whole school annual Pe timetable:

1 hour per week per Class:

PE STORE ROOM: 

Reminder to all classes to put PE equipment back where they got it from. We must all work together to keep our store clean and tidy.

Games:

Senior infants practicing bounce and catch with two hands.


Tag rugby:

Throwing and catching:

Football coaching:

 

Hockey:

Tennis:

6th class enjoying rounders for their PE Lesson:

4th class games:

DANCE: 

Céilí for Seachtain na Gaeilge ☘️

Creative dance routine:

Zumba lessons:

Athletics:

Jigsaw relays are our favourite!

Skipping:

Throwing: 

Hurdles:

 

Gymnastics:

Junior Infants – 2nd Class are doing gymnastics lessons with a gymnastics coach every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Check out the photos of us doing our jumps, rolls, balancing. 🤸🏻‍♀️

 

We made the alphabet with our bodies !!!


Gymnastics stations in the halls:

 

Outdoor and adventure:

Our WALKWAY is a fantastic resource for orienteering challenges.

Everyone loves an obstacle course:

Scavenger hunt:

Nature walks:

Aquatics:

Normally we would have the opportunity to take the children to the local swimming pool to take part in swimming lessons but unfortunately due to Covid we did not get to do that this year.

Instead, all classes took part in ‘Primary Aquatics Water Safety’ (PAWS) lessons.

The children really enjoyed all of the interactive resources.
Some photos from Junior Infants PAWS lessons:

4th Class PAWS lessons learning all about water safety at home, at the swimming pool, at the beach:


Fundamental Movement Skills: 

This year all classes are focusing on four fundamental movement skills – walking, running, skipping, throwing. These are some photographs of our efforts.

Walking – key points to remember:

  • Maintain good posture with body straight, walk tall, head in line with the spine and looking forward.
  • When planng the foot use a heel-to-toe action.
  • Knees should bend slightly when the foot makes contact with the ground.

 

Running – key points to remember:

  • Drive arms backwards and forwards vigorously in opposion to the legs. Ensure arms stay close to the body, 90 degree angle remains at the elbow and the drive comes from the shoulders.
  • Elbows bent at 90 degrees.
  • High knee li with the thigh almost parallel to the ground.


Skipping
– key points to remember:

  • Land on the ball of the foot.
  • Step forward and hop on the same foot with a high knee drive.
  • Knee of the support leg should bend to prepare for a hop.

Throwing – key points to remember:

  • Eyes focused on a target throughout the throw.
  • Bring the throwing arm back behind the body, swinging it down and backwards in preparaon to throw.
  • Step toward a target with the foot of non- throwing side (transferring weight from the back foot to the front foot).