The PE programme incorporates six strands – Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games, Aquatics and Outdoor and Adventure activities.
Understanding and appreciation of athletics
|Dance||Exploration, creation and performance of dance
Understanding and appreciation of dance
Understanding and appreciation of gymnastics
|Games||Sending, receiving and travelling
Creating and playing games
Understanding and appreciation of games
|Outdoor and adventure activities||Walking, cycling and camping activities
Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities
Entry to and exit from the water
Buoyancy and propulsion
Water-based ball games
Understanding and appreciation of aquatics
Our Area of Focus: Dance
This year we are putting a special focus on Dance. As a whole school approach, we are using PSSI lessons on Dance, which are an excellent resource for teachers and outline a comprehensive programme of work specific to each class lesson incorporating a variety of approaches and methodologies across the class levels.
A folder of all lessons has been made for each class teacher. The lesson cards have been laminated to ensure that they are easy to access and can be used over the next few years.
Our active school committee carried out a survey in each classroom of our favourite songs. These songs were compiled onto a CD unique to each class, which will be used during dance lessons.
We are using dance breaks as part of our active class breaks throughout each day to ensure we reach our exercise targets. Some of these initiatives include Go noodle and Just dance.