We are taking part in the Active Schools Active Sitting Pilot Programme. 1st Class are the first class to test them out. Today we went down to the hall to collect our yoga balls and had a big bounce on them to express some of our excitement! We still have our chairs stacked in the classroom and are able to sit on those whenever we like - we have a choice. We made a class contract all about how to keep safe on the balls and how to take care of them so we can use them for a really long time! Today was very exciting and we got off to a great start by doing some English and Art while bounce-sitting! We were also provided with frisbees as stoppers so they don't roll away when we are not sitting on them. We can't wait to see what benefits 1st Class see from this programme.
Decreasing Sedentary time in KCOINS
Yesterday, our active committee met to decide on the winning ideas of our competition run over lockdown 'IDEAS TO DECREASE SEDENTARY TIME IN THE CLASSROOM'.
They had great fun and narrowed it down to 7 final ideas which each class will work from each week/month:
We are looking forward to seeing everybody trying out their committments after the Easter holidays! Happy Easter everyone and thank you Active team for relaying this information to your classes.
Socially distanced parades might just be our new thing! We couldn't do our usual whole school céilí, but we HAD to do something! Just like at Hallowe'en, each class bubble stood in their own space and clapped and cheered while each class had a chance to walk around the middle of the square (or hop or jump or skip or dance!) and show off their St Patrick's Day outfits. We changed it a little bit this time and did 2 separate parades as per our teacher/student class pods to ensure we were extra safe as a whole school, but it is lovely to be able to see some pictures of the other parade.
Happy St Patrick's Day!
60 mins per day Challenge
Congratulations to all the students who completed the above challenge. We know for some this is easy and for others it is a tricky task - we love that everyone gave it such a great go...even some of the younger classes during lockdown school closures. Did you find making a schedule or plan helped? We think our favourite activity was seeing everyone cycle with their families - how fun!
The Junior end of the school had great fun with the launch of our walkway this week! They got to explore where all the new plaques were by following a code trail! They received a pair of letters to start off with, had to run to the plaques to find the one with those corresponding letters and use the crayon stuck at that plaque to colour in the box on their sheet, they then moved to the next pair of letters on their list and so the next plaque! We will have a challenge for the Senior end when we welcome them back to school next Monday so they can explore the Active Walkway!
While we know your teachers are great at trying to get you a spare slot in the hall, or doing some yoga with the tables pushed back, we think that Go Noodle might be the winner when it comes to wet breaks! Usually it has something for everybody because it combines lots of the different songs and activities into an extra long Go Noodle video for the days we can't get outside. We also know you love these for indoor breaks because it gives you LOADS of points on your Go Noodle champ to get him/her to level up quicker!!!! Do you have a favourite Go Noodle active break video?
If you have other wet break activity ideas, let the active team know so we can keep sharing them with each other!
Well done to 5th Class who came 1st place in out first ever Reindeer Race at KCOINS! It was a close call all the way up to the last lap and they certainly worked hard for it! 6th Class were runners up coming in 2nd place, with 2nd Class coming in 3rd place. Well done to everybody for running your hooves off and training up the reindeer for Santa on Christmas night! Thank you also to the Active Team for organising a fun week's event.
Oh my goodness! The leaderboard has changed again and 5th Class are coming in fast too!! The last day will make or break it for a few classes! Good luck tomorrow everybody.
Day 3 results are in and a change of pace as the competitiveness is ramped up! Still 2 more days where anything could happen!
After day 2, 2nd class are in the lead! Senior Infants are on a double run tomorrow, so they are not as far behind as they might look, watch out for them! Order goes fro JI at the top to 6th at the bottom!
check back tomorrow for day 3 results !
You may have been able to spot rockets test flying and boats/rafts test sailing for the Billy Goat’s Gruff last week during Science week – these were just a tiny fraction of the experiments and excitement that could be heard and seen around the school! Some classes also had tasty treats and got active in different ways to monitor their heart rates!
Well done to all the classes for taking part in the Active break every day challenge! You charts are off the wall! :)
The handball tournament will be starting in March. The match times, teams and all other information is on the noticeboard between Mrs O' Kane's room and 4th class.
Good luck to everybody playing.
We are thoroughly enjoying how well the Daily Mile is going. Everybody is up and active everyday at 11:40 for 10 minutes to get a movement break and to improve their fitness. Well done!
NEWS FLASH: Active Mornings
New for 2019-2020! We know you love active mornings during our annual active schools week each June, so, we have news! No more waiting for the summer time to play outside with your friends coming into school, at KCOINS we are having active mornings every Friday morning (weather permitting) starting immediately. From 8:30-8:50 each Friday you are welcome to enter the school through the side gate, rather than the front door, and leave your school bag at the wall. You may play in any part of the yard that you would like to until the bell rings, when your teacher will bring you into the classroom.