It may only be the first Monday back but classes are establishing daily routines already.
As a school we are very lucky to be surrounded by wooded parkland and it is the perfect place to have a quick walk around in the morning.
The idea of the walk allows the children to get some fresh air and get their hearts pumping ready for the day ahead. It has been successful for lots of children who find themselves better able to focus on the task in hand when it is time to work back in the classroom.
The children and adults are a hardy bunch as they go in all weathers. There has only been a handful of times when the weather just was too bad to go.
In addition to the power walks, some classes go to sensory circuits first thing, which you can read more about here and other classes do a 'Brain Gym' which involves full body exercises and movements in the classroom.