The ‘Mile a Day’ works as follows:
- Everyone in the school walks, jogs or runs a mile every single day of the school week;
- There is total commitment from all of the staff. However, when establishing this we put in timelines of expectation, in that we set out an expectation that after three weeks all of Key Stage 2 would be walking a mile a day, with Key Stage 1 building up slower. However, in reality all staff took this on straight away and even reception are now up to a mile a day;
- The teacher decides each day when the mile takes place. It may be between learning activities, or when the class are struggling, planned in thinking time, or to share ideas;
- The field has been marked up with both a running track and a walking path. In our case, a mile, measured out by year 6 in a maths lesson, is five laps of the field. We will be changing the route in the winter, as and when necessary;
- We have purchased stop watches so that the children can be competitive if they want to, although we are selective and sensitive as to when and with whom we use these.