Mr Ross’ third class enjoyed a very busy Active Week this year, swinging from bars with the Bar Monkey team and running their races in the sunshine at Marlay Park at Sports Day!
There was lots of physical activity throughout the school for Active School Week which took place from 27th to 31st May 2019.
There were fitness classes with Luke where we were put through our paces with lots of exercises, challenges, games and music. Later in the week, two coaches from Bar Monkey provided each class with impressive demonstrations on a high bar and taught us floor movements as well as bar challenges.
All classes engaged in Active Homework and recorded their physical activity in their Active School Diaries. There were plenty of other activities taking place both in our classrooms and outdoors. Some of these included: Go Noodle, Mindfulness Activities, Camel Cup Soccer Tournament, Swimming, Active School Songs/Raps, Active Science Experiments, Cricket, Athletics, Running Challenges and much much more.
The week concluded with our annual Sports Day where there was plenty of fun doing relays, obstacle courses, three-legged races and straight races. Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who helped to organise and coordinate the event.
Check out the Active School Notice Board for more posters, pictures and samples of work.
6th class have been combining their Irish skills with P.E. at the moment. Firstly each group was given a fitness circuit in Irish. They had to figure out what to do and what equipment they needed. Then each group completed their own circuit as well as having a go on everyone else’s! Some groups also added in an extra “sixth class” challenge! The children then got the opportunity to teach the Junior Infants how to do each circuit and they completed them together!
Fifth class were put though their paces last week. We began the week with fitness classes and mindful moments. We tested our heart rates and how they were changes during exercise circuits. We went swimming on Wednesday and challenged ourselves with Monkey Gym on Thursday. Our busy week was rounded up with great fun on a gloriously sunny Sports Day. A big thank you to Ms. Coe for organising so many great activities!
Taney entered three teams in the Camel Cup Tournament which took place in St. Killian’s Deutsche Schule. The children all played their hearts out and at the end of the day the Boys A and Girls A teams came home victorious! Well done to all who took part, to their coaches and parents too.
Fifth Class have been learning about The Great Famine in SESE this term. One aspect we looked at was mass emigration to places like the UK, Canada and America. The children worked hard to research famine ships and try their hand at making the own ships. Well done to all the children for their impressive ingenuity, almost all floated!
Over the past two weeks, Ms Kiersey’s 4th class have been learning about Native Americans.
To help them get a better insight into the life of a Native American, they made their own Tipi (Also known as Teepee) using natural objects and some even used flowers and crushed plants to design the outside.
They discovered facts about Sitting Bull, the Powhatan tribe and the history of Dream catchers which they also made in Art.
The children have also begun to design their own totem poles.
Taney Cricket started with training before Easter. We had a great take up this year with 36 boys and girls participating from 6th Class.
The 4th Class entered the Cricket Leinster Schools competition for the first time and played Matches against Willow Park, St Mary’s and CUS. They were also invited to play in a Cricket Leinster cricket blitz in Terenure Cricket Club and three 4th class teams travelled on the day.
We played in the 6th Class Schools Leprechaun Cup softball and hardball competitions and competed really well and all the children got to play for Taney Parish Primary School in a competitive game.
Training will continue in Marlay Park every Wednesday for the Summer Term.