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 consists of a PDF lesson plan, activity worksheet and an online video. The first 4 lessons are all available now and can be found below.

Lesson 1 - Running

Lesson 2 - Jumping

Lesson 3 - Throwing

Lesson 4 - Sitting Volleyball

The accompanying videos can be found on our YouTube channel.

 

 Here are some more fun physical activities you can try at home with your children

National EMPATHY week (22nd-26th February)

The Youth Sport Trust’s (YST) London Inclusion lead schools are working together to support schools to develop young people’s empathy skills through inclusive Sport linked to the Paralympics.  This will be delivered through the Inclusion  Learning & Discovery Personal Challenge days.

Learning and Discovery AT HOME resource –

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/Inclusion-2020-learning-discovery-pack-covid-19-at-home-004.pdf

For those young people remote learning, the Learning & Discovery Festival AT HOME resource allows young people to experience the Challenge Days and have a taste of a few Paralympic sports.  The complete range of resources can be found here

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/inclusion-2020-challenge-days 

The challenges have been designed to play individually (or with other members of the household) using simple materials and spaces that can be found in and around the home.

Learning and Discovery SCHOOL BASED resource –

 

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/system/files/Inclusion-2020-learning-discovery-pack-covid-19-school-based-006.pdf

Please find a National Empathy Week timetable of activities for the week which can be shared with schools and used as appropriate.

 

 

 

Chance to Shine LIVE!

During the 2021 Lockdown, Chance to Shine are providing home sessions, live-streamed on their YouTube channel every Wednesday at 2PM.

This sessions support children to improve their cricket  skills and help to keep them active. They are led by Chance to Shine coaches and are suitable for children at home or at school to take part in. We believe that the sessions can be accessed by pupils of all ages and our coaches will explain how to differentiate the activities during the session. The activities are linked to the PE National Curriculum.

Click here to find out more and watch the sessions.

Place2Be provides mental health support and training to schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and staff.

Free resources can be adapted for use in school, for home-schooling, online lessons or independent learning.

Here are some more simple wellbeing activities you can try at home with your children

Here are some simple healthy recipes that you can make with your children at home

Breakfast – Blueberry and Banana Smoothie 

 

Ingredients

 75g blueberries (fresh or frozen) 

2 small ripe bananas

400ml semi-skimmed milk 

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method 

Tip the blueberries into a blender and slice in the bananas. 

Add the milk. Whizz together for a few seconds until smooth and blended, then pour into 4 glasses. Serve at once.

Lunch – Sweet Potato and Corn Fritters

Ingredients

For the fritters

180g plain or wholemeal flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

4 eggs

250ml semi-skimmed milk

2 spring onions, sliced

350g sweetcorn (fresh, tinned and drained, or frozen and defrosted all work great)

1 large sweet potato, grated

1 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp oil

½ red chilli, de-seeded and sliced (optional)

1 handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped (optional)

For the yoghurt dip

250g low-fat plain Greek-style yoghurt

handful of fresh mint, finely chopped (or 1 tsp dried mint)

 

black pepper, to taste 

Method

Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add the eggs and milk, and whisk until the mixture becomes a smooth batter. Then stir in the corn, sweet potato, spring onions, curry powder, and chilli and coriander if using.

This recipe works well with loads of different types of veg, so mix it up! Try swapping the sweet potato for grated carrot, courgette, squash or beetroot, and switch out the corn for peas, chopped pepper or drained tinned chickpeas.

Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add a few tablespoons of batter to the pan, making sure each dollop has enough space around it and does not overlap with the others. Fry the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.

Once the fritters are ready, remove from the pan onto a plate lined with kitchen paper. Work in batches until all the batter is cooked.

Make the dip by mixing the yoghurt, mint and pepper together in a bowl. Serve alongside the fritters and get dipping! 

Dinner - Mean Green Mac 'n' Cheese

 

 

Ingredients

400g macaroni pasta

2 heads of broccoli (about 800g), chopped into florets

1 tbsp lower-fat spread

1 tbsp plain flour

500ml semi-skimmed milk

1 tsp mustard

100g spinach, chopped (fresh, or defrosted and excess water squeezed out)

150g peas (fresh or frozen)

100g lower-fat cheese, grated

½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg or ground cumin

1 tsp black pepper

 

100g breadcrumbs (optional)

Method

Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water, according to the packet instructions – about 10 minutes. About 5 minutes before the pasta is cooked, add half the broccoli florets to the pan. Once ready, drain the pasta and broccoli and tip them into a casserole dish or roasting tin.

Cauliflower makes the perfect swap for broccoli in this recipe.

To make the sauce, melt the spread in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the flour and whisk quickly until it creates a paste, then add a small amount of the milk and whisk. Once the mixture is smooth, add a little more milk and keep whisking until smooth. Repeat until all the milk is in.

Turn up the heat and bring the mixture to the boil. Mix in the mustard, spinach, peas and remaining 8 florets of broccoli, then lower the heat and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. While it's simmering, pre-heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas mark 6.

Sweet potato, squash, pumpkin or mushrooms are great in place of the green veg in the sauce. Just make sure you cut them up small so they soften enough to mash!

Once the the veg is cooked and the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, nutmeg (or cumin) and black pepper. If you have a stick blender, use it to blitz the mixture. Otherwise, just use a masher and whisk until you have a smooth light-green sauce.

Pour the sauce over the macaroni and broccoli, mix well until everything is covered, and spread evenly across the dish. Sprinkle over the breadcrumbs if using, and then bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and bubbling. When it's ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes – then plate up and tuck in!

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.

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. 
Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

 

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