• Geography

Geography

Geography is taught to all classes. We use the Interactive Whiteboards, computers and software when teaching geography. We are very lucky to be situated 5 minutes from the Discovery Park in Castlecomer where we often go on nature walks.

September has been busy in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 7th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class have been busy this September!

To begin with, all the children started off  the year as Superheroes and Princesses!

We then supported the Kilkenny Team with our Liam McCarthy Cups!

During the month, we learned the letter “s”  so we made our own “Scarecrow Paper Bags”

In Irish and English, we learned about “The Gingerbread Man” so we had great fun designing our own “Buachaillín Sinséir” in art.

To celebrate Autumn, the children made their own Paper Plate Mouse after learning the poem “I think mice are rather nice”

Finally, the children made their own Handprint Autumn Tree. Who would ever think that paint on hands could make such beautiful art!!

Date posted: 7th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

May Activities in the Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 17th June 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Not only did we learn about Minibeasts during May but we also learned a lot about houses. We even got to make our own 3D houses!

Gavin brought in his play mat and we all got to place our houses on it!

We will be advertising these houses and all their features soon when we all become auctioneers at the Wandesforde Estate Agents!

We also painted our clay nameplates which we made with Hilary Jenkinson earlier in the month. We used metallic paints to give them an extra sparkle!!

Summer Stained Glass Windows was another activity we did during May. We coloured in summer pictures and then we put baby oil on the back of them to make them see through. We can’t wait for our Summer Holidays!

In English, we wrote and designed our own picture story. Some of them are about our family, others are about our friends! We really enjoyed practising our handwriting and drawing the pictures!

We also were busy working on the topics of  “Bia” agus “ag Siopadóireacht” in Gaeilge. The children created their own “boscaí lóin” and their own “dinnéar” in support of work covered on these topics!

Date posted: 17th June 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Minibeasts in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Junior & Senior Infants have been busy learning about Minibeasts in SESE. The story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was a big hit with the children so they made their own booklet of the story as well as their own “very hungry caterpillars” out of egg cartons!!

As the children were learning about caterpillars, they were also taught about the lifecycle of a butterfly. They made their own beautiful butterflies coming out of a chrysalis or cocoon to show what they had learned.

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Traffic Surveyors at the Wandesforde National School

Date posted: 25th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science |

On Wednesday, 25th May, Junior & Senior Infants worked very hard as traffic surveyors in Castlecomer to support work covered in class on the topic of Transport.

The children were given either a form of transport or a colour which they had to keep watch for in the traffic that passed by the school gates from 9:40-10am that morning.

The children had great fun watching for their colour and type of vehicle!

 All the results were recorded onto a clipboard.

The results of the traffic survey were that the most frequent form of transport passing the school was a car! Not only this, but the most common colour to pass the school was silver!

The children really enjoyed their duties as traffic surveyors and they did a fantastic job of it as the photographs tell!

Date posted: 25th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science |

Projects by Third Class!

Date posted: 6th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |

Third Class completed research projects on topics of their choice.  They thoroughly enjoyed finding the information, putting the project together with lots of interesting facts and pictures.

The boys completed their projects on “Cattle” and “Sheep”.  As a teacher, I learned so much about these animals as I do not live on a farm!  Well done boys….

The girls completed their projects on “The Famine in Ireland”, “Dance” and “Bugs”.  They did wonderful work.  Well done girls!

Date posted: 6th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science |