Physical Education provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement and contributes to their overall development by helping them to lead full, active and healthy lives. In Scoil Mhuire Murroe we aim to focus on this area for development
- To provide active learning experiences to the children
- To benefit teaching and learning in our school
- To conform to principles outlined in the primary curriculum All pupils are provided with 60 minutes timetabled PE per week. We plan our PE lessons in line with the strands/strand units/content objectives for our class level: The strands across the P.E. Curriculum for all classes are: Athletics Dance Gymnastics Games Outdoor and Adventure activities Aquatics
All children have access to the six strands each year – Children from third to sixth have four swimming lessons in the first term each year in The Arena, University of Limerick. The instructors follow the PAWS programme and the children are awarded certificates on completion of their lessons. All classes have lessons on the Understanding and Appreciation of Aquatics- resources on the Irish Water Safety website are used to implement these lessons.
The children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th were awarded PAWS swimming certificates on completion of their swimming lessons in UL Arena.