Whilst at the Bett show recently, I picked up a leaflet about a new BBC and Premier League project called Super Movers. I cannot recommend this enough! I love it.
“Super Movers gives teachers video content-led ideas and simple solutions to help children learn while they move – all free, fun, and easy to use in the classroom. No extra equipment is required.
Some of the exciting things Super Movers’ offers include:
- Top tips and bright ideas about how to best use Super Movers from active schools and football clubs across the UK
- Stars from the worlds of football and television will come together to capture children’s imagination in a series of videos that will enhance children’s learning
- Premier League-inspired rewards including prizes, certificates and stickers to help incentivise children
- Live Lessons broadcast on BBC platforms
Super Movers can also be used at home too with a range of fun videos and games designed to get children and grown-ups moving together in their living rooms, so parents as well as teachers can join in.”(BBC Super Movers)
The idea behind Super Movers is that every child gets the 60 minutes of recommended physical activity each day. It encourages teachers and schools to incorporate physical activity throughout the day as all studies show that that would help to boost pupils’ learning.
There is already a great selection of curriculum related videos for both KS1 and 2. Have a look at any of those and you can instantly see how Super Movers works. I am still singing and dancing to the 8 times table!
Teachers can sign up to the Super Movers Newsletter and they will be informed about the latest video releases, receive news and information and hear about Super Movers events.
The website will soon be offering a Welcome Pack with information, stickers and a poster for tracking pupil progress.
I can easily imagine starting each session off with a three minute video to focus attention!