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Subjects

The subjects taught in the Wandesforde NS are English, Irish, Maths, Religious Education, Geography, Science, History, SPHE, PE, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

Dodge Ball

Date posted: 25th February 2011 | Category Blog, Physical Education | Tagged , |

Dodgeball is great fun. We have to try and hit the people on the other team with the ball but the difficult bit is it has to be under their knees.

If you are hit under the knee, you have to go to jail behind the other team. To get out of jail, you have to catch the ball and throw it to your own team, if someone catches it, you can be released from jail.

The winning team is the one that has the least number of people in jail.

By Will and Kate

Date posted: 25th February 2011 | Category Blog, Physical Education | Tagged , |

The Irish Famine

Date posted: 20th February 2011 | Category History, Senior Classroom | Tagged , |

For the past few weeks we have been learning about the Irish famine. We found out that half of the population of Ireland either emigrated or died. All of the potatoes died from blight and people sometimes had to eat grass and nettles.

1847 was the worst year of the famine, knwn as ‘Black ’47’. Some people had no option but to leave their homes and go to the workhouse for food and shelter. 

We also read the book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ which was a story about three children called Eily, Michael and Peggy O’Driscoll. The book tells about their life during the famine.

By Edward, Timothy and Keith – Senior Classroom

Date posted: 20th February 2011 | Category History, Senior Classroom | Tagged , |

Under the Hawthorn Tree – Book Covers

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We all designed book covers for the book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ which was about a family that lived in famine times in the mid nineteenth century.

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Middle Classroom – Our Rockets on Display

Date posted: 10th February 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts | Tagged , |

Middle Classroom’s Rockets

Date posted: 10th February 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts | Tagged , |

Hurling

Date posted: 7th February 2011 | Category Hurling, Physical Education | Tagged , , |

In our school we have a huge variety of sports equipment. Every so often our teacher takes us outside to play sport.

My favourite sport is hurling. We have a number of hurleys in our shcool so we usually play in groups. The school has a number of different coloured hurling helmets too. Safety plays a huge part in our school.

We receive hurling training from coach Brian O’Brien, he comes to our school every year so each child can take part in learning how to hurl. Brian is a fantastic coach and the hurling training is hugely enjoyed by all the children in the school. On the days that he is coaching, everyone brings in their own hurl.  If a child forgets or doesn’t have one, they are given one for the training.

Hurling is an extremely enjoyable sport and it is fantastic for our health and fitness.

By Holly – 6th Class

Date posted: 7th February 2011 | Category Hurling, Physical Education | Tagged , , |