Find a wall in your household if you have one available and stand 1 big step away from it. If you don't have a wall that is useable for the challenge you can do it using the floor instead. Check with the adults in your household which walls you are allowed to use before you try the challenge! Once you have your space you need a ball of some description. Your challenge is to throw the ball against the wall (or floor) so that it bounces back to you for you to catch as many times as you can in 30 seconds. If you drop the ball, just pick it up and keep going.
Make it harder
Use a smaller/different shape ball
Throw and catch with 1 hand or alternating hands
Clap or spin before you catch the ball
Make it easier
Use a bigger/slower ball
Throw and catch with 2 hands
Take a further step back and allow the ball to bounce on the floor after the wall
If you would like to share your attempts at each challenge you can ask the grown ups in your household to film you or take a photo of you doing the challenge and then send it in to Mr Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your score and possibly a write up about how the challenge went in your household.
I had a go at a harder version of the challenge this week as a I wanted some extra challenge and scored 36. I'm not happy with dropping the ball so I'm going to have another go and aim for 40 in my next attempt.
Anoushka, Year 5
Well done Anoushka for having a go at a harder version of the challenge against a garden door and still scoring 39! Great start to the week, let us know if you improve your score again
Aidan, Year 5
Well done to Aidan for scoring 41 in a 1 handed throw and catch version of the challenge. Even with a drop you stayed relaxed and set a very good score.
William, Year 3
Well done William for scoring an excellent 36 at the Throw, Bounce, Catch challenge with a tennis ball.
Olivia, Year 1
Fantastic effort from Olivia in Year 1 with this Throw, Bounce, Catch attempt. Olivia finished the 30 seconds with a score of 20 using a medium sized ball and a 2 handed catch. Well done!