Outdoor and Adventure

The strand units of the Outdoor and Adventure curriculum include: Walking Orienteering Outdoor Challenges Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities The activities in this strand help to develop appreciation and enjoyment of the great outdoors.  The activities are team-orientated and develop social skills.  We incorporated the Outdoor and Adventure strand into our Autumn Nature Walk. Our children had to do a nature hunt where they collected different types of leaves that we spot in autumn.   We also had Wild Work visit us and teach us all about the habitats, flora and fauna that we find in Carrigtwohill. They even sent on us on a little treasure hunt with clues!...

Gymnastics

Although we do not yet have all of the equipment for gymnastics yet, we made the most of the classroom and used them for some of our gymnastics! Senior Infants were practicing the 5 basics jumps, the bear and caterpillar walk, making different shapes with their bodies and different rolls such as the pencil roll. See below for some...

Games

The strand units of the Games curriculum include: Sending, receiving and travelling Creating and playing games Understanding and appreciation of games During Games lessons children are provided with opportunities to develop skills, create and play games, understand and appreciate new and familiar games.  The children have opportunities to develop skills and understanding through enjoyable individual, small group and team activities.                         This strand is also supported by Sean Crowley, a Games Development Administrator with Cork GAA who visits our school every week to teach us some skills involved with GAA. See the videos below to see Múinteoir Alisha’s class trying out their football skills! 609d8105-8ee1-4776-abbf-a7d1687b39bd...

Athletics

Athletics is our strand for development this year and we focused on this strand in our Physical Education lessons in September and again in April/May. This coincided at the same time as our Run Around Europe initiative and it also helped us when training for the Cross Country Competition. ​This day was a great success and all of the children tried their best! – Visit our Physical Activity section to see some pictures!               ...

Physical Education

All classes are taught 5 different PE strands each year: Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor and Adventure. In Scoil Chlíodhna each class receives at least an hour per week of physical education.By taking part in the Active School Flag programme it has helped us to focus on improving Physical Education in the school. Teachers use the Primary Schools’ Sport Initiative to help when teaching and delivering the different strands. ...