Getting in Shape with 2D shapes
We are getting active at every opportunity in 4th Class! While learning about 2D shapes we danced along to the song ‘Getting in Shape with 2D shapes”. Whether it was ‘push ups with the hexagon’, ‘sit ups with the oval’ or ‘lunges with the octagon’, we were stretching our bodies and our minds!
Here is the link if you want to try it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lKTEBQkpR4
Tug of War Blitz
3rd and 4th Class took part in a Tug of War Blitz in Stradone Community Centre on Thursday the 14th of December 2017. The Blitz was organised by the Cavan Sports Partnership and The Tug of War Association of Ireland. Lots of other local schools participated in the blitz and the students had some tough competition to beat! We entered 5 teams of 5 students. After battling it out, match after match, our boys’ team put in a magnificent win over St. Felim’s NS in Cavan town and took home the trophy for first place!! We even made it into the local paper ‘The Anglo Celt’!! Take a look at some of the photos from the blitz below.
We held our Santa Dash on 20th December and brightened up Ballyjamesduff with all our fabulous Christmas attire. Before we set off, we did a warmup in the hall. Here we are getting all ready for our run!!!
Our 6th class playground leaders are back up and running in the infant playground teaching lots of fun new games to the younger children!
Friday Fitness Fun is back!!
With such big numbers in our school there was not enough room to play with the sports equipment on yard at break times. As a result, last year we decided to use the hall to create a ‘zoned’ area for the students to play. Classes rotated every Friday and this worked really well.
This year the students will be delighted to play with some of the new sports equipment such as space hoppers, trampolines and a large Velcro target board!!
Fun Fitness Fridays Timetable
The following dates are allocated for each class to use the GP room and PE Equipment for Fun Fitness Fridays!
Everybody can check below to see when their class is on!
|Friday 8th December||Mrs. Fitzpatrick 6th||Friday 25th May|
|Friday 16th December||Mr. Smith 6th||Friday 1st June|
|Friday 12th Jan||Ms. O’Growney 5th||Friday 8th June|
|Friday 19th Jan||Mr. McTeggart 5th||Friday 15th June|
|Friday 26th Jan||Ms. Carroll 4th|
|Friday 2nd Feb||Ms. Sullivan 4th|
|Friday 9th Feb||Mrs. Murphy 3rd|
|Friday 23rd Feb||Ms. Boylan 3rd|
|Friday 2nd March||Mrs. Smith 2nd|
|Friday 9th March||Ms. McDaid 2nd|
|Friday 16th March||Ms. Mulvey 1st|
|Friday 13th April||Ms. Brady 1st|
|Friday 20th April||Mrs. Brown Senior Infants|
|Friday 27th April||Ms. McAleer Senior Infants|
|Friday 4th May||Ms. Macken Junior Infants|
|Friday 11th May||Ms. McCahey Junior Infants|
|Friday 18th May||Ms. Cooney Junior Infants|
5th and 6th class had a great time learning all about tag rugby when a coach visited our school from Virginia Rugby Club. A lucky few also got to compete in a tournament in Virginia and done really well…we can’t wait to TRY it again!”
Gaelic Football Coaching
5th Class have had a great time learning the skills needed to be a great Gaelic footballer this December – are we looking at some future All-Ireland winners?!!
New P.E. Equipment for St. Clare’s!!
Thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of last year’s hardworking Student Council, we have been able to make a substantial investment in much-needed P.E. equipment for our school. While the taste of last April’s bake sale treats has been long forgotten, the money raised on that day has made a terrific contribution to our delivery of the P.E. curriculum. Staff and pupils compiled their P.E. equipment wish list and we were delighted to be able to make many of those wishes come true-the wide selection of equipment purchased includes new javelins, beanbags, footballs, training bibs, rugby balls, a Unihoc set, foam balls, soft-toss discs, scooter boards, a tag rugby set, plastic balls, a bowling set, two parachutes and a new pair of Samba goalposts as well! A huge thanks to everyone who supported our Bake Sale in April-we are incredibly grateful to you all. Pictured above with our brand new P.E. resources are the pupils who served on last year’s Student Council so commendably, the ever-enthusiastic members of our Active School Committee who continue to make our school a more active place to be and some of our senior P.E. monitors who ensure that all our P.E. resources are well-maintained throughout the year. We can’t wait to start using our new equipment and we are now looking forward to our action-packed, fun-filled P.E. lessons even more than we usually do!
We had our Zombie walk on Friday 27th October. Many ghouls, ghosts and other frightful creatures were spotted walking around St. Clare’s that day. The walk was a great success and the children really enjoyed it and we were accompanied by some parents along the way. Our very own Tinkerwell put a silence spell on everyone just before we left and then we marched off on our spooky journey. It was a spooktacular event!!!!