PE: How can we improve our performance in physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle?

Tuesday 05 March 2024

Once again, Year 5 were joined by our visitors from the University of Leeds. This week we focused more on physical education (PE). We discussed how we can improve our performances in PE.

The three main ways are:

Sleep

Children aged between 6-12 should be getting 9-12 hours of sleep every night. Here are some reasons sleep is VERY important:​

Diet

Routine

Going to bed at the same time every night helps us to sleep better and feel more awake during the day.Therefore, ​we have more energy which directly improves our physical activity performance.

Our lesson then lead us on to reaction time. Did you know an adult’s average reaction time is 250 milliseconds whereas a cat’s average reaction time is 20-70 milliseconds.

We then put our reaction times to the test with a little experiment.

Help at home: Ask your child to explain the reaction time experiment or why not give it a go yourself. Also, try one of these ways to improve sleep. ​