All classes are taught at least 5 different PE strands each year (Athletics, Aquatics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor and Adventure). Swimming lessons are delivered to 2nd – 6th class for a period of 6 weeks and the Land PAWS water programme is carried out in SI/1st class. Our school PE programme allocates a balanced amount of teaching time to each of the different PE strands as well as the incorporation of the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
Whole School PE Plan for Fundamental Movement Skills
- An up to date list of all PE equipment is distributed to each member of staff every year.
- We have several storage spaces that are in use throughout the school for all our PE equipment.
Priority Strand – Dance
The Dance strand was identified as a priority this year following the SSE. After a period of planning the whole school embarked on an intensive 6 weeks of Dance, 3 weeks given to folk dance and 3 to creative. We utilised PSSI resources and the Danc’in Time programme. We really enjoyed the process and will look forward to building on it next year.
Land PAWS Water Safety Programme
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic the Land PAWS Water Safety Programme was carried out at home between the Senior Infants and First Classes. Each class has been asked to complete lessons via the home school links provided on the www.teachpaws.ie website.
On completion children have been requested to e- mail their teacher who will in turn certify the children in each class.
Move Well, Move Often
Mrs. Mc Clafferty, Mrs. Mc Macken and Mrs. Mc Daid have all completed CPD in the past 12 months on the Move Well , Move Often Programme. They have liaised with all staff members and provided regular updates on the Fundamental Movements Programme for PE classes. Mrs. Ferry also attended a gymnastic workshop and classes have been engaging with a Gymnastic Programme this year with staff of Citadel Gymnastic Club.
Click on the link below to access the Move Well, Move Often Teacher Guide