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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.

Our Sponsored Cycle 2013!

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Saturday, 8th June, the school held their annual sponsored cycle.  We were absolutely blessed with beautiful weather.  Cyclists started to arrive early and there was a great atmosphere around the school from the start to the finish.  As well as a fantastic spread of savoury and sweet food, the children were treated to ice-cream from the icicle bicycle, chips and lots more fun things.  There was also face-painting and games on the grass to keep everyone entertained.  Almost 200 adult cyclists participated in the event and we thank each and everyone for their support so far.  So far almost €5,900 has been raised but money is still coming in so we hope to pass the €6,000 mark!  A huge thank you to the Parents’ Association, staff, teachers and anyone who helped out by preparing food, serving food,  stewarding, cycling with the children, supervising, taking photographs and driving.  Without this help, the event would not be possible so thank you all very much!  Have a look at some lovely photos…..happy memories from a great day!

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See you all next year!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th June 2013 | Category Blog, Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Sport |

Swimming Lessons in the Summer Term!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sports, Swimming |

Swimming lessons commence after Easter for all children on Wednesday, 10th April 2013 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, 29th May 2013.

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Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sports, Swimming |

New Activities this November

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November has been another busy month for the Junior Classroom. Take a look at all their hard work below!

In Religion, the children have been learning about the Story of Jonah and so they made their own whales out of polystyrene cups!

We have had great fun singing all the well known Nursery Rhymes in Music and the children made their own Nursery Rhyme Booklet of rhymes they have learned.

 In English, the children have learned a lot of new letters this month. They even made some “Pretty Paper Peacocks” to support work on the letter “Pp”

We all enjoyed “Looking and Responding” to the work of the American Artist, Georgia O’ Keefe whose most famous paintings were based on flowers. Take a look below at the children’s own interpretations of her floral artwork!

In Drama, Funky Kids have kept us on our toes this month and the children have had great fun designing their own costumes as well as the backdrop for their show. Take a sneak peek below at a sample of what’s in store for you all at the Funky Kids Show on Monday, 10th December and Tuesday, 11th December!

In P.E. the children had their first experience of Gymnastics this year and they really enjoyed all the work on benches and mats

Finally in SPHE, the children learned about their emotions and created their own “Feeling Face” to show us how we can sometimes feel!

Well done to you all for a great month’s work!

 

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Liam McCarthy Cup comes to Wandesforde!

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Physical Education, Special Occasions, Sport |

On Thursday, 4th October, Wandesforde School was very privileged to have members of the Kilkenny Hurling Team visit our school.

It was an eventful day as all the children cheered on Kilkenny and waved their flags whilst wearing Vintage Clothing for our Bishop’s Charity Tour! The photographs below are proof of how delighted the children were to meet the players and of course, hold the Liam McCarthy Cup!!

A big thank you to the Kilkenny Hurling Team for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit us all at Wandesforde School! 

 

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Physical Education, Special Occasions, Sport |

Sports’ Day 2012!

Date posted: 21st June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports |

On Wednesday 20th June , the children in Wandesforde NS had their annual sports’ day!  Each year, we focus on the fun aspect of playing sports.  Thankfully, the sun was shining and we had a great day!  We had 5 events throughout the morning.  They included races, hurdles, a three-legged race, the egg and spoon race and a sack race!  Here are some photos of the day…

Lots of determined faces…..

The children were each given an ice-cream to cool down after all that work!

And of course each child got a gold medal as they are all winners!   Well done everybody!

 

 

 

Date posted: 21st June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sports |