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Physical Education

In accordance with our Physical Education plan , all classes receive 1 hour of PE every week.  All classes are taught at least five different strands each year. Class teachers have  PE folders compiling of PSSI, PDST and Fundamental Movement lessons to ensure the delivery of a broad and balanced PE Curriculum for  all classes. Within each folder each teacher has a copy of the PE yearly plan outlining when each strand is taught. 

This year the Priority PE strand is Athletics. Using Athletics equipment provided by Limerick Sports Partnership, each class covered lessons on sprints, standing jump, triple long jump, speed bounce, ball throw, javelin throw and  an obstacle course.  This March JFK will compete in an Indoors Athletics Blitz in UL for the third consecutive year.

Physical Activity

Playground Leaders

Playground leaders from 6th class compete activities with 2nd and 3rd class every Wednesday at break time.Leaders use PE equipment to create a variety of  games which allows everyone to join in and have some fun. The yard is zoned to allow children engage in a variety of games. Leaders also run a lunchtime Badminton Tournament for 4th, 5th and 6th class in term 2. In term 3 our playground leaders set up a Rounders League for the senior classes. Our Active Committee members from 2nd and 3rd class help playground leaders to set up a lunchtime league for 2nd and 3rd class in term 3.

Active Breaks

Every class completed the "Active Break Every Day challenge " over a period of 4 weeks in November.On wet days, extra time is given to movement breaks. This includes GO Noodle, Just Dance and classroom movement activities.

Annual Calendar Events

JFK incorporates physical activity into calendar events. We had fun completing activities for the European Day of Sport , Halloween, Christmas and Easter.

Activity Reward Chart

Active Committee members developed a Physical Activity Reward Chart The boys in each class work very hard to achieve their physical activity reward.

Run a Day Challenge

 Active Parnerships

                                                             Active Committee 2019-2020







                                     Our Active Committee consists of 17 pupils from 2nd to 6th class.

                                                                                     PE Monitors

Community links

Na Piarsaigh GAA club.we have very strong links  with our local GAA club.School hurling and football training takes place in Na Piarsaigh and we are very fortunate to have  dedicated parents who assist our teachers with training.

IRFU: Munster Branch organise coaching in our school and we take part in rugby blitzes, throughout the year.

Intreschool Basketball Tournaments . This event is orgainsied by local schools and JFK participate every year.

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