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!

January 13

Active Flag Schedule of Events

As part of our Active Flag Initiative, we have a few activities scheduled for the coming months. Please see table below . If you feel you have something to offer (a skill/qualification in any area of fitness or health and wellbeing) and would like to help out, we would only be delighted to have you on board.

As you are probably aware by now, all children have P.E. homework on PE days, so please, if you can at all, make this a family activity and join in, in the fun! (Each child received a PE Homework Grid)

Our ‘K a day’ initiative is up and running and will continue right through January. Each class aims to complete a kilometre walk around and inisde the school  grounds on our Active Walkway, at least 3 times a week and at least 1 class every day!  Children are encouraged to ‘Do your talking while you’re walking!’ On rainy days, however, running/exercise takes place within the classroom, so as to avoid unnecessary illnesses. I would like to say a huge Thank you to Gerry Sweeney (B.O.M) for erecting and measuring the Inver Active Flag Walkway (and the many other jobs also!) and invite you to join us on our K a day, if you spot us out and about.

Remember to stay updated on many aspects of school by checking our blog, on a regular basis. Anyone interested in helping out with the skipping challenge, please let us know.

Thanks again for your support.

Deborah

September ·         Committee meetings

·         Yard Rota established and duties for Active Agents

·         GAA with visiting coach

October ·         GAA with visiting coach

·         Active Meetings

November ·         Active Walkway launched

·         60 minute challenge Part 1 (3rd to 6th)

·         Committee meetings

·         What club are you in Survey?

January ·         Km a day on our walkway – (at least 3 days a week for month of Jan, each class does it in their own time, children encouraged to do their talking as they’re walking)

·         Pedometer Class challenges ( pedometers sponsored by Western Strands Hotel)

·         Committee Meeting

·         Playground Leaders (children in Senior Room) lead/guide stations on Thursday at big lunch, for 6 weeks working with Junior/senior infants initially.

·         GAA with visiting coach

February ·         Climb the heights skipping challenge – Senior Room

·         Active break challenge  3rd to 7th Feb– All classes

·         Committee meetings

·         Walk to School week 24th to 28th Feb . Children encouraged to walk/scoot/cycle to school. Reminder closer to time.

·          Walk a mile with a smile @ 2.15pm on Friday 28th. All  Parents invited to join us. Reminder closer to time

·         GAA with visiting coach

March ·         Run around Europe challenge (all classes, 3 days a week at least for 4 weeks, in own time. Starting March 2nd to 27th.

·         Committee Meetings -TimeTable for Active Schools Week

·         Equipment Audit

·         Seachtain na Gaeilge – Céilí

·         60 minute challenge Part 2 (3rd to 6th) sheet will be provided at time

·         GAA with visiting Coach

April ·         Committee meeting

·         Easter Hunt

·         Active Schools Week 27th -May 1st -Staff /Pupils to wear sports gear all week. PE homework every day this week

·         Gymnastics with visiting Coach

·         GAA. with visiting Coach

May ·         Spring Clean around School (date tbc)

·         Committee Meeting

·         March for May – All children encouraged to walk to school

·         School Tour

·         Gymnastics with visiting coach

·         Aquatics (If available)

·         GAA with visiting coach

June ·         Active Break challenge Part 3 (3rd to 6th)

·         Walk to school Month (Cycle/Scoot)

·         Presentation Day

May be subject to slight adjustments