In our PE lessons, we have adopted the idea inspired by FMS and PDST of ‘Whole, Part, Whole’ lessons. This allows the children to play a game then pause the game to discuss the element we are focusing on, e.g. running, jumping, throwing. When the children have practised that element, we can restart the game using our new focus.
Apart from the Active Schools webinars and workshops, staff frequently partake in CPD in the area of PE. Ms. Kenny started the year off with the IPPEA course on Guidance on Physical Education during Covid 19, which was very useful in helping us meet the challenges posed by current guidelines and restrictions. Most recently, Ms. Norton did a course with the IPPEA called Teaching Athletics Outdoors. The information she gathered was distributed among staff and implemented in PE lessons. In the past teachers have attended courses on the Fundamental Skills Programme: Move Well, Move Often. The Badminton Ireland Schools Programme was attended by two staff members in recent years.
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