Physical Activity is the promotion and engagement of exercise and movement in addition to the 60 minute per week timetabled curriculum subject of Physical Education. Scoil Chormaic CNS actively promotes the message that children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. In Scoil Chormaic CNS we have been extremely busy as we have engaged in a wide variety of different programmes, ideas and initiatives which have inspired the children to become more active.
Scoil Chormaic CNS promotes the full range of fundamental movement skills during break times and pupils are encouraged to run, play and to do ‘talking as you’re walking’. We have two daily playground breaks and our school yard is zoned and marked to allow children to engage in a variety of different activities, namely basketball, skipping and hula hoop games.
All pupils have engaged in an extended classroom or yard based physical activity break during designated weeks of the year while many classes have been incorporating these breaks into regular days throughout the year. Our school has agreed an Active School Flag slogan which is “Help yourself with exercise and keep yourself energised!” Our school incorporates physical activity into school calendar events as we hold different seasonal activities and events.
On 26th October, the children got to take part in some really fun tabata dance classes in the hall. They performed lots of different movements and exercises to music with help from our guest teacher Karen and her brilliant assistant Eimear from 5th class! Here are a few pictures where you can see that the children were also kitted out in fancy dress on the day!
Physical Activity Breaks
We had our first of our special Physical Activity Breaks weeks from 19th – 23rd November. The whole school was a buzz of physical activity for the week as teachers and children took some extra active breaks both in the classroom and in the yard. The activities ranged from 10@10 to The Daily Mile and everything in between! Take a look at some of the action shots below!
On 21st December we held a massive whole school dancing disco in the hall! The children really enjoyed moving and dancing to their favourite tunes! We also encouraged them to show off some of the dance routines that they had learned for their winter assembly performances. This led to some cool dance offs on the stage area! See if you can spot some of our dazzling dancers below!