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St. John's National School, Tower Road, Clondalkin

Physical Education

In St. John’s N.S. we understand the importance of providing pupils with plenty of opportunities to be active. Every teacher ensures that all classes are provided with at least 60 minutes of PE every week.

All classes are taught Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Games and  Outdoor and Adventure every year. This year 1st class – 4th class covered the Aquatics strand during September and October. They had swimming lessons in Clondalkin Leisure Centre. 

We ensure that all our PE lessons are accessible to all pupils and lessons are adapted and differentiated as necessary.

All teachers follow a 2-year whole school PE plan. We allocate a balanced amount of teaching time to each of the strands and all classes cover the same strands at the same time. We prioritise a fundamental movement skill (FMS) from the Move Well, Move Often programme for further development each month.

All teachers use the PSSI lesson plans and Move Well Move Often resources to guide their delivery of the PE curriculum.