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Inchicore National School, Kilmainham, Dublin

Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement. It contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. Children can experience the joy of physical exertion and the satisfaction of achievement while developing the skills of positive attitude that enhance self-esteem.
We have devised a two year plan for P.E to ensure that all strands of the curriculum are being taught thoroughly. All classes are taught the same strand at the same time and all classes focus on the same fundamental movement skill each month. Teachers use the PE curriculum, PSSI lesson plans and the Move Well, Move Often Resources in their planning for physical education lessons. Pupils receive 1 hour of Physical Education each week in the school hall or in the school yard (weather permitting!).Each class has two timetabled slots of 30 minutes per lesson each week. 
All classes are taught 5 different PE strands each year:

  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Games
  • Dance
  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • The Aquatics strand is taught to 2nd, 4th and 6th classes each year. They attend swimming lessons for eight weeks during the year. Unfortunately due to Covid 19 we have been unable to attend swimming lessons over the past few years.