Key Stage 3/4 Resources

This area is all about supporting our Secondary Schools in trying to keep their young people active if they are at home by providing access to some great resources that you can find easily in one place. Let us do the hard work and hopefully the resources below will keep your young people busy! 

GSSP Virtual Leadership Challenges

We've come up with five different leadership challenges that you can get involved with at home! You can find the challenges here. Please don't forget to share your involvement with us @GatesheadSSP on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

GSSP Fitness Challenge 

Here is a fitness challenge for secondary pupils to test how fast they can complete all of the movements!

KS3/4 Physical Education National Curriculum

Here is the document produced by the Department for Education detailing the national curriculum around Physical Education. If you're really stuck and running out of ideas then take a look at what you would like to improve and see if you could teach yourself a new sport/skill in relation to this!

A to Z of Useful Resources & Activities:

Active Northumberland Workouts

Active Northumberland have created a Youtube channel with various home workout videos for you to try here

Answer PErfect

Answer PErfect shares free resoures to support GCSE PE students. There are a range of free worksheets to access as well as videos to support the curriculum. You can access all of these resources via their website here.

British Gymnastics - Gym Fit

British Gymnastics have launhed their online GymFIT programme with loads of activities to try out at home. From beginner right through to advanced, there's loads for you to learn. You can access the resources here.

Couch to 5K

Running is great for improving mental health & wellbeing, but even if you're a beginner it's still possible to run 5K using the NHS One Life, Couch to 5K App. You can find out more about this running programme here.

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender provide loads of free workout videos that you can try at home with little or no equipment. You can access the videos on their website here.

Get Set Tokyo

Get Set Tokyo are continuing to provide great resources, despite the Tokyo 2020 Olympics being postponed until next summer. We believe that remaining active matters, now more than ever, for both physical and mental wellbeing, so we’re encouraging pupils to keep physically active. There are loads of different activities and challenges to get involved in so why not try them out! You can find them on the Get Set website here.

Girls Football School Partnerhips 

These Secondary Curriculum Activity Videos help support delivery of football. These could be used by teachers to support virtual delivery or support staff in their CPD. Pupils might even be able to use these videos from home as insipiration to set up their own football drill or activity. You can access the videos here.

Girlguiding - Adventures At Home

Girlguiding have a selection of activities at home that include fitness, crafts and budget practicing to name a few! You can find the activities for 14-18 year olds here and activities for 10-14 year olds here. There are plenty of things to try on their website.

Gymnastics With Max

If you're into Gymnastics why not give these home workouts with Max Whitlock a try? You can access them on his Youtube channel here.

Joe Wicks - The Nation's PE Teacher

If you still want to maintain some routine in amongst the chaos then why not follow the Body Coach, Joe Wicks, as he became the nation's PE teacher with his 9am PE lessons Monday to Friday. The free 30-minute live workouts are a mix of HIIT workouts, including jumping jacks, ‘climb the ropes’ and squats. The exercises are fun, easy, and aimed at toddlers through to teenagers so everyone can get involved! To join in with Joe or find his previous videos just follow his Youtube channel here.

PE & Sport Network Activities & Challenges

The PE & Sport Network produced loads of fun activities that they're sharing daily across their social media and on their website here. To make it a little easier for you we've picked a couple of our favourites from their collection below for you to try! 

Active Connect 4

60 Minute Pick 'n' Mix

School Games Active Championships

The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges are available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.

Primary and secondary-aged children can join the School Games Active Championships at any time with free active challenges set via videos within a designated School Games version of the TopYa! Active app. All they need to do is download the app, register as a player and type in the Invite Code 23880.

Children practise the challenges, then submit their best video using a mobile device to receive personal coaching feedback from the TopYa! team of experienced virtual coaches. Points are earned for each video submitted, leading to climbing leaderboards and winning prizes!

You can find out more on the School Games website here.

Sport England #stayinworkout

Sport England launched their 'Join the Movement' Campaign giving you the advice and tools you need to keep physically active from home. There are lots of fun and creative ideas on how to get active at home, the latest advice around getting outside and tools to help you make the most out of the fresh air during your daily walk, run or cycle. You can find the different resources below:

Get Active at Home

Get Active Outdoors

The Facts

Get Involved

Sports Leaders UK - Raising Resilience

Sports Leaders UK made the first module of their #GotSkills Learner Programme available to all 14-18 year olds. The Raising Resilience module supports learners in raising their Resilience and asking learners to complete activities that raise, test, and record their knowledge in a Learning Journal. The resource is flexible and can be offered as part of a home learning solution, used within schools maintaining provision for key workers children and vulnerable individuals or downloaded and printed to be shared as required. Learners work through the two part learning programme which covers the following areas:

Resources - Raising Resilience Knowledge – work through activities to understand what resilience is and what it means to you.

Learning Journal - Demonstrate your resilience through planning, doing and reviewing and activity in your learners journal which can be returned to your tutor to receive your Resilience Learning Award.

#ThisisPE - Yorkshire Sport Foundation

Yorkshire Sport Foundation are supporting PE at home. Short two-minute videos show parents (and teachers) free, fun and easy to follow PE activities for the whole family to enjoy together. Each #ThisIsPE video focuses on a different aspects of the National Curriculum. 

The videos, delivered by PE teachers, help young people to continue their skill development in PE. You don’t need to be in PE kit and you don’t need sports equipment. All of the videos will use things that you can find around the home.

To view all the videos you can find the #ThisIsPE YouTube playlist here.

Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust developed #ThisisPE activities for particular sports, which include a video and downloadable guide to help you enjoy activities from home. You can access all of these resources via their website here. Whether you want to learn how to throw a discus or play volleyball these resources are all there to help!

Youtube - Fitness Workouts

From Joe Wickes workouts to HIIT sessions there are LOADS of fun fitness and workout videos free to access on Youtube. Here's a few workout examples targeting different body areas. If you don't have any gym equipment at home then don't worry as you can adapt some exercises just using your body weight or find something from around the house to use as weights e.g. a tin of beans.

Upper Body:

Joe Wicks - Chest & Triceps
Joe Wicks - Upper body dumbbell

Cardio:

SELF - 30 Minute Cardio and Abs
SELF - 30 Minute Cardio Bootcamp
SELF - 25 Minute Full Body Cardio
SELF - 30 Minute Bodyweight Cardio
SELF - 30 Minute HIIT Cardio
Joe Wicks - 25 Minute Full body HIIT
Joe Wicks - Beginner HIIT Workout
20 Minute Cardio & Core HIIT - The Body Coach
Beginner Low-Impact Cardio - 15 Minutes

Core:

SELF - 30 Minute Abs Strength Routine
SELF - 20 Minute HIIT Abs
Joe Wicks - 5 Minutes Abs
Joe Wicks - 6 Minute Abs
Joe Wicks - 7 Minute Abs
Joe Wicks - 8 Minute Abs

Lower Body:

SELF - 20 Minute HIIT Lower Body
SELF - 20 Minute HIIT Glutes and Abs
SELF - 30 Minute Lower Body Strength
SELF - 30 Minute Leg Builder Strength Day