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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.

November News in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 5th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month!

In S.E.S.E. the children have been learning about the Native American Indians and their culture.In support of this, the children made their own Paper Plate Indians and Totem Poles!

The children did a listening and drawing activity in Gaeilge based on the topic “Éadaí”

In Religion, the children enjoyed learning the story of “Jonah and the Whale” They did a great job making their own whales too!

The children learned and revised many phonics in English again this month. For the letter “Jj”, the children made their own jelly cake!
We used a strawberry and orange jelly in our jelly cake mould!

In Art, the children made their own rainbows. They had great fun colouring in with 2 crayons in their hand at once. This activity helped to strengthen and support their fine motor skills.

In Maths, the children created their own “Robust Robots” using 2-D Shapes.

We had the pleasure of having 4th Class into our classroom to read the wonderful stories they had written and illustrated with Ms. Madden!

Finally, at the start of the month, we designed our own Christmas Cards which many parents kindly bought to support the work of the children and the school. Take a look at some of the children’s work below!

Well done Junior Room for all your hard work again this month!

Date posted: 5th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November News in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Winter is certainly here and the children have had a busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  In Literacy, the children wrote their own shape poems about Winter.  They used snowmen and snowflake templates to create their wintery poems!

In History, we learned about the Totem Pole and the significance of the carvings on beautiful structures.  The children then created their own Totem Poles for all to see!

In Geography, we discussed various occupations and the children spoke about what they would like to do when they are older!  Some want to be doctors, vets and even movie stars!  Watch this space!

In Visual Arts, we learned about warm and cool colours on the spectrum.  The children then created their own “Leaping Lizards” using their choice of warm and cool colours….

We also created “Aliens and Robots” through the medium of collage.  Aren’t there some interesting creations on display?!

We also learned about the famous French Artist Henri Matisse and then re-created our own abstract art.

We also looked at types of houses and homes around the world.  We came to the conclusion that we are all very lucky to have the lovely homes that we do have! 

And finally, well done to the 4th Class pupils who visited our classroom on Monday, 30th November to read out stories from the books that they wrote themselves!  They did a wonderful job!  Here is a picture of a few of their creations!  Well done 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 2nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Junior Classroom Activities this October!

Date posted: 30th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October is always a very action packed month in school with  Autumn and Halloween Activities.

The children practised their cutting skills while making their own “Lollipop Lions” for the letter “l” in English

During the month the children enjoyed learning about Autumn in S.E.S.E.  and made their own “Mini Fall Books” and Autumnal Trees.

As well as this, the children went on an Autumn Scavenger Hunt in the Discovery Park.

They identified all the leaves, seeds and nuts of Autumn on their worksheet and as a treat they enjoyed a short visit to the Elf Village too!

As a Friday treat the children enjoyed decorating their own cupcake with chocolate drops and mini marshmallows!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Art the children created their own bright eyed and bushy tailed squirrels using rolled up crepe paper!

October would not be the same without all the Halloween preparations!

The children made their own Halloween Masks and Pumpkins…

and they dressed up in Fantastic Halloween Costumes!!

The children designed their own cover for a  “Spooky Spell Book” in English

Finally in Science the children made their own Ghost Blowers using straws in support of  work covered on air movement.

Well done once again to all the children on a great month’s work!

Happy Halloween and enjoy your well deserved Mid Term Break 🙂

Date posted: 30th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October in the Senior Room

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Senior Room and we have completed lots of work in the various subjects we learn.

In English 4th Class read all about the first cars invented and wrote up information about this topic.

5th and 6th Class created comic book strips based on a story they read in English.

In Science and Geography we looked at trees and wrote up information on various trees found in Ireland.

In Visual Arts we created ‘Autumn Leaf Fireworks’ painted in bright Autumn colours.

We also painted sunsets and designed city skylines with a Hallowe’en witch flying by!

The Rugby World Cup is now almost over and 4th, 5th and 6th class did lots of work about this topic. We wrote acrostic poems, wrote up information about the game of rugby and the countries taking part in it.

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5th and 6th Class wrote books in Irish based on the topic ‘Oíche Shamhna.’

We also had a dress up day for Hallowe’en and there were some very scary and spooky creatures in Wandesforde on Friday!!

As a treat we enjoyed some Hallowe’en cupcakes kindly baked by Majella! Thank you, they were yummy!!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back from the pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  It has been a very busy few weeks and the children have settled in very well for the first part of the term and have been working hard in all subject areas!  In English, the children wrote about their Summer holidays and they certainly did lots of exciting things!

In Religious Education, we have been discussing “Harvest Time” and we drew pictures to thank God for all the wonderful things we have on this earth at this plentiful time of year.

In SPHE we have been following the “Zippy’s Friends” programme which encourages children to deal with challenges in their lives.  Zippy is a stick insect and we read stories about him and the children he lives with.  We then discuss what to do in various situations.

In Visual Arts, we made jigsaws with each piece depicting a part of our lives, such as our family, friends, school and hobbies!

We also drew self-portraits of ourselves!

In Science and Geography, we have been learning all about hibernation, migration and interesting facts about animals. 

To support this work, we went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park, where the children had to identify various leaves, berries and nuts!  We had a great time!

And finally, in Maths, we were learning about 2D shapes.  To consolidate this work, we made “Over-lapping Shape Pictures” in Art.  Well done on great work this Autumn boys and girls!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |