Have you still been keeping up with PE with Joe? Well done to all who have been taking part in these amazing workouts! They are a great way of keeping fit during these testing times. Have you been taking part in ‘Fancy Dress Friday’? If so, we would love to see some of your fancy dress costumes that you have been working out in! Here is one of Miss Kite’s efforts:
KS2 – Mini Workouts Here is a collection of fun, easy to follow, dance workout videos. If you have 5 -10 minutes in your day, try choosing a video and putting these routines into your daily schedule. You will have a blast, break a sweat, and feel great the rest of the day. Don’t be shy…try it!
Family Challenge Every week, we will provide you with a family challenge. Your challenge this week is to work together as a family to complete this: A combined 20 minutes of planks, 80 press ups and 120 squats. You have a week to complete this challenge!
Chelsea Foundation Online Learning Resource
At Avenue, we have close links with Chelsea FC Foundation. They have launched an online learning resource, which they have shared with us, for people looking to keep their children active and engaged whilst at home. The resource has a different theme each day (for example geography or maths) but within each day there are fitness challenges. This may be something that you are interested in to keep busy.
This week we bring you the sporting heroes of two more teachers: Mrs Rose and Mr Ambler:
Mrs Rose’s Sporting Hero: Victoria Pendleton
Mrs Rose said, “I first became aware of her when she won Gold at the Beijing Olympics in the sprint for the British cycling team. At the London Olympics in 2012, she won gold in keirin and silver in sprint. She was part of an amazing British cycling team and a female bringing in in Olympic medals for them. I love cycling and she is so good at it so is a real inspiration for me. She made me want to get faster on my bike!”
Victoria Louise Pendleton, CBE (born 24 September 1980) is a British jockey and former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. She is a former Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion. With two Olympic gold medals and one silver, Pendleton is one of Great Britain’s most successful female Olympians.
Mr Ambler’s Sporting Hero: David Beckham
Mr Ambler said, “My sporting hero is David Beckham. He is the reason I decided to support Manchester United as a child. I think I was most inspired by him when he scored a free-kick against Greece to send England to the 2002 Fifa World Cup. I think he consolidated this by returning from injury to score the winner against Argentina at the World cup 4 years after being sent off at the 1998 World Cup against the same team. He has shown me that even if you make a mistake you can work hard to redeem yourself, no matter how much pressure is put on you.”
David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE (born 2 May 1975) is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. He retired in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies.
Well done to everybody who has been taking part of ‘PE with Joe’ at home. This is a fantastic way of keeping fit whilst you are at home. After hearing from some of you, it is clear that you are enjoying these – keep up the good work! If you haven’t tried this yet, we encourage you to take part. You can find these on the Joe Wicks YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Family Challenge Every week, we will provide you with a family challenge. Your challenge this week is to work together as a family to complete this: 50 crunches, 150 burpees and 300 star jumps. You have a week to complete this challenge!
This week we bring you the sporting heroes of two teachers: Mrs Stockwell and Miss Derrick:
Mrs Stockwell’s Sporting Hero: Serena Williams
Mrs Stockwell said, “My Sporting Hero has been Serena Williams since she won her first Grand Slam at the US Open in 1999! I’ve always been a tennis fan, and played when I was younger and she had so much courage and determination to succeed. She has broken so many records and is still playing a sport she loves, over 2 decades later! I still love watching her play, and I really hope that she does eventually overtake Margaret Court as the female with most Grand Slam wins ever!”
Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis platter and former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis. She has won 23 Gram Slam singles titles. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles combined among active players.
Miss Derrick’s Sporting Hero: Beth Tweddle
Miss Derrick said, “My sporting hero is Beth Tweedle, a British gymnast. She was inspritational to me because she was the first British female gymnast that I saw winning medals and competing in major competitions, like the Olympic Games and World Championships. She had many inuries but she continued to persevere and in her final Olympic Games, London 2012, she won the Bronze medal. She was very resilient and worked so hard to get better at every competition. She also continues to be very supportive of other young gymnasts and encourages them to persevere too!”
Elizabeth Kimberly Tweddle MBE (born 1 April 1985) is a retired British artistic gymnast. Renowned for her uneven bar and floor routines, she was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games.
Well done to everybody who has been taking part in P.E. with Joe – such a fantastic way to keep fit. This week Joe announced an update on the money that has been raised for the NHS through advertising from his daily P.E. workouts: an incredible £80,000! A huge well done to all involved!
Here are some new ideas to keep active:
EYFS – Debbie Doo Kids TV ‘Debbie Doo’ has lots of videos with wonderful songs that you can sing and dance along to!
Family Challenge Every week, we will provide you with a family challenge. Your challenge this week is to work together as a family to complete this: 150 sit ups, 200 squats and 300 lunges. You have a week to complete this challenge!
Chelsea Foundation Online Learning Resource
At Avenue, we have close links with Chelsea FC Foundation. They have launched an online learning resource, which they have shared with us, for people looking to keep their children active and engaged whilst at home. The resource has a different theme each day (for example geography or maths) but within each day there are fitness challenges. This may be something that you use over the Easter holidays to help keep busy.
This week we bring you the sporting heroes of two teachers: Mrs Cook and Miss Salter.
Mrs Cook’s Sporting Hero: Jesse Owens
Mrs Cook said, “My sporting hero is Jesse Owens and has been ever since I learned about him when I was at school. He is a hero, not only because he was an amazing athlete, but he was competing at a time when black people were not treated equally and he stood up to this… even standing up to Hitler by competing in the in the 1936 Olympics. To stand up for what is right, when others try to stop you, is the definition of a hero in my opinion.
In 1935, Jesse Owens made sporting history when he broke five world records and equalled a sixth in the space of 45 minutes. One of these world records, 8.13m in the long jump, would last for 25 years.
At the 1936 Berlin Games, Owens won four gold medals, in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and the long jump. He managed to break or equal nine Olympic records and also set three world records. One of those world records was in the 4x100m relay. The quartet set a time that wouldn’t be bettered for 20 years.
Miss Salter’s Sporting Hero: Dame Kelly Holmes
Mrs Salter said, “My sporting hero is Kelly Holmes. She first inspired me when I was 9 years old at the 2004 Olympics when she won 2 gold medals. She’s inspirational because she showed perseverance by not giving up, as it took her a long time to win gold, and she kept going even when she thought she wouldn’t win! She’s inspired me to take up running in my own time.
Kelly Holmes specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She set British records in numerous events and still holds the records over the 600, 800 and 1000 metre distances.
Who are your sporting heroes? Please comment below.
KS2 – Welcome to Disney! With the release of Disney’s new streaming service in the UK this week (great for your brain breaks). We bring you ‘Disney Dance-Alongs’. A personal favourite for Mrs Marsh and Mr Baldock for those that witnessed the early mornings at Hindleap Warren.
Family Challenge Every week, we will provide you with a family challenge. Your challenge this week is to work together as a family to complete this huge feat: 100 Burpees, 200 Press ups and 300 Star jumps. You have a week to complete this challenge!
It’s double trouble in Week 2. Mrs Maddock has chosen not one, but two sporting heroes for this week.
This five-time Olympic gold medalist was the gymnast who scored the first perfect set of tens in history – at the age of just 14! At the time when she was performing, Mrs Maddock was competing in gymnastics competitions and looked up to the Romanian gymnast for her pure dedication and commitment to always strive to do better.
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
This three-time world champion heptathlete is one of Mrs Maddock’s heroes, as she is quoted as saying that medals are great but having the chance to inspire others to become involved in sport is much more important to me.
Who are your sporting heroes? Please comment below.
It is important that during this difficult time, children are still keeping active whilst at home. Next week, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) will be doing a live PE lesson every day at 9am that all children can join in with at home. This can be accessed on his Youtube Channel: The Body Coach TV.
Choose 1 video per day to work on and to help keep active.
Finally, to keep our children inpired and motivated, we will also be sharing some of our teachers’ sporting heroes each week. This is somebody that the children can learn about, and we would love the children to share their hero with us too!
Let’s start this with Mrs Marsh’s sporting hero: Jimmy Anderson.
Jimmy Anderson is an English international cricketer who plays for Lancashire County Cricket Club (Mrs Marsh’s home county) and the England cricket team. He is the all-time leading wicket-taker amongst fast bowlers and holds the record of most wickets for England in both Test and One-Day International cricket. He is the only English bowler to pass 500 Test wickets. Mrs Marsh first became inspired by Anderson during the 2003 Cricket World Cup when he first lit up the world stage, and she finds it inspirational that 17 years later, he is still competing at the highest level of cricket!