PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

The curriculum focuses on: 
Athletics, Dance, Games, Outdoor and Adventure,
 Aquatics and Gymnastics.
 
 
 
It can be accessed using:

 

 

Our Whole School P.E. Plan

 

St.Michaels PE Plan final draft 2020.doc (1209856)

 

 
 
A standardised Physical Education timetable is compiled each year where all classes are taught the same strand of the curriculum in the month.
 

Yearly PE Plan 2020 2021.doc (30208)

 

 

Fundamental Movement Skills 

 

This year we have been focusing on the

 Fundamental Movement Skills of:

 

Side stepping

Jumping from a distance

Skipping 

Catching 

 

   

Sidestepping.mp4 (1343525)

 

FMS jumping.mp4 (1611276)

 

 

FMS.mp4 (959883)

 

Junior & Senior Infants practicing the fundamental skill of Skipping!

 

Catching 

 

 

 

Athletics 

 

As a school, we have decided to make  ‘Athletics’ our priority strand. 

 

 

 

Take a look at what we have been doing in PE since September 2019!

 

Games 

 

We kick started our new school year, with Games. We had great fun playing lots of different types of games with our classmates!

 

 

 

Outdoor and Adventure 

 

During the month of October, we used our own school environment for our outdoor and adventure lessons. At the end of the month we visited Rossmore Forest Park. 

 

Dance 

 

We have been Busy BEES!

 

 

During the months of November and December, we have been doing Dance! We had great fun learning some new dance moves and dancing to our favourite tunes.

 

 

Aquatics 

 

 As part of the Physical Education curriculum, all children from Junior Infants to sixth class completed a block of swimming lessons in Coral Leisure Centre in Monaghan.  They have been learning how to swim using a float, the front crawl and back stroke. All the children really enjoyed this great experience. A big thanks to the swimming instructors and to the parents who helped out. 

                                      

 

Athletics 

 

During the month of March, we focused on the strand of Athletics. 

Athletics is our priority strand for this year. 

 

                                         

Our school Athletics team took part in the Primary School Athletic Competition in Kilmore. Everyone ran with great pace and determination. Well done to all the children involved!

 

2020/2021

 

All our P.E. Lessons will take place outdoors following  Covid 19 Guidelines.

 

 

We will be practicing our Fundamental Movement Skills throughout the year.

 Side stepping     Skipping         
Jumping from a distance               Catching 
 
   

 

September 

We began our new school year with the Physical Education strand of Games

 

 

October 

Outdoor and Adventure 

During the month of October, we had great fun discovering our school environment. We had a trail for Maths week. A big thank you to Mr. Greenan for organising it! 

 

 

November 

Gymnastics 

During the month of November, we explored how to make sequences of movements and symmetrical movements with our bodies.

 

 

 

December 

Dance

This month we focused on incorporating two fundamental movement skills of Side stepping and Skipping through fun games!

 

   

 

January & February  

 

During the school closures, children and teachers continued to complete PE sessions from home. Teachers used the fantastic PDST resources Beyond the Classroom and PE at home resources. 

 

                                          

 

 

March 

This month we focused on our priority strand of 'Athletics'

 

 

 

 

April 

 

During the month of April, we will be using our Active Walkway to complete some of our lessons.