Year 4 took part in the Outdoor Gym Challenge as part of Science Week. This year the theme is all about growth, we looked at why growth is important to our development and health.

The task was to think about ways to grow physically but to find ways that everyone could enjoy it with an outdoor gym. We tested out exercises that needed NO EQUIPMENT such as squats, planks, sprints and sit ups. The children even created a few exercises of their own. They then created an exercise plan that added up to no more than 10 minutes for another group to complete.

The children in Year 4 loved this activity and when evaluating the task they said, “We were so surprised how many things you could do without equipment.” They also said, “We found it difficult to choose exercises that were right for everyone, not too hard or too easy.”

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