May 2

Active Home Week 2020

Well done to everyone for the phenomenal effort you made during your very first (and hopefully last) Active Home Week. We are all blown away by the variety of activities you managed to squeeze in and to be honest we are all a little bit jealous we were not doing them too! You are as fit as fiddles and great little advertisements for staying fit and having fun!

Take a look at the photos and see how many friends you recognise!!

Keep up the great effort .

A healthy heart and body = A healthy Mind

Below is an excellent poem Erin wrote  for Active week.    Maith an cailín!!

Here are some additional photos from AHW. What a fabulous place we live. Farm work , the bog, bouncing castles, construction ,  cycling,  country  walks and beach walks! Beautiful!

                           

April 26

Active Home Week 2020

This week would have been our Active school week (and is also National Active Schools Week) and while we as a staff are gutted not to be celebrating with you all, we know that what we are doing, staying apart, is much more of a priority right now…and we know you are having heaps of fun and activity at home too!

We look forward to doing the activities we had planned for this week another time. Activities such as Tug o war competitions with Tug of war Ireland, visit to Kilcommon gym with workout, rowing with the rowing club, aerobics with Barbara and of course parent netball game amongst many more activities.

However, there is no reason we cannot all stay fit and healthy and sweat it out in our own nests to mark this special week and share our photos with each other.

For Active Home Week, we ask everyone to complete 4 activities a day which will culminate in at least 60mins a day exercise. So this can be anything from a game of soccer, frisbee, hula hooping, joe wicks workout, cosmic yoga, toys in a box tidy up races (love that one for the end of the day), walking, dancing..the list is endless. See above picture for more ideas.

We would love to share your great effort and engagement on our blog so please don’t be shy in sending in those pics to our school email address by the end of the week for us to display for everyone to see. Did you know our blog is visited by people from all over the world?!!!

If you would like to complete a grid such as one below, we can email you one if you wish and you can return it be email at end of week. (Or you can draw up your own..no pressure)

Keep up the fantastic effort at home. You are amazing!

March 4

Run around Ireland challenge

 

We are are very excited to be starting our Run around Ireland challenge next week.Each class in school will aim to reach various landmark destinations around Ireland, while also sharpening our Geography Knowlegde. Each lap of our Astro pitch will equate to 1km for this particular challenge and as a classroom, we will decide where we would like to visit. Keep an eye out on our Active board in the hall to monitor each class’s progress, which will be marked with coloured threads.

Thank you to the active committee and other pupils in the senior room for working out the distance from Inver to each destination!  Let’s get moving!

This month, while we continue develop the strand of Games in P.E. , we will be do using on the fundamental movement skill of Dodging. See picture below.

 

February 26

Super fun workout idea!

https://www.730sagestreet.com/spell-your-name-workout/

Click on the above link for a fun workout with the family! Workout with your name or perhaps a spellings list or tricky words you are working on!

You can use this as a go to for P.E. Calendar alternative!

We will also try this out during our Active brain breaks in class !

A healthy body = A healthy mind!

Thank you to one of our parents for bringing our attention to this fun resource!

 

 

February 20

Playground leaders

A huge thank you and well done to our playground leaders. For the past 6 weeks they have organised activities for both the junior room and the middle room on Thursdays. Activities ranged from stations with rockets, target practice, penalties and cooperative games to soccer and rounders also. You were so patient with the little ones and each week they looked forward to your guidance! Well done. Be proud!

February 3

Active School Update

 

This week the senior room are taking on the Pedometer Challenge . The children’s steps will be recorded after each lunch break. Prizes  will be given to the child with the most steps accumulated over the week but also to the child with the biggest %age increase between Monday and Friday.. So your only competitor is yourself!

Next week the Middle room will also get their opportunity to participate in this challenge next week if weather is on our side .

Each classroom has started their Active break challenge which will also run for the whole week. Each class will aim to complete a run break, a dance break and an exercise break each day.

We continue to work on the strands of Dance and games in P.E. Last month we focused on the Fundamental Movement Skill (F.M.S.)of balancing . This month we will focus on Jumping for height.

Later on this month, children in the senior room will take on the Climb the heights skipping challenge, which will link in nicely with their Geography knowledge .

Thank you to all the pupils and parents who completed the Active Flag Questionnaire .

A summary of most popular suggestions is posted on the Active School board in our hall.  We will endeavour to tick some of these suggestions off during Active week!