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Fingal Athletics League Finals in Santry Stadium

The last day of the league was on Tuesday the 10th of April. Everyone got to try the activities in the middle of the stadium either before or after their race. The activities were laser shooting, cricket, and rugby. Everyone did really well and the team worked well together. We will miss the children from sixth class on our team but we really hope they will keep running in secondary school.

Super Troopers

We have been getting active ! Our class recently started our Super Trooper Programme. We have been completing all the activities and its been great getting out into the sunshine.
Here is Ian’s recount of what we have done so far

Super Trooper
In the first week of Super Trooper we did 10 side leg raises,
1 minute of Kangaroo jumps, 30 seconds of airplane balances ,
10 minutes of musical creepy crawlies and stop everything and move.
On week 2 we did dice running for 10 minutes, step and stone for 30 seconds play basketball 10 to 15 minutes. At the weekend we will try to get our family moving and do we did during the week and we will try to walk 2k over the weekend.

Children get moving!

It’s lovely to see the sun today as we have had so many rainy days recently! It can be hard for children to be cooped up in the classroom when they can’t get out.
Lots of the classes have started doing Active Breaks in the classroom especially on wet days.
Many classes are using GoNoodle which has some great dances and movement breaks.
Here are pictures of some of the classes getting active on rainy days:

Strictly come dancing!

We have been focusing on creative dancing in PE over the last few weeks, transferring our talents and skills from our frequent GoNoodling in the classroom. At the start we pretended to have Magic Dust bouncing on various body parts, from our toes to our heads, and created individual movement pieces for 8 beats. Then we joined forces and made collaborative movement pieces in pairs and in groups, both mirroring each other and using completely contrasting moves. After that we experimented with a Space Bubble around us and practiced moving in different ways like running, skipping, hopping, walking, turning, jumping and floorwork. We then introduced different ‘flavourings’ to the main ‘ingredients’ of dance by changing direction, speed, levels, shapes and body parts. We love creating fun dances in pairs and with our friends every week, even though it’s thirsty work!

Gymnastics in Ms. Mc Nicholas’s 5th Class

Our student teacher Ms. Cantwell has been doing gymnastics with our class for PE. We have covered paired balances, counter balances and sequences. We are really enjoying taking part in these gymnastics lessons.

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