Sports

As well as covering all the strands of the Primary School Curriculum, we love to play other sports too!We enjoy basketball, hockey, rounders, hurling, swimming, spikeball, football, soccer and gymnastics.We have a sponsored 5 mile cycle for the whole school in May/June of each year.This year, there will be a combined adult/children’s cycle around Castlecomer.The adults have the option of cycling 30km or 100km!

Sports’ Day 2014!

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

On Thursday 19th June, we had our annual sports’ day in Wandesforde National School!  The weather was fantastic and all the children enjoyed the day.  Each year, we focus on having fun and we encourage the children to enjoy the day as much as possible.  We have 5 races and the children are divided into Junior and Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd Class, 3rd and 4th Class and 5th and 6th Class for the races!

Have a look at some of the photos from the day!  First up were the races!  We had sprints and hurdles…..

Next was the egg and spoon races…   Steady hands boys and girls!

The sack race was the next challenge!

The best and funniest race was the 3-legged race, where children had to work together to get to the end….!

The children enjoyed the day with their friends…

In the afternoon, all the children received a medal for their efforts on Sports’ Day.  We also had our prize-giving for great attendance during the year and gave out the swimming certificates!

A boy and a girl from each classroom were also awarded a trophy for being an all round great sportsperson, showing fairness at playtime and being a great team-player.  Well done boys and girls!

 

 

Date posted: 23rd June 2014 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Swimming in the Summer Term!

Date posted: 26th April 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Physical Education, Swimming |

Swimming lessons commence after Easter for all children on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 at Graiguecullen Swimming Pool in Carlow from 1p.m.-1.45p.m. The children will travel by bus to the pool and will receive 8 lessons in total,  finishing on Wednesday, 18th June 2014.

swimming cartoon

Date posted: 26th April 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Physical Education, Swimming |

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 |

February Fun!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy doing new activities this month!

During the month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. The children made their own handprint photo frame as a gift for their parents.

The children also had fun making their own chocolate hearts as a little treat for their loved ones too!

We melted both milk and white chocolate in the microwave. Mmmm!

We poured the melted chocolate into heart shaped moulds!

The moulds were then put in the fridge to set 🙂

Finally our very own chocolate hearts were ready for packaging!!

The children brought their handmade chocolates home in their Valentine Treat Boxes 😉 We hope you enjoyed them!!

In Art, the children drew their own picture for the Annual Texaco Drawing Competition. Here is just a glimpse of some of their very colourful entries!

Good Luck Everybody!

As part of a Whole School Art Competition, the class drew a picture showing ways to save water for the Green Flag Committee!

Didn’t they do a great job!

Finally, after all their hard work, they did have time to learn new skills and play Uni Hoc with Ms. Wilson!

Great work once again Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |