Fantastic Summer Fitness

This week children in years 1-6 have taken part in fitness training.  They have done circuit training suitable for their age and I was very proud to see how hard each and every one of them worked.  It is natural to be tired after completing high intensity activities and it will get easier if they persevere.

Year 4, 5 and 6 children took part in the “Bleep Test” in which you run 15 metres before the next “bleep” goes.  The bleeps speed up gradually.  Instead of the complaining you might expect after such a tricky challenge, I was greeted by lots of smiling faces and requests to do it again!  Well done boys and girls – I love your enthusiasm.

After half term we will all be taking on a fitness challenge – we would like everyone to become fitter and healthier than they are at the moment.   As part of this initiative and our Healthy Schools policy, children in years 5 and 6 have a fitness log to keep for half term week so they can see how close they are to achieving the recommended 1 hour of exercise per day.  Children in other years will receive their logs after half term.  We will be keeping an eye open for people putting in that extra bit of effort.  In July, hopefully we will repeat the same fitness challenges so each person can find out if they’ve improved.

You may have received an email about a free running course in Cheshunt park beginning after half term.  Please consider allowing your child(ren) to take part in this.

Have a wonderful – and hopefully active – half term.

Miss Gunn

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