Each class gets 6 weeks of gymnastics tuition with Tanya. Class teachers remain in the hall during these lessons. Tanya consults with Ms. Giles, who has responsibility for PE in our school and ensures that the work covered is in line with the Primary Curriculum for Physical Education and the Fundamental Movement Skills we are working on. This year because of Covid restrictions class teachers are following the PDST guidance and using the suggested resources to implement the gymnastics strand themselves.
This year we decided to prioritise the Games strand for further development. All classes will teach this strand at the same time this year. The Move Well Move Often Resource and the PSSI Lesson Plans for Games are used by all teachers PE homework is prescribed on a weekly basis and is related to the strand being covered in PE class. Pupils in First and Second classes engaged in the WSP’s Active Homework Challenge/Diary initiative in 2019/2020
Each year pupils from First and Second Classes enjoy participating in the Waterford City Inter Schools track and field and cross country events.
The Aquatics strand is covered in First and Second Classes. Children travel to ‘Splashworld’ in Tramore for 8 weeks of swimming lessons. Land Paws (water safety) lessons are taught in all classes. In 2020/2021 swimming lessons were paused due to Covid restrictions.