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5 Unique Sporting Activities To Attempt For National School Sports Week

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National School Sports Week, is a huge celebration of sport and PE in schools and takes place on the 26th to the 30th June. Created and organised by the Youth Sport Trust, National School Sports Week aims to promote student's health and fitness but more importantly, it encourages teamwork, communication and a great sense of fun.

If you haven't got any activities planned for National School Sports Week, we've compiled some of the most unique and exciting PE plans for you!

Take a look at our suggestions below!

The Coordination Course

Cone Hurdles

Coordination is key to success in any physical activity. With this lesson plan, students are able to develop and expand their Coordination through means of a stimulating obstacle course. Whether it's walking through a series of cones in a Zig-Zag pattern or shooting a basketball 5 times, students can take the utmost pleasure in this challenging but amusing lesson.

Bark Ball

Tennis Bark Ball

Bark Ball may sound like it has something to do with Animals but that's far from the case. Bark Ball is an interesting variant on the bat and ball games such as rounders and baseball as well as popular chase and flee games. Be sure to check out the fill list of instructions and the game structure from teachingideas.co.uk

The Quidditch Lesson Plan

Harry Potter Quidditch

Grab your Nimbus 2000's and your Firebolts, hit the Bludgers and catch the Golden Snitch in this fun and exciting PE game. If you or your students are avid Harry Potter fans, then this is the lesson you have been waiting for! This amusing activity aims to improve on students chasing and fleeing skills in a game that is similar to the one played in the wizarding world. This plan comes with a full list of equipment needed as well as some brilliant variations that will make the game even more engaging.

Free Running and Parkour Plan

Free Running.Parkour

Free Running and Parkour have become extremely popular in recent years with many adventurous and brave individuals undertaking extreme stunts and aerials. However, I highly doubt it would be a wise idea to encourage the attempt of these jaw-dropping feats in a classroom environment. The Free Running and Parkour plan aims to introduce safer but enjoyable Parkour moves such as vaults and rolls. Taking into consideration school equipment and resources, this sports lesson has a range of activities for outdoor and indoor lessons.

Physical Fitness Koosh Game

Koosh Ball

Sports games do not have to always take place outside. SMART Exchange have created an interesting sporting activity for Smart Board users that integrates exercise with trivia. Students take it in turns to throw a softball, bean bag, or koosh ball at the circled targets to open up a trivia question or exercise. This is a great alternative for outdoor lessons especially when there's a class of restless student and it's a wet play.

We hope you get involved with National Schools Sports Week and we would love to hear if you've tried any of our recommendations with your class. Do let us know by leaving a comment or by messaging us on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin.

Lesson Plan Roundup: Bonfire Night Lesson Ideas

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Ensure your students remember the 5th of November with these fantastic Bonfire Night Lesson plans. We've scoured the web to bring you the very best Primary and Secondary Firework Night lesson ideas for you to use with your students to make your lessons go with a bang!

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night lesson plan

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night Lesson PlanThis great lesson plan from Parliament.UK fantastically explains the history of Bonfire Night and its direct links with Parliament. Students are able to discuss and explore the motivations Guy Fawkes and his team and view the story from more than one point of view.

Download This Free KS1 & KS2 Lesson Plan

Bonfire Night In The UK

This versatile lesson idea has a great focus on developing reading, speaking and pronunciation skills as well as how students can develop effective questions. This 5th of November lesson plan also contains elements of Home Economics / Food Technology as students will design a Bonfire Night menu.

Utilise This Lesson Plan Here

Firework Safety

Lesson Plan Roundup Bonfire NightAlthough not strictly a lesson plan, these points should be highly emphasised across all students on Fireworks night. Fireworks night is an exciting and special time but it's not without any risk of danger. Ensuring student's stay safe and know the dangers of Fireworks is something that should be emphasised in any lessons on this topic.

Download These Firework Safety Tips

KS2 Combined Calculations Bonfire Night PowerPoint

This Twinkl resource provides some combined calculations multi-step word problems based around the theme of fireworks, Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes which enables students to have a greater understanding of Maths in a real life situation.

Obtain This Bonfire Night Calculations Resource

The Adventures of Eggberts - Free Teaching Resource

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Eggberts Colouring Book - Delivering the Mail by Paul GustafonTeaching your students about mail and the Post Office has never been more fun especially with Eggbert and his friends. Eggbert is a little egg who's given the task of delivering the mail to all the residents in town. Whilst delivering the mail, Eggbert encounters many adventures such as dealing with Silly Billy, Professor Egghead and Mystic Pegg. What's even more exciting is that students can colour in the characters, draw their accesories and join the dots! 

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