During active week the children were given active homework challenges to complete every day. Along with the 30 minutes set out for each class for an activity every day for active week the children were encouraged to get another 30 minutes of activity after school every day to ensure they reached the recommened 60 minutes of activity per day.
We don't let the wet weather stop us from getting some physical activity during the school day. GoNoodle has lots of great guided dance and workout videos to keep us active when we can't go out to yard on rainy days.
All the children in the school learned new skipping skills with Mark this week. On Tuesday we had a Skipping Skills Assembly and the children were able to show off their very impressive skills. Check out the boomerang video below.
Now that Spring has truly arrived and the sun has come out for a few days we decided it was time to do some planting in 4th class green. We were learning about flowers and pollination last week for our science lesson. We learned about the many different insects and animals that pollinate flowers and help many species of plants reproduce and kept growing. We then planted some seeds, including parsley, dill, peas and gourds. We are taking care to water them every day and leave them in a nice sunny spot in hopes that they sprout and we will have some herbs and vegetables in a few weeks time.
Some of the great posters created by 6th class to promote active travel to school. The children highlighted the benefits of travelling to school in an active way.
4th class have been working hard as yard monitors in the junior yard at lunch times again this year. Every Monday 6 children are chosen as yard monitors and each pair takes charge of one area of the junior yard; Hoops and Beanbags games, Penalty shootout and Skipping. The children go out to yard 5 minutes before the bell rings and set up their area ready for the junior and senior infants to play. The 4th class children then teach the infants how to take turns, line up at each station and play games together.
Soon the 3rd class will be taking over the yard monitor duties and 4th class will be passing on the teaching skills they have learned in the past year.
Cassandra from 6th class won our Active School Slogan competition in 2017. Each classroom has the Active Slogan on display inside their door.
This week (October 2nd-6th 2017) is Active Travel Week in Esker ETNS. Each day the teachers will find out how many children in their class travel to and from school in an active way. Children can WALK, CYCLE OR SCOOT to school. The class that has the highest number of children travelling in an active way will WIN their class an EXTRA PE lesson.
The joint WINNERS of the active travel week were 6th class red and 6th class green. We hope you enjoyed your extra hour of PE!