Basketball

Each year, the children participate in a 6-8 week basketball programme with Coach Joe Byrne. The children learn various skills such as passing, dribbling and scoring as well as playing a number of fun games. They also learn the rules and various positions involved in a game of basketball. Sometimes older players from Castlecomer Community School visit us to show us the cups they have won!

More March Madness !

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 2nd March by dressing up as their favourite character in a nursery rhyme or storybook. Didn’t the children and their parents do a fantastic job once again!

Well done to everyone 🙂

In preparation for our Annual Book Fair, the school welcomed local author Martin Brennan and enjoyed learning about his stories as well as how to write a book from start to finish!

The children also designed their own book covers of their favourite stories as an extra activity to celebrate Book Week!

Over the past number of weeks, the children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in basketball lessons with Joe Byrne. A big thank you to Joe for all his enthusiasm each week and for teaching us new skills in basketball 🙂

First Class participated in a local Anti-Bullying Poster Competition and drew very meaningful pictures to discourage bullying in schools.

In SPHE, the children enjoyed talking about what makes their families special. In support of this, the children drew pictures to demonstrate what they treasure in their lives.

In Geography, the children explored the topic of jobs people do. The children enjoyed learning about different jobs and they also drew pictures of what they might like to be in the future!

March would not be March without all the preparations for St. Patrick’s Day! In Art, the children made their own Colourful Crocks of Gold!

First Class also enjoyed making their own shamrock badges as an extra work activity 🙂

In Maths, the children played a dice game in pairs called “St Patrick’s Day Roll and Cover”

The children went on a Spring Nature Walk in the Discovery Park to identify the physical features of Spring! They also enjoyed a short visit to the playground 🙂

In Art, they constructed their own Daffodil Pictures which has brought a little bit of Spring into our classroom! 🙂

During the month, we also celebrated Mothering Sunday! The children made their own beautiful bouquets to say thank you 🙂

Finally, towards the Easter Holidays, the children have been actively engaged in all sorts of Easter activities! They designed their own picture on the theme “Bible Leaders” for the Annual Bishop’s Poster Competition

They entered a local Easter Colouring Competition in Eurospar

and they made their own Easter Chicks to start the celebrations!

Well done on all your hard work over the past number of weeks. Happy Easter!

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy Easter Everyone!

Date posted: 20th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Another month is nearly over and once again the Junior Classroom have been busy little bees!!

In Art, the children had fun rolling up crepe paper into balls to create their very own Cherry Blossom. Did you know that the Cherry Blossom originally came from Japan?

As part of the Maths Curriculum, the children played their own Numbers Game called “Daffodil Drive” in pairs.

In Music, the children drew pictures in response to “Dance of the Flowers” by Tchaikovsky.

We have some budding artists in the Junior Room as you can see from their detailed drawings 🙂

We also have been learning how to play basketball with Joe Byrne. Thank You Joe for all the fun, skills and games each week. The children really enjoyed it!

In R.E. the children drew their own pictures for the Bishop’s Poster Competition based on the theme of “Bringing Hope”

In celebration of Easter, the children designed their own polystyrene eggs and …..

they also made their own cute & colourful Easter Chicks!

Finally as an end of term treat, the children welcomed a new member, Sally, into their school for the day!

The children really enjoyed  petting the baby lamb.

Thank you to Derry and Jackie Neale for giving the children the opportunity to meet & greet Sally!!

Well done to all the children again for all their enthusiasm and hard work this month. Enjoy the well deserved Easter Break everyone and I’ll see you all in the Summer Term!!

Date posted: 20th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Amazing April Work with 4th, 5th & 6th Class

Date posted: 7th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Physical Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Although we are only in school for two weeks of April we have been busy in the Senior classes! In science we looked at different water birds found in Ireland. We had fun looking at videos of gannets diving into the ocean. We also learned about Mute, Whooper and Bewick’s Swans, cormorants, oystercatchers, dunlins and herring gulls.

 

 

 

In art we made Easter Wreathes using bright pastel colours to paint them.

 

 

In English we wrote acrostic poems based on the word SPRING. Here are our poems on display in our classroom.

 

We think the mums in our class rock! With this in mind we made characters from rocks for our mums for Mother’s Day.

 

 

We have also enjoyed playing basketball with our coach Joe Byrne for the past number of weeks.

It’s game time!

Date posted: 7th April 2014 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Physical Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Basketball at Wandesforde School

Date posted: 21st March 2012 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

The children have enjoyed 7 weeks of basketball lessons with Joe Byrne from the Community School. Take a look at the whole school in action!!

 Thank you Joe for teaching us all new skills in basketball!

Date posted: 21st March 2012 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Basketball Lessons

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Basketball, Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education | Tagged , , |

Since Christmas, the whole school have had basketball lessons with Joe Byrne. The children really enjoyed learning all the skills of basketball and playing games!

Here are some photographs of the players in action!

Guess who?

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Basketball, Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education | Tagged , , |