Marine Institute

Physical Education

Explorers physical education lesson plans and activities relating to the marine are available in the following strands.

A selection of Explorer physical education lesson plans are also available through Irish.  Please see the Gaeilege section of the website for more information:

PE IconJunior Infants Class and Senior Infants Class 

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Understanding and appreciation of games.
Moving like an Ocean Animal
The aim of the lesson plan is for the children to find an object representing a sea animal in a confined area of the school.

 

PE IconFirst Class and Second Class

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Creating and Playing Games. Understanding and Appreciation of Games.
Marine Food Chain Game
The aim of the lesson plan is for the children to play playground games, learning about the marine food chain.

 

PE IconThird Class and Fourth Class

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Creating and Playing Games.
Lighthouse and Rocky Shore Game
The aim of the lesson plan is for children to play playground games, learning about the lighthouses in Ireland.

 

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Creating and Playing Games; Understanding and Appreciation of Games.
Title: Litter and Waste Breakdown Game
The aim of this lesson plan is to investigate how long different types of waste take to breakdown, to understand the impact of litter on our natural environment and to identify what we can do to reduce this impact, all through a visual and hands-on game played with a partner or in a small group.

  

PE IconFifth Class and Six Class


Strand: Games

Strand Unit: Sending, Receiving and Travelling. Creating and Playing Games.
Crab Football Game
The aim of the lesson plan is for the children to create and develop games with a partner or within a small group using marine animals for inspiration.

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Creating and Playing Games.
Seashore Animal Relay Game.  Testing what we know about the animals on the Seashore
Using quiz cards about the seashore, the children will work in teams and take part in a relay game (including running, walking, jogging, sprinting, jumping) to test their knowledge about species on the seashore.

Strand: Games
Strand Unit: Creating and Playing Games.
Creating a maze for relays on the beach
Using the giant seaweed maze on the seashore, the children will take part in a range of athletic games including running, walking, jogging, sprinting, relays and jumping.