Hello everyone, I hope you are well and managing to stay as active as possible during this time.  I understand it is more challenging but if you can, try to do a little bit of exercise every day.  It will not only keep you fit and healthy but will make you feel more energised and positive.  Remember Joe Wicks is doing a Live P.E workout every morning at 9am on his YouTube channel.  I have been joining in and I find it’s a great way to start the day.

For this week’s lesson I have got a bit of a fun challenge for you.  As you know, we were most recently developing our racquet skills and playing badminton in P.E.  We were working on achieving the following success criteria:

  • I can show good control and accuracy when hitting the shuttlecock to a target/over the net and to a partner
  • I can co-operate and compete in a variety of mini games.
  • I can show an awareness in space, changes in speed and direction.
  • I can move to a position to return the shuttlecock.
  • I can show fair play and sportsmanship.

Your challenge is to come up with ways to play a racquet game at home. If you are lucky enough to have a racquet and balls/shuttlecocks you can use these.  If not, don’t worry, I am hoping you can be creative with items you have around your home (eg magazines, card, plastic/wooden kitchen utensils, scrunched up bits of paper, soft toys).  Make sure you have an open, safe space in your house/garden.

How many “keepy uppy’s” can you do on the spot?

Can you aim and hit at a target (eg toy box, washing basket)?

Could you play a mini game with someone at home? Count how many passes you can make to one another.

I am looking forward to hearing how you all get on with this challenge.  Enjoy!

Miss Murray

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