Some of the assessment tools we have been using for running. Some teachers have found self assessment a great way of allowing children to take ownership of their movement and other teachers are fans of peer assessment in a positive environment.
Our 5th and 6th classes learned the fundamental skills of running and assessed one another on 4 different areas, landing on the balls of their feet, running with high knees, looking forward at all times and bending their elbows. This was a great physical and mental exercise to challenge the older students to assess where and how they could gather further speed.
Teachers in Our Lady’s N.S. have received training in ‘Move Well, Move Often’. We are currently implementing the programme across the school. This resource aims to provide a range of tools to support the teacher in teaching fundamental movement skills (FMS) throughout the primary school.
|What is Physical Literacy?
“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”
|This PDST PE team have developed a resource to support teachers in developing physically literate children through the lens of Fundamental Movement Skills. This resource, entitled Move Well, Move Often, has been designed to complement the teaching of the Irish Primary School Physical Education (PE) Curriculum and aims to provide a range of tools to support the teacher in teaching fundamental movement skills throughout the primary school. The resource includes a Teachers Guide and three Activity Books. The entire resource, including supplementary materials such as video clips, assessment templates, sample lessons and planning tools are available by clicking on the link below.
Fundamental Movement Skills
Our school received the Fit4Class programme resources along with certificates for children who have completed the 10 week programme. We have begun the lessons across all class levels.
Fit4Class is Athletics Ireland’s new 10 week programme that introduces primary school children from junior infants to fourth class to athletics in a fun, engaging and non-competitive environment. It focuses on the use of games to develop fitness whilst enhancing agility, balance and co-ordination, all fundamental to longer term physical athletic development. Fit4Class rewards students for participating and having fun.
We invested in hurdles and foam javelins to help improve our throwing and jumping skills in Athletics
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We are starting swimming lessons for Ms Friel’s First & Second Class from Friday 5th May.
They will take place in Energia, Nutgrove every Friday from 1 –2pm. The group will attend lessons for 4 weeks.
The cost of the lessons is €30.00 per child. Most of the cost of the bus will be subsidised by the school. The swimming lessons will cover P.E. for these four weeks; therefore the children should wear their tracksuits on
The children will be divided into graded groups – beginners and intermediate / advanced. Each group will have a qualified instructor.
Each child must have swimming costume (one piece girls), goggles, swimming hat and towel.
We are very pleased to be able to offer swimming lessons to our pupils. We hope it will be an enjoyable and beneficial activity.