All classes in our school are taught the Physical Education strands of Athletics, Games, Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor and Adventure. Fourth class are also taught Aquatics by instructors in the nearby Aura Leisure Centre. To view the PE curriculum please click on the link: http://www.curriculumonline.ie/getmedia/ca8a385c-5455-42b6-9f1c-88390be91afc/PSEC05_Physical-Education_Curriculum.pdf
Physical Education is allocated one hour per week. Each class receives thirty minutes of basketball and thirty minutes of the P.E. curriculum each week.
As a staff, we decided to compile a standardised Physical Education timetable for this school year. This meant that all classes are taught the same strand of the curriculum in the month.
Below is the link to our whole school Physical Education plan
We have decided to make ‘Gymnastics’ our priority strand for this school year. We have applied to the PDST and Louth Local Sports Partnership for support in delivering high quality gymnastics lessons to our students.
We have been Busy Bees
During the months of November and December, we have been doing Athletics in P.E. We had great fun using lots of different types of equipment but I think our favourite piece of equipment was the hurdles!!
For the month of January, we have been doing Gymnastics for P.E. We had lots of fun practicing balancing using one hand two feet, two feet, one hand...… It was a bit tricky at the beginning but we got the hang of it!
Ms. Ryan's 3rd class
Ms. Halligan's class
Look at Mr. Barnes 4th class!
Ms. O Brien's class have been busy!
PDST School Support
As gymnastics is our priority strand, we applied to the PDST to provide us with support in teaching this strand in our P.E lessons. We were successful in our application and Liam a PDST advisor visited our school during the month of February to provide staff training. During the day, he modelled gymnastics lessons to different classes for staff to see, gave advice to teachers and explained different resources that would be helpful in delivering the gymnastics strand. It was an extremely worthwhile and positive experience. Thanks to Liam for visiting our school and improving our confidence and knowledge in teaching gymnastics!
During the month of February, we have been focusing on the P.E. strand of 'Dance'. We are having great fun using some of body shapes we learnt in Gymnastics and putting them to different types of music.