Monkstown Park Junior School

Active At Home Week

Active At Home Week

Active HOME Week

(April 27th – May 3rd)

National‘Active SCHOOL Week’takes place every April and is a really enjoyable part of the school year for us at Monkstown Park Junior School.

This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible for this to go ahead so we are asking you to invite the families of your school to participate in the

‘Active HOME Weekchallenge instead.

You could choose one of these challenges to do.

Frisbee Soccer and Frisbee Golf

A simple frisbee disc could provide lots of fun if you incorporate frisbee soccer or frisbee golf. In Frisbee, Soccer players pass the frisbee up and down the garden to score by passing it into the designated goal area. Frisbee Golf is where you create obstacles and work individually or with a partner to try to get the frisbee into each obstacle or hole. Watch this video for Frisbee Golf

Outdoor Chalk and Sensory Paths

Outdoor Chalk can provide endless fun, create your own tic tac toe game or why not make a circuit outside for others to use too. Jumping from one circle to another, frog jumps and trace around your hands and feet to show others where to start, create your own hopscotch game outside, the possibilities are endless. I knowPlayful Classroomadded a wonderful video of her Chalk creations. Outdoor Chalk is in short supply at the moment but if you know where to get it please share to my page.

Fundamental Movement Skills

I had been working through the Fundamental Movement Skills with my class before schools closed and it was working well, I showed them the videos for particular skills and they could identify the key points themselves and even for peer assessment. NowPDST has developed Beyond the Classroomwith home activities for children based on the individual fundamental movement skills.

Skills and Challenges

Lots of different sporting groups have created their own home challenges for children depending on their interest area. Cumann na mBunscol, Basketball Ireland, andSFAIall have a mix of individual challenges to test your skills in their sport. You can also followGymnastics Irelandwho has club takeovers with workouts to follow at home.

Fyffes Workoutwere visiting schools to host PE session but they are now offering live workouts daily on their Instagram and website. These workouts are inclusive and can be done outdoors too. They focus on key skills also.

These are only some suggestions for the vast range of Active workouts, skills and challenges that are available from clubs online.

More information on Active Home Week can be found on theActive Schools website.

Time to enjoy Active School Week in the sunshine while we can.

Stay Safe everyone,

Lindsey Heppenstall


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Active Homework Ideas.docx

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