Primary Weekly Update - 18.03.21

Resources for Parents/Guardians

We are continuing to collate a PDF spreadsheet, attached, for schools to circulate to their school community. It contains useful links of ways in which parents/guardians can motivate their children to stay active and healthy throughout lockdown. We continually update this information each week with the latest resources released, which are marked ‘New’. 

To access previous editions of our weekly update please click here



Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the School Games

The School Games inspires young people to be physically active for life through positive experiences of daily activity and competition.

The School Games has a vital part to play in an active recovery term where the health and wellbeing of young people is prioritised. This is through providing the opportunity for young people to reconnect and recover through positive experiences of daily activity and competition.

Initially, this will most likely include opportunities for fun, play and connection to help young people to rebuild their confidence. Activities with friends will help to improve their physical competence in readiness to reengage in competition.

To support schools in helping young people to have a positive experience on return, please refer to the return of school sport planning tool



LYG x School Games Fitness Challenges

A big well done to the pupils from Foulds, Monkfrith, Northside & St Paul’s that participated in the penultimate weekly Fitness Challenge and collectively contributed towards Barnet’s overall score. We maintained 12th position on the leaderboard going into the final week.

Please find below the eighth and final Challenge Sheet for this competition.

Week Eight (w/c 15th Mar) - Squats Challenge Sheet

You can find a downloadable Participation Certificate to award to all young people taking part in the LYG x School Games Fitness Challenges to recognise their efforts! 

The final leaderboard will be announced in next week’s update, if you can’t wait until then keep an eye out on our social media platforms.


PE and Sport Premium – Deadline Updated

On 16 March 2021, the Department for Education confirmed that they have extended the 31 March deadline for spending PE and sport premium funding that was carried forward from the 2019/20 academic year. Schools will now have until the end of this (2020/21) academic year to spend the carried forward funding, in line with the deadline for spending this year’s PE and sport premium allocation.

Further information and guidance about using the grant can be found on the DfE website here.



LYG x School Games Spring Finals

Next week LYG will be marking the Spring Finals days, by encouraging as many schools to take part in their Activity Pack as possible between Monday 22nd – Thursday 25th March.

This event is open to all schools and the activities can be completed during PE, after school sessions or whilst at home. There are also a few additional activities for pupils to enjoy within the pack.

For more information and to access the Activity Pack, please click here.



Free Online Teacher Training & Resources – LTA Tennis

The LTA are pleased to announce a new, free online course to guide you through how to use their innovative resources that have been developed by teachers, for teachers.

If this wasn’t enough, schools that complete the online course will receive a resources pack and a £250 voucher to spend on equipment, or ten hours of team teaching support from an LTA Accredited Coach.

For more information or to sign up, please click here.



The School Run – 1km virtual competition

The School Run has announced their first ever 1km virtual competition which is free and is open to all ages. The School Run invite you to walk, jog or run the distance of 1km during March and see how you get on against others.

Please click here for more information or to enter.


The Pokemon Futsal Challenge

This challenge has been developed with the purpose of maximising the School Games values and identifying individual and team progress as success. The challenge is for anyone regardless of ability, disability, impairment or health condition and can also be used as a virtual warm up ahead of the summer School Games futsal competition.

For more information and to access the resources, please click here.



Bupa Foundation – The Happy Newspaper

The Bupa Foundation is supporting The Happy Newspaper, a newspaper celebrating all that is good in the world, on their mission to send The Happy News to schools. The Bupa Foundation are funding happy newspapers for over 6,000 schools during 2021. They hope this little boost of positivity will have a big impact on schools and children this year.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning free happy newspapers for your school, click here to sign up and be entered into the raffle each quarter!


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