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Virtual Sports Day 2020

The summer term is usually spent preparing for one of the biggest events on the school calendar - our annual school sports day.  Despite these challenging times, this year will be no different.

 We have teamed up with Healthy Kidz to provide your child with various activities to form a ‘Virtual Sports Day’.

Healthy Kidz have developed an app to support the sports day. The app can be downloaded from the Apple and Google stores free of charge on any Apple or android device with your child's individual login details.  Once you have logged in your child can enjoy recording their scored attempts. 

Each day, starting from Monday 6th July, information regarding the different events can be found on your child’s individual class Dojo page or below on this page.  This will allow your child to not only gain an understanding for the events, but also give them the opportunity to practice all of the different events.

Once your child has given the event a go, you can then record their final result in the Healthy Kidz app.  Mrs Liptrot will then be able to view all of their results through an online dashboard.

Mrs Liptrot would love to see pictures and videos of your child taking part in the sports day events.

If you or your child have any difficulty logging in, please message Mrs Liptrot and she will endeavour to resolve this asap.

 

Activity 1 – Sprint

https://youtu.be/1VOqP5aP4tE

You will need

  • A ‘Tester’ to shout “On Your Marks, Get Set and Go” and record time.
  • A stopwatch
  • 2 cones or Garden Objects

 

How to set up and record your result

Place your 2 Cones or Garden Objects 10 metres apart on a flat, non-slip surface.  When the Tester shouts “On Your Marks”, stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, with your dominant foot slightly in front, just behind the first cone.  On “Set,” bend slightly at the hips and knees, keeping your head and chest up. From here, place your arms in the ready position with one arm high behind your back (this should be the same arm as your dominant foot) and one arm low in front of your body.  Finally, when the Tester shouts, “Go” explode towards the second cone straight ahead, touching it before returning to your starting point.

EYFS and KS1 children will cover 40m (running there and back twice) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

KS2 children will cover 80m (running there and back four times) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

The Tester will then inform you of your time in seconds to 2 decimal places, for example 23.13s.

Once you have your time, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > Sprint.

 

Teaching Points

  1. Try to push off as hard as you can from your starting point when the Tester shouts “Go”. Imagine a plane taking off on the runway.
  2. Move your hands using the ‘Hip to Lip’ technique.
  3. When turning ensure that you stay low and explode off the line each time to accelerate as quickly as possible.

 

Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

 

Activity 2 – Long Jump

https://youtu.be/aXwJsEvp-2s
 
You will need
A Start Line- this can be any household object like a piece of rope or a plank of wood.
A Measuring Tape
A Tester with a Marker- this can be any small, movable object like a stone or a pair of socks.
 
How to set up and record your result
At the Start Line, stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart, facing forwards with your toes just behind the line.
When you are ready, dip slightly at the knees and jump as far as you can, raising your arms up above your head to propel yourself forward as far as possible.
Try to stick your landing (stumbling forwards is not permitted) and the Tester will place the marker behind whichever heel is closest to the Start Line.
Complete 3 attempts and move the marker only if you manage to beat your previous effort.
 
The Tester will then measure the distance from the Start Line to the Marker to the nearest centimetre (cm), for example 137cm and let you know your result.
 
Once you have got your distance, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > Long Jump.
 
Teaching Points
1. Make sure to dip just before take-off to generate some momentum for your jump.
2. Use your arms to maximise your distance. On landing, bend your knees to soften the impact and bring your arms forward to help you maintain your balance. Imagine there is glue on the soles of your feet when landing.
 
Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

Activity 3 – High Jump

https://youtu.be/ssULFQ1d-fU
 
You will need
A high Wall or Fence
A Measuring Tape
A ‘Tester’ with a Pencil/Chalk or similar to mark the height of your jump
 
How to set up and record your result 
Begin standing sideways to the Wall or Fence you will be using, with your dominant arm a few inches from the surface. 
Your feet should be around shoulder-width apart, arms by your side. 
With your feet flat on the ground, place your dominant arm only straight up above your head and touch the wall as high as you can. 
The Tester will put a small mark on the wall right at the end of your fingertips, which will represent your standing reach.
You will then take up your start position again, but this time when you are ready, you will dip down and again using your arms to help you, explode off the ground touching the wall with your dominant hand at the highest point possible.
The Tester will be on hand to place another small mark on the wall at this highest point. 
Complete 3 attempts and place a new mark on the wall if you manage to beat your previous effort.
The Tester will then measure the distance between the two marks in centimetres (cm) and let you know your best result.
 
Once you have got your distance, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > High Jump.
 
Teaching Points 
1. Focus on coordinating your arms throughout the movement to make sure they’re as high as possible when you touch the wall.
2. Dip down quickly and not too deep into a squat position before executing your jump.
3. Make sure you land in a safe position once you have completed the jump, on two feet with knees slightly bent.
 
Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

Activity 4 – Egg and Spoon

https://youtu.be/Fun_19wdQ_M

You will need

  • An Egg (boiled to avoid any mess!)
  • A Tablespoon
  • A ‘Tester’ to shout “Ready, Steady and Go” and record time
  • A Stopwatch
  • 2 Cones or Garden Objects

 

How To Set Up and Record Your Result

As per the Sprint set-up, place your 2 Cones or Garden Objects 10 metres (m) apart on a flat, non-slip surface.

Line up at the starting cone with your egg balancing on your top of your spoon.

Make sure you have one hand holding the spoon at the end of the handle and the other hand behind your back.

When the Tester Shouts “Ready, Steady. . .” tilt forwards slightly and find your balance with the egg and spoon extended slightly in front of your body.

On “Go”, move as quickly as possible (walk or run) to the second cone and turn carefully before returning to your starting point.

If you drop your egg off your spoon, you must go back to the beginning and start again!

EYFS & Key Stage 1 students will cover 20m (walking or running there and back once) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

Key Stage 2 children will cover 40m (walking or running there and back twice) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

 

Once you have your time, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > Egg and Spoon.

 

Coaching Tips

  1. The key to this event is concentration. As your technique improves, try to get used to looking where you are going to make sure you are turning right at the cone each time.
  2. “Slow and steady wins the race.” It is important that you do not drop your egg or this could cost you serious time. Take your time and try to complete the race without any fumbles.
  3. You can begin with a larger spoon to get comfortable and work on your speed, but must use a tablespoon when recording your result on Sports Day.

 

Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

 

 

Activity 5 – Wellyboot Toss
 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fchmL0R6zo&feature=youtu.be
 
You Will Need
A Wellington/Welly boot (make sure to give it a good clean first!)
A Start Line- this can be any household object like a piece of rope or a plank of wood.
A Measuring Tape
A Tester with a Marker- this can be any small, movable object like a stone or a pair of socks.
 
 
How To Set Up and Record Your Result
Start by holding the front side of your Welly boot in your strong hand, just below the ankle.
Place the boot onto your shoulder, with the sole almost touching the side of your face. This should look like you’re about to make a phone call.
Stand sideways to your target with your feet shoulder-width apart. The Welly boot should be in the hand furthest from the starting line (Left foot on the start line, Welly boot in your right hand).
When you’re ready, quickly move your weight on to your back foot and throw the Welly boot as far as possible by extending your arm and moving your weight back onto your front foot.
Your chest should be facing the target once you have released the Welly boot, but you must not cross the Start Line after your throw or this will not count.
The Tester will then place the Marker where the Welly boot first made contact with the ground.
 
Once you have your time, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > Wellyboot Toss.
 
 
Coaching Tips
1. Try to keep your Welly boot close to the side of your head with your elbow bent, throughout the back and forward movement.
2. Practice with some lighter objects like a pair of socks or a beanbag to get your technique right.
3. Have a go with both hands to test out which side is stronger.
 
Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

Activity 6 – Superstrong challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kV4zFUBA3k&feature=youtu.be

You will need

  • A ‘Tester’ to shout “Ready, Steady and Go” and record time
  • A Stopwatch
  • 2 Cones or Garden Objects

 

How To Set Up and Record Your Result 

Place your 2 Cones or Garden Objects 10 metres (m) apart on a flat, non-slip surface (preferably grass to cushion your hands slightly).

You will begin in the start position with one foot touching the first cone and your head pointing towards the second cone.

When the Tester shouts “Go!” , crawl forwards as quickly as possible until you can touch the second cone with your hand.

Once you have touched the second cone with their hand, crawl backwards and return to their first cone as quickly as possible, touching it again with your foot.

EYFS & Key Stage 1 children will cover 20m (Forward-Back) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

Key Stage 2 children will cover 40m (Forward-Back-Forward-Back) and the Tester will record how long it takes using the stopwatch.

 

Once you have your time, log on to the Healthy Kidz App and record it in the Healthy Kidz App under Add Activity > Sports Day Prep > Bear Crawl Charge

 

Coaching Tips

  1. Try to move your opposite arm and opposite leg at the same time to stay balanced- Right Arm/ Left Leg and Left Arm/Right Leg.
  2. Keep your back flat- there should be a straight line from your hips, right through to your head.
  3. Pretend you’re carrying a bucket of water on your back and try not to spill any.

 

Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

 

Activity 7 – Marathon challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGTRxRllsZk&feature=youtu.be

Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.

Activity 8 – Obstacle Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugh-iSloaiQ&feature=youtu.be
 
Don't forget to ask a grown up to take a photograph or record a video of you and send it to your portfolio.