Morning exercise is a key part of the day at Midfield Primary School. Key Stage 1 and 2 run for 10 minutes four times a week. If children would rather not run, they stay in the classroom and complete Just Dance for 10 minutes instead. Key stage 2 also skip for 5 minutes every day during Early Morning Work.
There are a growing number of unexpected links between physical fitness and mental fitness. A specific part of the brain (hippocampus) actually grows as we become more physically active. There are numerous benefits to exercising before we start our learning inside the classroom as it increases retention of new information and allows better reactions to complex situations.
Above all else it wakes us up!