Physical Education Success Criteria
In Rathmore Ns, we strive to collaborate with different coaches in order to deliver excellent quality PE lessons. We also see this as a learning opportunity for the teachers to team teach along side the different coaches that visit our school.
Currently Ms Shaw is teaching G.A.A with Rob who is delivering lessons to the children in 3rd – 6th class. Both Ms Shaw and Rob are ensuring that the fundamental movement skills are incorporated each week.
Another teacher, Ms Behan is also teaching alongside our tag rugby coach Mick Cahill. With Rob and Mick’s help the teacher’s in Rathmore NS are strengthening their delivery of a different P.E strand this year.
We never let rain stop us from staying active! If we can’t go outside, we bring the fun and exercise inside to the classroom. On wet days every teacher allocates time for activities. The children get up and get involved with go noodle activities, chair yoga and dance routines!
Rathmore N.S. is committed to providing high-quality Physical Education to all pupils. All classes receive 60 minutes of formal PE lessons each week. All classes are taught the strands of Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Outdoor & Adventure each year. Pupils from Junior Infants-6th class also take part in Aquatics, having swimming lessons each year in the Killashee Leisure Centre in Naas.
Teachers use a variety of resources to guide them in delivering quality PE lessons. PSSI Lesson Plans are widely used throughout the school and we have focused on the Dance strand for the school year 2019/2020 in order to build on our resources in this area. https://www.pdst.ie/PSSI-Lessons
Ms Shaw and Mrs Malone part in a PDST Dance course to help improve this area and thanks to them all teachers have access to the lesson plans.
We have introduced the Move Well, Move Often programme to teach the Fundamental Movement Skills to all pupils. These movement skills are available around our schools PE hall for all students and teacher to view and incorporate into their lessons.