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Sacred Heart Junior National School, Tallaght, Dublin
Sacred Heart Junior National School, Tallaght, Dublin

Physical Education News

24th Jun 2022
We had such fun at sports day. We played yard games, tackled an obstacle course in...
23rd Jun 2022
Senior Infants had so much fun on Sports Day. We had an obstacle course, egg and...
22nd Jun 2022
We enjoyed some of the lovely activities planned for our sports day despite the rainy...
3rd May 2022
Thank you to Julia who came to our school during Active School Week to do dance with...
3rd May 2022
During Active School Week the boys and girls in Ms. Boland's class took time out...
2nd May 2022
Ms. Maguire's class loved exploring the new signed walkway. They used great teamwork...
26th Apr 2022
A huge thank you to Kieron from Sacred Heart FC who came to our school on Monday...
1st Feb 2022
We had a fantastic day on Friday celebrating Feel Good Friday and showing off all...
31st Jan 2022
This month, we have been focusing on gymnastics. We had great fun in 2nd class practicing...
28th Jan 2022
Our theme for Feel Good Friday this month was Gymnastics! We had great fun showing...

Physical Education - 7 Key Messages of PE

  1. The importance of enjoyment and play
  2. Maximum participation of all children
  3. The development of skills and increasing understanding
  4. Providing a balance between competitive and non-competitive activities
  5. Providing a balance between contact and non-contact activities
  6. Providing opportunities for achievement for each child
  7. Providing activities equally suitable for girls and boys

Physical Education Yearly Plan & Timetable

All children complete at least 60 minutes of Physical Education each week which includes indoor and outdoor activities.


Fundamental Movement Skills


Each month we aim to focus on one Fundamental Movement Skill. 

Ms. Boland and Ms. Fox completed PDST Training for the FMS Programme.


Outdoor and Adventure


Children work on this strand throughout the year. The children take part in lots of walking activities and orienteering activities in the school garden and now on our very popular school walkway.




As part of the PE Curriculum we teach the Land PAWS programme for Aquatics to teach children about Water Safety at the beach, by a river or stream or by a pool.

For more information check out the Land PAWS Website here: Junior and Senior Infants 1st and 2nd Class




Children explore running, jumping and throwing through the Athletics Strand. 

Our annual Sports Day races give the children an opportunity to showcase what Athletics skills they have been working on during the year. 




Dance was explored during PE lessons and during Whole School Active Breaks. Children explored many different types of dance and how their bodies can move to music.




Gymnastics was a Strand that we worked on this year. We did a review of our teaching practices, took part in Whole School discussions to share and plan lessons. The children made fantastic progress in all areas of the Gymnastics Strand.




The children in our school explore many aspects of the Games Strand each year.

Some activities include Soccer, Uni Hoc, Basketball, Tennis and Rugby.