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Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by the class teacher for 1 hour each week. The children are very fortunate to have other coaches and experts visit the school to teach soccer and basketball. We also attend swimming for a period of 8-10 weeks in the Summer term.

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 |

Our Sponsored Cycle 2014!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 7th June 2014, our school hosted the annual sponsored cycle.  It started off as a pretty dull, cloudy morning but thankfully, later in the day the sun was shining!

Registration started around 8 am and people had the opportunity to have a cuppa and a chat before they set off on the various cycle routes, ranging from 5 km for the children to 125 km for the adults!

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The children then had plenty of opportunities to practise their cycling skills on a simple course set up by Stephen Kerr.  This was a huge hit with the boys and girls!

It was soon time for the cyclists to set off on their long cycle with options for all abilities including a 40 km route, a 100 km route and a 125 km route also!

The school children were next to take off on their 5 km cycle around the wellie race route…a few tough hills ahead of them!

But we all got back to school safely….

As always, there was a wonderful spread for us all when we returned to school…

There was face painting….

Chips for the children….

A bouncy castle…….

Thank you so much to everyone who made this year’s cycle a huge success.  A special thank you to the Parents’ Association for their planning and work over the past number of months! To all the children for their hard efforts in fundraising, to all who registered, stewarded, prepared food, served food, supervised, drove cars, tidied up and supported us in anyway, Thank You So Much!!!!!  Over €5,800 has been raised for our school.  See you next year!

Date posted: 13th June 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

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.

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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 |