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

January 9

P.E. – Dance – Junior Room

This month  we are focusing on the strand of Dance in P.E.

We had lots of fun today exploring all the different ways our bodies can travel/move.  We had fantastic suggestions from the children which included hopping, walking, crawling, bum shuffling and skipping to name but a few. We also moved with some parts of our bodies awake and some asleep. We had to use our magic dust for this one! We discussed and explored changing the level, direction and pace of the way we moved also and finished up grooving out to smooth criminal… so much fun!!

January 9

Active Flag Initiative – Great start to the year!

Below is just a little snapshot of the level of activity in school today.

Our Playground leaders kept Junior And Senior Infants super busy with stations at lunch time. They will now  plan new activitites themselves for each station next week . Playground leaders should be very proud of themselves because their words of encouragement and patience with the little ones was admirable!

We also had Finn from 2nd class keeping the entire school fit with our active line after break exercise. Finn chose Jumping Jacks as today’s exercise and everyone joined in.

The entire school also did the K a day so we have all certainly contributed, if not exceeded ,the recommended 60mins a day!

Well done everybody.

 

January 8

K a Day on our Walkway

We had  lovely weather today for our ‘ Km A Day’ which the school will do for the month of January. We are all trying to increase our level of fitness to stay healthy and increase our concentration, while having fun at the same time! We did our talking while we were walking! Did you know that all children need at least 60minutes of exercise every  day? Have you exercised today? Let’s get fit and healthy together. A healthy body = A healthy mind!