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.

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Fundamental Movement Skills 


We have been focusing on the

 Fundamental Movement Skills of:


Side stepping

Jumping from a distance




Our FMS Posters 



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Junior & Senior Infants practicing the fundamental skill of Skipping!





Have a LOOK at us practicing our FMS!



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




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




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. 




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.




 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. 





During the month of March, we focused on the strand of Athletics. Due to school closures we didn't get to finish our Athletics lessons planned. 






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




Staff members attended a number of Continuous Professional Development courses linked to Physical Education throughout the school year. These included; IPPEA Guidance on PE during Covid 19, PDST - Pop in PE, IPPEA Teaching Athletics outdoors with multi-grade classes, PDST Webinar 2- Focus on PE and An Introduction to Physical Literacy. Powerpoint presentations and lesson ideas was shared with staff members.


We continue to practice our chosen Fundamental Movement Skills throughout the year.

 Side stepping     Skipping         
Jumping from a distance               Catching 



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





Land Paws Programme


The children in fourth,fifth and sixth class enjoyed learning about water safety,farm safety the four types of rescue and what to do if you are scared of the water.An invaluable resource which can be used with all children.


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! 





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




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  PDST resources Beyond the Classroom and PE at home resources. 







This month we focused on our priority strand of 'Athletics' at home and at school. We focused on Sprinting, Skipping and Jumping!


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Have a look at our social media pages for Athletics at home!




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





This month we are focusing on Athletics. We have been practicing sprinting,jumping and hurdling! 

Photo Gallery: Physical Education

Have a look on our social media pages for more photographs and videos of our Physical Education lessons throughout the year!