In these unusual times St.Andrew’s pupils are showing the fantastic St.Andrew’s spirit, even with the necessary restrictions, by sharing their crazy keep fit ideas.
The Human Body
When taking part in any physical activity it is very important to warm-up before performing any activity. The warm-up session will consist of light exercise which increases circulation while stretching prepares the muscles for movements required during the activity. The warm-up will help prevent injuries by warming the muscle up preparing them for sudden movements that may be needed in any physical activity. In these photographs we see Jessica learning about about the body, organs and the skeleton system.
By Sebastian Conley
While learning about the human body Sebastian produced this impressive, colourful picture about the inside of the human body.
Testing Heart Race
By Nicolas Wasinksi
During exercise, the muscle cells of the body need more energy than usual, therefore the heart has to beat faster.
Nicolas has shown this by measuring his pulse rate (used to show how fast the heart is beating) before and after exercise.
For more information on the heart and the circulatory system click on the Bitesize logo.
Maegen and Nancy Whiteley
Maegen and Nancy Whiteley used their daily exercise, on Easter Sunday, to complete a family cycle ride to the marina and back. The spectacular aquarium attraction, ‘The Deep’ which is one of St Andrew’s favourite for educational school trips could be seen on the horizon.
10 Fitness Challenges
Mrs Fenton set 10 fitness challenges which were original over 10 weeks.
Congratulation goes to Alice (Year 2 Nightingales) for learning to ride her bike. A great way of keeping fit and healthy while enjoying herself and seeing some wonderful sights. Have a look at some of the sights Mr Huckstep has seen in his charity bike ride, (1250 mile challenge).
Chloe Bower (Nursery) did a trampoline challenge and raised money for Dove House. Chloe proudly displays the ‘Thank you’ card that she received for her valiant effects. You did brilliantly Chloe, Well Done
Chloe, for her keep fit challenge has complete a challenge for Dove House. She completed 26 seat drops in a row.
A seat drop is fundamentally a trampoline stunt in which the performer drops to a sitting position with his legs straight then rebounds to a standing position.
For the Dole House 2.6 challenge you had the choice of completing an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6.
The 2.6 challenge is designed to be fun and suitable for all ages and abilities. Chloe has so far raised £130 for the charity which once again is one of the charities we are supporting.
Miss Harrison submitted an example of her fitness challenge. This tracker map shows a 5km that she competed. This run was competed at race sped with Miss Harrison just missing out on her personal best by 15 seconds which was not bad as there was a lot of obstacles along the way.
A tracker App was use again to map the exercise route that Luke completed for his fitness challenge. This time Luke completed a 5km walk for charity (NHS).
Mason and Dylan Wilson
Mason and Dylan have been undertaking various fitness activities to keep healthy while the have been off school.
Bethany’s, Miss Smith’s Y6 Albatross, mum designed and made of an obstacle course for Bethany . Bethany had fun but the course shattered mum!
Bertie, Bluebirds,did a sponsored 10k run in his back garden lfor his fitness challenge. The money raised went towards buying tunics for the NHS. Bertie has raised almost £200 to buy these much needed tunics. Bertie’s fundraising was featured in the Hull Daily Mail. To read more click on the following link.
Our Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds Crusade:
Our headteacher embarked on a 1,250 mile bike challenge to raise awareness of the increasing concerns over children’s health in today’s society…… Children’s health is increasingly at risk: National data show….. high rates of child obesity….. high rates of poor oral health…high rates of diabetes, cancers, heart conditions. Exercise/keep fit levels consistently dropping, poor diet…. child anxiety, depression, mental health problems at an all-time high. He was joined on part of his journey by pupils (and parents/relatives) of St Andrew’s who cycled 10 mile stretches. However, due to the Coronavirus and the dedication of the NHS he has increased the mileage to 2,500miles. There is nothing more important than a child’s health. Good habits of healthy living can have long term benefits for the children we adore. Love Your Body, Love Your Mind.
1250 Mile Bike Challenge – Week One
1250 Mile Bike Challenge – Week Two
On Easter Sunday, which was to be the end of the 1,250 Challenge, Mr Huckstep ran a half marathon (with a teddy bear on his back). Before the Coronavirus the half marathon was going to end with a final delivery to Acorn Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary, however, this had to be postponed. The delivery will now take place at a later date. To pay tribute to the incredible work that the NHS is performing in this crisis, the 1,250 miles has been extended to 2,500 miles.
‘The Rugby Football League, in partnership with the national social care charity, Community Integrated Care, and Leeds Rhinos Foundation have launched the #ActiveAtHome initiative, for everyone to keep active during this difficult time.
The #ActiveAtHome project is designed to help everyone keep active and improve their health and fitness in a safe environment during the current climate. The new initiative is inclusive to all so anyone can join in no matter what current level of fitness you may have.’ (Rugby Football League, 2020).
More information and free online resources can be found on www.rugby-league.com/active_at_home or by clicking on the links provided (Rugby League page open in a separate window).
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Isobelle-Hall shared this video as she trained to be a photo double for Sylvester Stallone in the Rocky films! Isobelle’s training partner guest appearing in this video was Isobelle’s dad. However, even though she loves it she reported that she had “achey arms” the next morning.
Alfie Newman shows his skills and strength off at eating while doing press ups.
Mr Huckstep replied “I accept all his challenges (but I don’t put them on video)…he is keeping me mega fit. It’s like having my own personal trainer!”
Alfie Newman (Left) competing on his own home made Assault Course. He makes a different assault course each day, which does 3 times a day then on Friday he gets to make one for his parents using all his equipment that he has used throughout the week.
Eva Rolfe (Right) competing on her fantastic home made garden assault course. Who says you only get wet on Mr Huckstep’s assault course!
Alfie doing a press-up challenge with one hand on a rugby ball.
Falcon’s Obstacle Course
Falcon’s class was set a task to design to design an obstacle course then send in a video, photographs or diagrams with instructions that others may be able to use. The ideas of this challenge was to keep pupils active while breaking the boredom while pupils were at home. By building an obstacle course (indoor or out in the garden) pupils will become more active. The obstacle course doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. It can be in a backyard, or in a small garden if you have one. If you’ve got neither, any room in the house can be used.
Lucas Smirk’s Obstacle Course
Charlotte has designed a obstacle course for her keep fit challenge. Charlotte explains each stage of the course in her video that she has made.
Luke Foster Obstacle Course
Like has drawn a diagram of his Obstacle Course.
Neve Dennett (nursery class) has been obsessed with her bunny hopper that her daddy had got for her.
Jay and Ellie Parker
Max Bovill, Y3, is enjoying his burpees so much he’s singing along as he completes them.
Jessica Fenton enjoying a home made game of dodgeball.
7 Minute Workout
This 7 minute animal workout was original set for her class (Swans) before it was shared to the whole school.
Amelia Raettig enjoying keeping fit with her ankle skip ball.
As an alternative to Jo Wicks’ workout the Swallows were given a super daily challenge , incorporating a repeating action workout by Mrs Butler. This is an ideal way for younger children to stay fit and also incorporate their maths learning. This video is of Sophia Walpole enjoying her workout.
Alfie Newman(Y2) is really into creating exercise ideas. He as sent in his morning exercise plan which he does everyday. He has even managed to get his mum and other family members to join in with him! Alfie really enjoys being the coach and even makes them redo the exercises if they don’t do them correctly. Alfie is keeping up with his rugby and football training because he loves his sports. He is so dedicated and his mum says “keeping up with his training is helping to keep his anxiety levels low”.
Isobelle Hall and Gracie Hall
This dance routine is performed by Isobelle Hall Y1 LB and Gracie Hall Y5 SL. The video is best watched in the dark.
Grace Chaytor Y1 LB participating in a keep fit obstacle course that she has made herself. Grace has been working hard making a map for her friend to go and find treasure for her daily exercise.
Bella and Pixie Thompson
Jump Action Photographs
Mrs Parker challenged her class to send in photographs of themselves in a mid jump action shot while they were keeping fit. The children really enjoy this challenge and Mrs Parker received a great deal of fun photographs from it.
Lily Klopocka having fun keeping fit on her trampoline.
Scarlet & Sienna Phillip
Scarlet & Sienna Phillip’s year 6 & Nursery having a crazy time keeping fit on a bouncy castle.
A photograph montage of Hollie Smedley’s keeping fit while enjoying her fitness challenge. These exciting learning activities help Hollie to keep fit while learning her numbers and letters at the same time.