Active Schools

Physical Education

At St. Aidan’s NS, Clonroche we ensure that all children receive an hour of Physical Education a week as set out by the NCCA P.E. Curriculum (1999). The children participate in a wide variety of strands every year (at least 5) and our teaching is guided by the 7 key messages of the P.E. Curriculum. The 6 strands we cover are: Aquatics, Games, Outdoor and Adventure, Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics.
These 7 messages are as follows:

  • The importance of enjoyment and play
  • Maximum participation by all children
  • Development of skills and understanding
  • Balance between competitive and non-competitive activities
  • Balance between contact and non-contact activities
  • Providing opportunities for achievement for every child
  • Providing activities equally suitable for boys and girls

Our PE Timetable 2020-2021

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:20
10:00
Break
11:10
12:00
Lunch
1:00 Infants
2:00 3rd / 4th 5th / 6th 1st/ 2nd

PE Overview 2020 – 2021

Month Strands FMS In school Extra- curricular
September

Games

Outdoor and Adventure

Walking, throwing, catching, kicking

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Walk to local playground.

Rackard League Football Mini Sevens

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

October

Games

Outdoor and Adventure

Walking, throwing, catching, kicking

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard. (Friday)

Rackard League Football

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

November Games

Striking with the hand.

Striking with an implement.

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

December Dance Side stepping / Balancing

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

January Gymnastics

Balancing

Landing

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

Rackard League handball

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

February Gymnastics

Balancing

Landing

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

March Dance Skipping, hopping, sidestepping

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

Rackard League mini sevens camogie and hurling.

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

April Games

Striking with implement

dodging

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

Rackard League camogie and hurling.

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

May Athletics

Running

Jumping

Throwing

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

Music on the Yard

In school leagues

Rackard League  camogie and hurling.

County School Sports Day (Athletics)

(Pending Covid 19 restrictions)

June

Athletics

Outdoor and Adventure

Running

Jumping

Throwing

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Equipment on the yard.

(Friday)

“Train on Thursdays”

Active Lines

Music on the yard.

Active Week

Sports Day

In school leagues.

We are lucky to have a lot of equipment available to us, which the Senior Classes and the Active School Flag committee regularly re-organise and monitor. This year, we have labelled everything in the PE room to make it easily accessible to all.

Our school facilitates the use of sports equipment during break times. Friday is our day for bringing equipment out to the yard.

active flag committee
cns active week
cns skipping

The school has sign posted an Active School WALKWAY. We encourage pupils to “Do their Talking While They are Walking” during break times and before school every morning. We also “Train on Thursdays”. Classes from second to sixth participate in running for twenty minutes at lunch time on Thursdays. Rewards are earned for this physical activity and can be built up to earn a night off homework.

cns walkway
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cns walkway sign

It is school policy that on the days when children are unable to play outdoors, that every classroom teacher will incorporate an extended classroom-based physical activity break into the school day. Teachers use 10@10, Go Noodle and Chair Yoga to incorporate this physical activity into the school day.

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The school incorporates physical activity into annual calendar events throughout the school year such as a Halloween Witch’s Walk, a Santa Run and Seachtain na Gaeilge.

cns outdoor
cns dress walk

The school acknowledges physical activity effort and success both during school and outside of school hours. We have a whole school assembly every Monday and Friday morning. The children are encouraged to bring in any medals or trophies they may have won for sporting endeavours and to report on any matches etc they may have played.

RL 2018
CNS medals
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Active Week

  • Our school commits to having Active School Week (#ASW) as part of the annual school calendar.
  • Our school ensures that all #ASW activities are planned so that they are accessible by all pupils.
  • Our school involves pupils in the design and organisation of the #ASW programme.
  • Tracksuits replaces uniforms for staff and pupils for the duration of #ASW
  • Our school promotes physical activity in a cross-curricular way throughout #ASW
  • Our school gives physical activity tasks as homework during #ASW.
  • Our school organises a whole school FUN event during #ASW.

Active Flag Timetable 2019

 

9:10

Monday

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Tuesday

“Do your talking while you’re walk

ing”.

Wednesday

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

Thursday

“Walk to school!”

Friday

“Do your talking while you’re walking”.

9:20

Walk a mile challenge.

(6 laps of track)

Cricket

First and second

Assembly

Teams for sports day.

Playground Games

1st / 2nd   Infants

Walk to school
10:00 10@10 10@10 Sports Day 10@10 10@10
11:00 Sos Sos Sos Sos Sos
11:10

Walk a mile challenge.

(6 laps of track)

Cricket

Third and Fourth

( 11:10- 11:45)

Sports Day

Playground Games

3rd / 4th

5th 6th PE

Outdoor and Adventure

12:00

Walk a mile challenge.

(6 laps of track)

Cricket

Fifth and Sixth

(11:45 – 12:25)

Sports Day

Playground Games

5th / 6th

5th 6th

Outdoor and Adventure

12:30

Lón

Skipping (Front yard)

Lón

Music in the yard

Running

Lón

Camogie

Infants

Lón

Hurling

Lón

Infants

Hurling

1:00

Yoga / Meditation

(6 week yoga sequence)

PE  1st / 2nd

Yoga/ Meditation

PE   Infants Céilí sa Halla Prizegiving for Sports Day
2:00 Yoga / Meditation

(Go Noodle Flow /

Go Noodle Empower)

Water Safety lesson

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Education tab….PAWS… Click on class level.

PE   3rd / 4th

 

cns dancing
cns sack race
cns cricket wide
cns race