In fourth class we have been busy testing our heart rates. Before exercise we tested children’s heart rates using the heart rate monitor. After the exercise we tested them again to see if there was any change in their heart rates. The heart rate monitor told us how many times their heart beat per minute (bpm). Here are some of the results we collected.
Kalya Before exercise 96bpm
After exercise 120bpm
Oliver Before exercise 90bpm
After exercise 130bpm
Declan Before exercise 78bpm
After exercise 135bpm
Oscar Before exercise 150bpm
After exercise 200bpm
We found out that your heart rate changes after exercise. It beats faster. Oscar had a high heart rate before exercise and we know this was because he was nervous and excited about using the heart rate monitor. He was also doing a lot of talking at the beginning!!
For the next few weeks we are hoping to use the heart rate monitor before and after P.E every week.
To celebrate ten years of Operation Transformation, Karl Henry wants every primary school in Ireland to get moving for 10 minutes of exercise at 10am on the 10th of February. All children in St Clare’s will take part and need to wear their tracksuit tomorrow.
For the month of October we will be improving our gymnastic techniques. Today we were climbing, travelling/balancing on benches and carrying out pencil rolls. It was great fun trying out the different techniques.
Today was Team Work Thursday! We participated in the ‘Climb the Heights’ Skipping Challenge. We set a target that the whole school worked together on throughout the day to achieve. We counted how many skips each pupil completed and then we had a look to see how many of Europe’s mountains our school climbed. We managed to climb most of Europe’s mountains even Monte Bianco in Italy (4,810m) and Mont Blanc (4,810m) !! Below are some of the results.