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History

History is taught to all classes. The older children enjoy learning about various eras in history and completing projects on them too.

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 |

History comes alive with Michael Moylan and 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 5th April 2011 | Category Blog, History | Tagged , , , , |

1st, 2nd and 3rd class really enjoyed the visit from local Castlecomer historian, Michael Moylan as part of book week.  The children dressed up as  fierce Vikings and got to hold amazing weapons such as shields, swords and spears!



We had a wonderful time and learned so much! It was lovely to have a real historian visit our Castlecomer school.

Date posted: 5th April 2011 | Category Blog, History | Tagged , , , , |

King Midas and the Golden Touch

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Class Work, History, Junior Classroom |

During March, the Infant Classroom learned about the Greek Myth, King Midas. They drew a picture story of what they had learned from the story. Here are some picture stories!!

King Midas was so greedy at the start of the story. He made a wish asking for everything he touched to turn to gold!

By the end of the story, King Midas had learned his lesson-not to be greedy and to be happy with what he had!

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Class Work, History, Junior Classroom |

1916 Rising

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom |

 

Charles Stewart Parnell

4th, 5th and 6th Class have been learning about the 1916 Easter Rising. Local historian Michael Moylan came in to show us some clothes, weapons and discuss events which took place during the Easter Rising.  

We got to look at some of the weapons used during the Rising

We also got to dress up in some of the clothes and act out some of the things which happened during the Rising

We really enjoyed our afternoon learning about The 1916 Rising!

Date posted: 4th April 2011 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom |