3A: Introduction to Movement Breaks
All children need to move regularly in order to learn. This is because to balance, to sit upright and to concentrate, they need to frequently activate their sensory systems. Just moving at break times and P.E. isn’t enough.
When children have been still and quiet for a long period of time, their attention starts to fade. To reactivate their focus, regular movement breaks throughout the day, both in and out of lessons, are essential.
Please note these activities may not be suitable for learners with more complex physical difficulties. We always advise staff to request specialist occupational therapy as necessary.
- Children need to move regularly in order to maintain focus throughout the day. This includes during lesson times and not just at break, lunchtime and PE lessons