Third class had a really energetic start to a crisp Thursday morning learning and improving on lots of GAA skills.
National Fitness Day (Thursday 26th September 2019) was a physical activity filled day for the pupils of Taney Parish Primary School!
All classes took part in various activities throughout the day including:
Active Brain Breaks
Active Spelling and Tables
Partner Class Sports
Designing and Making Circuits and Games
Gaelic Football Sessions
A Walking Tour of St. Nahi’s
Jogging and Running Activities
Buddy Playground Games
As part of National Fitness Day and Active Travel Thursday, the pupils made a great effort to walk, scoot, cycle and jog to school wearing their black and red active gear. A great day was had by all!
On National Fitness Day Sixth Class taught their games to the Junior Infants much to everyone’s delight!
In preparation for working with the Junior Infants during National Fitness Day, Sixth Class prepared some games and taught them to each other!
We also combined Music and PE playing musical statues in pairs in the hall!
We love activity and keeping fit in First Class. Thanks to 4th Class for designing some fantastic obstacle courses for us on Fitness Day!
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!
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.