The weather has been very mild lately and we decided to get out to the sports pitch while we still can. We are delighted to report that we have some very talented footballers here at Togher N.S.
This week all the children have enjoyed an extra daily portion of fruit and vegetables and learned about healthy eating as part of the Food Dude programme. The Food Dudes programme is designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. Learn more about Food Dudes here.
The children have been having great fun developing their basketball skills. The new playground markings and equipment have been a great success. All the basketball terminology “travelling” “double dribble” “leg ball” “three pointer” etc could be heard our playground. It’s really wonderful to watch the children’s skill levels develop.
At Togher N.S, we aim to teach our pupils to move well, so that they will move often. Through focusing on the development of fundamental movement skills we can create an environment in which pupils can flourish physically.
The fundamental movement skills are the basic building blocks of movement and a core element of physical literacy, because enhanced movement competence enables pupils to participate in a wide range of physical activities.
The fundamental movement skills are divided into the following three categories: Locomotor skills – walking, running, hopping etc. Stability skills – balancing and landing. Manipulative skills – catching, throwing, kicking etc.
Physical Literacy gives pupils the tools they need to take part in physical activity and sport, both for healthy life-long enjoyment and for sporting success. The physically literate child can be described as having the motivation, confidence, movement competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take part in physical activity throughout their personal lifelong journey.