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Our PE timetable
Our PE timetable
 
PE in O'Boyle Park
PE in O'Boyle Park
 
 
Our new goalposts
Our new goalposts
 
Our School yard
Our School yard
 
Playground
Playground
 
Our school hall
Our school hall
 
 
'Games' is our prioritised strand this year
'Games' is our prioritised strand this year
 

In Carbury National School, all pupils are provided with 60 minutes of timetabled PE per week. Tuesdays and Thursdays are the PE days in our school this year. Children wear their PE tracksuit and runners for PE days. While these are our timetabled PE days, the classes often enjoy physical breaks at different stages throughout the week.

In Carbury, we take part in all six strands of the Primary Physical Education Curriculum:

 

  1. Gymnastics
  2. Outdoor and Adventure
  3. Games
  4. Athletics
  5. Aquatics
  6. Dance

The class teachers cover each strand over the course of the year. Every year, a different PE strand is chosen and all teachers work together to strengthen their delivery of this strand. This year we decided to focus on ‘Games’. Teachers agreed that, as a result of Covid 19, the students had missed out on lots of opportunities to play games both in a school setting and outside of school. Teachers studied the PE guidelines for 'Games' for their class bands and created a list of suitable skills, lessons and games to implement in their PE classes. We developed the ‘Carbury Soccer League’ at breaktimes which the senior students thoroughly enjoy. They record their scores after each break time which is displayed on the Active Schools Board. We also installed new basketball hoops on the third/fourth class playground. We had our Playground Leaders organise games at breaktime for the infant classes.

Two of the class teachers completed a couching course hosted by The Irish Olympic Handball Association (IOHA). The teachers attended the 3-hour theory lesson and 3-hour practical lesson on Tuesday 8th of March. They received coaching certificates.

In our school, all PE activities are carefully planned and differentiated so that they are accessible to all pupils. The PSSI lesson plans and the ‘Move Well, Move Often’ resources are used by teachers to guide their delivery of the Primary PE Curriculum. Pupil's progress and achievements in PE is discussed with parents at PT meetings and this subject is also included in our annual school report.

Sporting Facilities at Carbury NS

We count ourselves very lucky in Carbury NS with the sporting facilities we have on our school grounds and also within walking distance of the school. We have an indoor hall with a store room for sports equipment. We have two outdoor basketball courts on our school grounds. In addition, we have two other play areas for the junior classes. We had two goals added to one of the yards this year for football. We are very fortunate to be a 5-minute walk from a state-of-the-art athletics track and playing fields in O’Boyle park. This facility has a 200m tartan track, three soccer pitches and two basketball courts. Students have used these grounds throughout the year for their games and athletics PE lessons.

PE Equipment and Store Room

We're very lucky in our school to have an array of PE equipment available to us. The equipment and resources are labelled, well organised and easily accessible for teachers. We carry out an audit of all our PE equipment at the end of each school year to see if any items need to be replaced. A record sheet is kept outside the store room and teachers are asked to fill it out as they take and return equipment. This was a great way of ensuring resources were properly quarantined during COVID-19.

Fundamental Movement Skills

Fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an essential part of everyday life and recreational activity. It is only when these skills are mastered that a child can go on to develop specialised movement skills, which will allow them to reach their potential in sports-specific endeavours. This year we are working on the following skills in Carbury NS: Running, Skipping, Kicking and Walking.

PAWS

The school year will conclude with a focus on the aquatics strand. Each class will complete The Land PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) water safety programme. This will be in collaboration with our Green Schools Committee who have chosen ‘Water Safety’ as their theme for the year. We aim to hold a poster competition where the students will design a poster to raise awareness for water safety. We have planned to have two guest speakers to come and speak with the students about the importance of water safety.

 

Check out our ‘Physical Education’ blog on our website to keep up to date with all our activities.

 

Athletics

24th May 2022
Senior classes enjoyed their PE lesson using the Active Walkway on Tuesday. Firstly,...
 
 
 
28th Apr 2022
Third and Fourth class students enjoyed their PE lesson in the sunshine in O’Boyle...
 
 
 
20th Apr 2022
As part of working towards our Active School Renewal Flag, we took part in a running...
 
 
 
23rd Mar 2022
Third class have been building up their fitness by completing their runs every day...
 
 
 
14th Mar 2022
As part of working towards our Active School Renewal Flag, we will be taking part...
 
 
 
 

Dance

21st May 2022
We have been focusing on ‘dance’ for our Active Homework this month and...
 
 
 
20th Apr 2022
The boys and girls in Third class have really enjoyed learning different dances with...
 
 
 
15th Mar 2022
Junior Infants had so much fun learning ‘Shoe the Donkey’ today for P.E.
 
 
 
30th Jan 2022
Fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an...
 
 
 
1st Dec 2021
Carbury students are enjoying taking part in the ‘Active Break Every Day’...
 
 
 
 

Gymnastics

17th May 2022
Junior infants are really enjoying doing gymnastics for P.E. They’ve been practising...
 
 
 
30th Jan 2022
Fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an...
 
 
 
 

Games

21st May 2022
Students in the senior classes enjoyed playing volleyball and tennis recently as...
 
 
 
28th Apr 2022
Third and Fourth class students enjoyed their PE lesson in the sunshine in O’Boyle...
 
 
 
30th Jan 2022
Fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an...
 
 
 
12th Oct 2021
Third Class has been learning about procedural writing in our English lessons. They...
 
 
 
9th Oct 2019
Students from 3rd and 4th classes had a wonderful experience competing at the recent...
 
 
 
 

Outdoor and adventure activities

24th May 2022
Senior classes enjoyed their PE lesson using the Active Walkway on Tuesday. Firstly,...
 
 
 
18th May 2022
Third class students enjoyed a 2D shape Maths activity using the school’s Active...
 
 
 
14th May 2022
Teachers and students of our Active School Committee have been busy designing and...
 
 
 
4th May 2022
The pupils in 6th Class enjoyed a very informative walking tour of Sligo with Mel...
 
 
 
28th Apr 2022
First Class made a great start to Term 3! We have been identifying and comparing...
 
 
 
 

Aquatics

11th Mar 2022
County Sligo Swimming Club hosted their first Primary Schools Gala on Monday 7th...
 
 
 
30th Jan 2022
Fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and are an...
 
 
 
23rd Oct 2017
Some of our pupils will be taking part in the Primary Schools’ Triathlon on...