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Múinteoir Norah 22.06.20

Hello Fourth Class and Parents,

I hope you are all keeping well and looking forward to the start of the summer holidays!

Thank you for taking part in our Active School Week at Home and well done everyone for keeping active and healthy.

This week we are focusing on traditional activities such as running, egg and spoon racing, kicking, and obstacle courses.

Click on the link below for a playlist of songs on Spotify you can listen to during the week.


We hope you enjoy the activities for this week and have lots of fun!

Stay active and well!

Best wishes,

  1. Norah

Monday, 22nd June 2020


  • Start your day with some morning Yoga.


  • Daily Mile.

Can you run/walk a mile today?

  • Men Running Game

Why not try this fun catching game with someone at home 😊

Mr Slow – Move slowly

Mr Rush – move fast

Mr Bounce- bounce about

Mr Muddle – walk backwards

Mr Small – crouch down and move

Mr Strong – move flexing your muscles

  • Running Activity

Rock Paper Scissors

Play with someone at home standing one metre apart and facing each other. Mark out two safe areas for each person. Each pair begins by performing a rock-paper-scissors routine. A rock is a closed fist, paper is a flat hand, and scissors are the index and middle fingers in a cutting position. Paper always covers rock, rock breaks scissors, and scissors cut paper. To determine a winner, count to three and form a rock, paper, or scissors. The winning person then chases their partner toward their safety line, attempting to tag them before they are safe. Line up again and repeat the activity.

  • Write an Active Acrostic Poem

Use the template attached to write an active school acrostic poem.


Design a Medal  

Use the Design a Sports Day Medal template attached to design a medal.

  • Motivational Sports Clip

Today’s clip is about Karnam Malleswari the first Indian woman to win a bronze medal.



Tuesday, 23rd June 2020


  • Start your day with some morning


  • Move on wheels

Get out and explore if you can move on wheels, you could


Walk if you can’t use wheels. How many kilometres can you walk today?

  • Traditional Sports Day Games

There are lots of games, races and traditions attached to school sports day. Games such as the egg and spoon race, the sack race, the 3-legged race. Let’s revisit them in a virtual setting.

Activity 1 – Egg and spoon / spud and spoon race.

Each pupil gets a spoon and an egg (hardboiled or plastic). Each person must carry their egg on their spoon from the starting line to a turnaround point and back again. If the egg is dropped, the pupil must stop and retrieve it. You could make it a relay at home.

Activity 2 – Sack Race

Put both legs into a sack (shopping bag, bin bag) and hop around a cone, or some marked point, and back. You could race other family members or make a relay.

  • Motivational Poster

Can you make a poster with a motivational sports quote and design it on a poster?

Take photograph and share it via email or Aladdin Connect.

  • Mindful Sports Colouring

There are some sports colouring pages attached Mindfulness Colouring Sheets PDF.

  • Motivational Sports Clip

Today’s video is all about success in sport.


Wednesday, 24th June 2020


  • Start your day with some morning Yoga.


  • Flash Mob

Like we would in the school yard get your siblings and family involved.



  • Twister

If you don’t have twister get creative to make your own. Use chalk, paper plates and colour them in. Be creative!

Everyone’s favourite physical board game brought to the outdoors. Twister game spinning app is available to download.

  • Pirate Ship Game

Why not try this running game with someone at home 😊

Some is on and shouts out a command as follows:

Climb the deck – mime climbing

Captain aboard – stand straight and salute

Scrub the deck – mime scrubbing the floor

Man overboard- mime swimming

Dead Man’s chest – mime digging

Walk the plank – walk heel to toe

Shark – Freeze on the spot

  • Design a new sport

Can you design a sport that combines two sports together?

Use the template attached Design a New Sport Template PDF to help you.

  • Motivational Sports Clip

Today is about Sydney McLaughlin a 16year old preparing for the next Olympics.



Thursday, 25th June 2020


  • Start your day with some morning Yoga.


  • Daily Mile

Can you run/walk a mile today?

  • Obstacle Course

Can you set up and run your own obstacle course with parameters as set out below?

Use any equipment available – household or otherwise. Do the obstacle course, time yourself and can see can you beat your time.

See some pictures attached in Obstacle Course Ideas PDF. If you have no garden create a small course inside – be resourceful with everything you have at home.

  • Video Game Running Activity

Why not try this running game with someone at home 😊

Some is on and shouts out a command as follows:




RECORD – Pull a silly face

SLOW MOTION – Walk at slow speed

  • Motivational Sports Clip

Find your strong!



Friday, 26th June 2020


  • Start your day with some morning Yoga.


  • Move on wheels

Get out and explore if you can move on wheels, you could Scoot/Cycle/Skate. Walk if you can’t use wheels. How many kilometres can you walk today?

  • Kicking

Through the Gate

In pairs with one ball per pair (get creative if you have no ball – rolled up socks are good). Each person stands on a spot facing their partner who is also standing on a spot a distance away. Set up a gate between each pair using two cones (tins of beans, cereal boxes anything will do). Person A attempts to kick the ball to Person B

through the gate. One point is awarded for each pupil that successfully kicks the

ball through the gate.

Single pupils could play the game off a wall. Increase the distance to increase difficulty. Add some targets.

Kick to Score

Draw or stick target areas at various heights on a wall. Points should be placed in the centre of each target from one to five. The aim is to hit the targets on the wall to achieve a score. Who is the best in your house?

Pupils could try to score a penalty on Mum, Dad or a big brother or sister.

  • Motivational Sports Clip

Motivational quotes from our favourite Disney movies.



Design a New Sport Template PDF

Design a Sports Day Medal PDF

Mindfulness Colouring Sheets PDF

Obstacle Course Ideas PDF