Explore and discover

Explore and Discover

What a fun first day back - and what a way to start off the school year! We set up the hall with obstacles (benches) and the children worked with their partner to check their resting heartbeat. The "medic" then supervised the "explorers" as they retrieved items of different masses (ranging from a bean bag to a metal base of a tennis net!) and carried them past obstacles to return them to their "base". Heart rates were checked, and then the items returned.
Time was spent exploring how to bend knees to lift, rather than bending forward, and all of the class were able to take part in both parts of the challenge; taking turns to be "medic" or "explorer".