fit for life

The aim of The Daily Mile is to incorporate 15 minutes of self-paced physical activity (walking, jogging or running) into your daily life, to experience the benefits of regular exercise.

PE with Joe

Lockdown favourite Joe Wicks’s archive of workouts for kids of all ages. Even adults can get involved – you may find this a good place to start if you're new to exercising.