We are delighted your child and family are taking part in Super Troopers . Your child has already received a Super Trooper’s Activity Journal and Family Activity Wall Chart to get them started.
Across Ireland, 160,000 children have already increased their physical activity levels by doing these activities and challenges. Super Troopers is the first ever health homework programme in Ireland. It encourages children and their families to become more active and learn about healthy lifestyles. The programme includes short burst, fun activities around physical activity, wellbeing and nutrition.
Healthy Ireland Smart Start.
The children in the 3-6 classes are currently undertaking this programme throughout the year. Each month we have been focusing on a different unit and will continue to expand on this learning throughout the academic year.
This programme consists of the following units: Health Promotion, Emotional Well-being, Physical Activity, Oral Health and Health &Safety.
Emotional Well Being/Literacy: In each of the 3-6 classes we have been reading books all about our feelings. Over the coming weeks we will be sending discussion cards and book home to support emotional well-being. In school we have been working on a different feeling each week and have created new materials to support emotional literacy.
Health Promotion: We have started learning about where food comes from and how to grow our own healthy snacks. We plan to start planting lots more herbs and vegetables in the garden.
Nutrition: As part of our nutrition lessons we have been investigating the food pyramid and sorting food into the different food groups. We will be using our practical life skills to prepare and cut fruit and we will be making healthy smoothies in school.
Safety: We have started learning all about road safety. Each day we listen to one of the stories from Simon and Friends. This theory is reinforced when we go on outings to the Library, the sea garden and Peoples Park.
Oral Health: Dr. Ciara our local dentist visits our school with her team of dentists once a year. In our classrooms we expand on this experience by undertaking activities related to oral health.
Physical Activity : Our new sensory garden provides us with the opportunity to play outside every day. Getting fresh air, playing with our friends and moving our bodies is essential to staying healthy.