PE and dance
As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries
and partners such as Kent Sport.
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
have been supplied to us by colleagues from Kent
Active for Life (raising physically
- These resources are suitable for children from birth.
Active for Life is a Candanian initiative created to
help parents give their children the right start in life through
the development of physical literacy.
Active Challenge - Fortune Teller
- Take the active challenge and develop skills with favourite
- Making yoga and mindfulness FUN for children and young
Along - Emma and Lara's "Good to be Bad" from Descendants
- Get ready to step it up with This Girl Can and the Disney
Channel. See Lara and her mum Emma dance to "Good to be Bad" from
the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants 3.
- And of course, there is always walking … as long as it's not in
- GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos
created by child development experts. Available for free at school,
home, and everywhere kids are!
GoNoodle - Banana, Banana, Meatball (Make A
- Patterns made of shapes, patterns made of grapes. Patterns in
the air, patterns everywhere. Patterns in an app, patterns in this
rap...so sing and dance along to this lit pattern song by Blazer
- Award-winning teaching resources designed to get kids
Kent Sport - Everyday activities
- If due to the Coronavirus, you are now staying at home or
indoors, you might find these ideas helpful from MIND to help with
your overall wellbeing. You can use this link to register for
active idea newsletters too.
Kent Sport information
- We also have information on our page for parents about
supporting children generally with sport, including finding the
right club, safeguarding, being an active role model, etc.
Kent Sport - Primary school
- You can find out more about activities suitable for
primary-aged children here. You can also use this link to
subscribe to their newsletters.
Move like the Avengers
- What happens when
Marvel's Super Heroes, The Avengers, combine forces with Les Mills
and fitness legends Diana Mills and Bas Hollander? Millions of
children get inspired to#MoveLikeTheAvengers!
- Please view the document below to start the Kent School Games,
My Active Rainbow Challenge in partnership with Kent Children's
- This challenge is suitable for children and young people in yrs
NHS Change 4 Life
- Kids need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From their
fun 10 Minute Shake Up games to information about active hobbies
and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving.
NHS Change 4 Life accessible
- There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and
young people active - start off by choosing activities your child
is interested in and adapt them.
Oxford Owl - Discovery Walks
- Get ideas for fun outdoor learning activities to develop early
counting skills, make patterns, and practise times tables and
problem solving with items collected from trips to the park, forest
or beach. Educational author and parent Isabel Thomas shares her
Sport England - How to stay active when
you are at home
- Sport England has compiled some of the most useful tips
on how you can get active when you are at home, if you're well
This Girl Can
- This organisation has teamed up with Disney to create dance
routines to help you get active with your children.
There are also lots of good picture books that encourage
movement, such as the examples here:
Get moving! 10 books designed to get children
- Reading doesn't have to be a quiet, couch-centered
activity. For a little one who is bursting with energy and
can barely sit still for a page or two, these ten books are ideal -
they practically insist that kiddos get up and move around.
Prepare for lots of bouncing, jumping, and clapping … and some very
happy little readers.
Big Ideas at home
- Big Ideas delivers a wide range of projects, primarily in the
sectors of culture, heritage and sports. Current projects
- Foundations at Home
- No Barriers at Home
- The Great Exhibition at Home
Dance with Strictly Come Dancing's Oti
- Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse
is providing dance classes for children and adults on her social
media platforms, with help from her husband Marius
Lepure. Mabuse's kids dance classes are being
streamed to her Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts at 11:30am every day
until at least 30th March. The classes are saved onto
Mabuse's YouTube page after the livestream has finished, so they
can still be enjoyed even if you aren't available at the exact
Football School Friday
- Football School Friday starts at 10am with Alex Bellos and Ben
Lyttleton on the Football School via YouTube.
Home Learning Packs from
- At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that
education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented
challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come
together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a
series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending
work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some
activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a
primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with
suggested activities and supporting materials to support your
- Creativity learning pack: The
creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum
links to art, computing, DT, English, music,
PE and PSHE.
- LGBT history learning pack: The
LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history,
music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.
Jasmin Vardimon Pop-Up
- As we are all self-isolated at home and facing the
challenges of staying healthy, keeping fit and connecting with one
another, this month we are delighted to offer our Pop Up Space
classes FREE online. Jasmin Vardimon invites you to join us from
your own home, to keep moving and strengthen your body.
NHS Fitness Studio
- Use the tabs at the top of the page to choose
a workout from the NHS Fitness Studio's range of online
exercise videos. These workouts have been
created by fitness experts InstructorLive and
range from 10 to 45 minutes.
- PE WITH JOE (Joe Wicks, the Body Coach) starts on Monday 23rd
March at 9am on his YouTube Channel. These sessions will take
place Monday to Friday and are suitable for all children, young
people and their families.
The Royal Opera House's opera and ballet live
- As part of The Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse initiative, a major
opera or ballet will be streamed every Friday at 7pm