Home PE with MSSP Lessons is a brand new online resource created by Merton School Sport Partnership for schools and individuals to use as a way to stay active at home. The resource consist of an PDF lesson plan, activity worksheet and an online video. Lesson 1 is available now and can be found by clicking the Home PE lesson logo above.
The accompanying video can be found on our YouTube channel.
Here are some fun physical activities you can try at home with your children
Here are some simple wellbeing activities you can try at home with your children
Travel the World
We may not be able to leave the house, but we can find out about people in other countries and visit the world from home.
Chose a new country to visit, virtually, every day. Learn the things that are special about the new places you go to….
What animals live there?
What is special about the place and its people?
What do they eat?
Which continent is it?
Identify its location on a map
What is its climate like?
Draw its flag
What other interesting facts did you learn?
Look in an atlas, online, or start with these clips from
My World Kitchen teaches children about food from different parts of the world.
You can also visit different attractions around the world online, you can start your tour here
Keep up your spirits by setting these scavenger hunt challenges.
They can be done indoors or outside. Can you get your children to make up their own scavenger hunt challenge?
Here are some delicious recipes you can try at home with your children
Breakfast - Carrot & Sultana Pancakes
100g wholemeal self-raising flour
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 large egg
80g grated carrot
4 tbsp low-fat, lower-sugar plain yoghurt
100ml semi-skimmed milk
30g sultanas or raisins
1 tsp vegetable oil
Put the flour, mixed spice, egg, grated carrot, yoghurt and milk into a large mixing bowl and use a hand whisk or fork to mix together thoroughly.
You could use white self-raising flour, but wholemeal has more fibre.
Stir in the sultanas (or raisins).
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add 2 to 3 drops of oil. Cook tablespoonfuls of the batter in batches, turning them over after 1 to 2 minutes to cook the other side. Make 8 mini pancakes altogether, adding a further 2 to 3 drops of oil to the frying pan with each batch
Lunch - Chicken Couscous
50g plain couscous
85g cooked chicken, chopped
40g frozen peas
4 cherry tomatoes, chopped
½ a lemon, juiced
Put the couscous in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes to swell and cool, then stir with a fork to fluff up the grains.
For a time-saving hack, simply defrost the peas by adding them to the couscous before covering with the boiling water.
Add the chicken, tomatoes, squeeze over the lemon juice and stir.
Dinner - Sausages & Veg Mash
4 (or 300g) carrots, chopped
300g swede or turnip, cut into chunks
700g potatoes, cut into chunks
8 reduced-fat sausages
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
100ml reduced-salt vegetable or chicken stock
200ml cold water
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
2 tbsp cornflour blended with 1 tbsp of cold water
1 pinch ground black pepper
Cook the carrots, swede or turnip and potatoes in a large saucepan of gently boiling water for about 20 minutes, until tender.
Swap sweet potato or butternut squash for the swede, to make a change.
Meanwhile, preheat the grill. Arrange the sausages on the grill rack and start to cook them when the vegetables have been cooking for 10 minutes. Grill them for 10 to 12 minutes, turning often.
Make the recipe with vegetarian sausages if you prefer.
At the same time, start to make the red onion gravy. Heat the vegetable oil oil in a large non-stick frying pan and add the onion, cooking until soft and lightly browned – about 3 to 4 minutes.
Pour in the stock and water, add the herbs, then simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the blended cornflour and stir until thickened. Keep hot over a low heat.
Drain and mash the vegetables, seasoning with black pepper. Serve 2 sausages per person with the red onion gravy
We hope you find the resources above useful and enjoyable. Below you will find more resources to help you keep your family healthy and active during lockdown.
Whether you’re a teacher in school, teaching remotely, or a parent or carer supporting home learning, you will find free PE, physical activity and sport resources to enjoy
Whether you're at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Their website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
Whether you're looking for a little healthy lunch inspiration, fun games to get the kids moving or tips and practical advice to help parents look after their children's and their own mental health while the family is staying at home.
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