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Sport Relief 2020 It's game on with LGfL resources

Sport Relief is when the British public comes together to get active, raise money and change lives.

This time, it’s bigger than ever and there is a whole week of epic activity lined up from the 9th to 13th March 2020. Sport Relief is a great way to get your whole school moving and having fun together. By joining in, you'll also be raising money to change lives across the UK and around the world. 

There are support packs for Primary, Secondary and Nurseries to download, From running a mile to dancing all day, a healthy snack to a moment of mindfulness, they have got fundraising idea for every energy level!

LGfL have a range of resources to help support the day week and to support your students getting moving!  

Team Marathon for KS1 and KS2 the resource follows a group of children through a programme of six training sessions leading to the Team Marathon event, which involves children running together to complete the marathon distance. The final two updates cover the event itself and reporting on it. The materials also offer support for a number of cross-curricular activities related to organising and reporting on the event and issues from the SEAL agenda like target setting and teamwork.

Each training session follows the same format:

  • Warm-up
  • Stretching
  • Pace activities
  • Sustained run
  • Opportunities for children to reflect and make decisions about their progress and set targets for themselves

Through the video diaries, you can follow the progress of six children discussing their development through the training, in preparation for the Team Marathon event. There are also opportunities for children to take responsibility for planning routes, recording times and monitoring their progress.

Or why not use the week to focus on dance using the brilliant BalletBoyz resource for KS2-4.

BalletBoyz leads the field in using digital technology in its output and to disseminate to wider audiences, and this expertise, in partnership with LGfL, has resulted in new, digital content to aid the delivery of dance in schools in London.

The purpose of this content is to enable London teachers to access high-quality digital dance resources to assist and enhance their teaching. BalletBoyz has always believed that dance education in schools is most engaging when students have direct access to the performer.

This unique online resource provides tailor-made resources to support both specialist and non-specialist teachers deliver dance at Key Stages 2-4. Resources for curriculum lessons consist of short expert videos with voiceovers featuring company dancers as they break down moves and then show students how to join them together in sequences. Detailed lesson plans are also provided for teachers explaining how to use the videos. In addition, inspiration clips from theBalletBoyz company repertoire are included to further encourage and inspire students and teachers alike.

LGfL has worked in partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance to create a unique resource offering support and guidance for teachers to deliver a creative curriculum using dance.

Swish and Stamp looks at ways of exploring movement and dance using painting and printing stamps as a starting point.

The lesson is interactive and starts with a physical experience e.g. getting children to explore an action, such as noticing how the body moves whilst using a paintbrush - then transferring this action to create dance.

This resource includes a downloadable lesson plan as well as extensive video resources which cover:

  • a warm-up session
  • exploring movement
  • working with a partner
  • practical teaching tips

Curriculum links support teachers to use this dance lesson to enhance children’s learning of other curriculum topics including English and Maths.

And don’t forget if you are looking to find music to dance to then we have Audio Network.

Teachers and learners have access through Audio Network to an extensive database of professionally recorded music by a wide range of professional composers and performers.

Updated in Autumn 2019, the Audio Network database includes:

  • A very wide selection of music professionally recorded music
  • Ability to access the resource via the LGfL USO login when "off-grid" from home or another location not in school (Please set up guidance mentioned below)
  • Improved interface and facilities e.g. playlists - all linked to your USO account profile
  • Searchable by genre, style, instrument, artist, tempo and mood
  • Use the online search to find and audition music; individual music tracks can then be downloaded to your computer or curated into a playlist, pre-cleared and ready for use in your classroom.
  • Mobile compliant interface viewable from any internet-connected device
  • A simple audio matching tool where a URL of an existing audio track can be suggested in the search feature and an equivalent track within the Audio network database is suggested

The LGfL licence with Audio Network allows teachers and students to download any of the music files free of charge with the condition that the downloaded files must not be used for any commercial purposes

Premier League Primary Stars offer a range of resources for P.E., P.H.S.E, Maths and English, teachers can access these resources by signing up via their website. Registration is needed before the resources can be downloaded, alongside lesson plans there are also assembly ideas.  Teachers registered on the site can also apply for free kit for their schools as well.

Also from the Premier League and BBC, is Super Movers the aim of this resources is to encourage teachers to adopt an active approach to learning and include physical activity throughout the day with Fun curriculum-linked resources to get your class moving while they learn.

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 offer 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. 

Teachers can sign up to the Super Movers newsletter now to be the first to know about latest video releases, get exciting news and information about upcoming Super Movers events and hear from other teachers.

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