Fourth Class joined Sixth Class to try out a variety of Irish physical activity stations. Sixth Class worked hard to design their stations and write clear instructions in Irish. They carefully explained each station ‘as Gaeilge’ to the Fourth Class groups and provided demonstrations for them too! Everyone had great fun!
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.
6th class have been learning about the features of both biographies and autobiographies. To further develop their knowledge they researched and completed biographies on people they admired. Here are the finished products!
On the 9th of May, 6th class went on their long anticipated tour to The Chocolate Warehouse in Walkinstown.
The children were greeted with some chocolate, naturally, and after watching an informative video about the production of chocolate they completed some chocolate decoration and preparation of their own! Everyone went home with their own handmade chocolate hamper, some goodies from the shop and of course a happy smile 😄!
We are fortunate to have a very committed group of girls from 4th to 6th class participating in Senior Soccer this year. They have been training hard every Thursday afternoon in Leicester Celtic, come hail or shine!! This year the girls team is entered for the Dublin Primary Schools Cup and League. Unfortunately the girls were beaten in a tough Cup match by a more experienced team from Malahide. However, since that loss, they are unbeaten in the League, with one match to go! After Easter the girls will train on a Friday afternoon instead, on the grass pitch in Marlay Park.
Junior Infants and 6th class has some fun today in the sun! T hey were collecting eggs on an Easter Hunt!! Not all the eggs were edible so they had to be careful. Eggs weren’t the only things they found, also some ladybirds!