Science

Science is taught as part of SESE (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education) and is integrated with geography and history. We enjoy doing experiments with the children and sometimes we participate in science workshops such as the “Discover Science” programme in the Discovery Park in Castlecomer.

Hibernating Hedgehogs!

Date posted: 9th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

As part of work on our Green Schools theme of biodiversity the senior pupils placed a hedgehog house in our grounds. We hope some hedgehogs use it as a cosy home for the winter.

We also planted an Oak tree in our grounds for National Tree Day on October 5th.

Date posted: 9th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

May and June in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy few weeks in 2nd , 3rd and 4th Class and the children have put in a great term’s work!  In English, we wrote about our sponsored cycle on the 10th June…

We studied a poem called “Monsters in Pyjamas” and looked at the verbs, adjectives and nouns in the poem.  The children had great fun creating their own colourful monsters!

The 3rd Class pupils wrote postcards to their friends….

In Geography and Science, we studied soil and learned about the various types in Ireland.  We learned that there is a mixture of clay and loam in Ireland.  We looked at a soil sample from our school garden and concluded that it was clay.  We felt the texture and measured the moisture in it too.  We also found a wriggly creature in it, the earthworm, which is the farmer’s friend!

In Geography, we studied animals of the rainforest.  Each child completed a mini project on an animal of their choice.  We learned lots about this beautiful natural resource, but also learned that it is in danger due to trees being cut down on a daily basis.

In Visual Arts, we drew pictures using pastels…

We created colourful Summer t-shirts!

We drew some pictures of everyday objects or still life…

We created cool characters going surfing!

As a fun activity, we made oreo and banana milkshakes to cool us all down in this hot weather!

We hope you all have a wonderful Summer break!  Well done to all the boys and girls on their hard work this year!

 

Date posted: 21st June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects, Visual Arts |

Some sun & plenty of fun in 5th & 6th Class!

Date posted: 15th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Wow! What a busy and fun few weeks we’ve had in the Senior Room. We went on our annual school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre and a great time was had by all!

That’s 13 meters high!

We looked in detail at the Irish coast in Geography, labelling islands and headlands and in Science we studied various sea creatures found in Irish waters.


Also in Geography we learned lots about China and created these maps surrounded by pictures and factual information about this interesting country.

We also learned lots about food chains in Science and created our own food chains as well as filling in some information sheets based on this topic.

Continuing on the aquatic theme we read about the platypus in English and drew and labelled this fascinating animal which seems to be a mixture of lots of different creatures!

We read about the Conger Eel too and created Encyclopedia Pages based on this sea creature.

In Art we also took inspiration from the sea to create tropical fish scenes and colourful sun catchers.


 

 

 

 

 

We also used our knowledge of lines to create colourful spiral designs and drew suns using straight and curved lines.

With Summer in mind we created bright, colourful butterflies in flight.

Capacity and Co-Ordinates are two of the topics we’ve learned about in Maths recently. 5th Class labelled capacity containers and 6th Class drew pictures from co-ordinates.

In SPHE we learned all about Road Safety and designed these posters based on this important subject.

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 15th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Here comes the Summer!!

Date posted: 5th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science |

During the month of May, the Junior Classroom have worked very hard in all areas of the curriculum. Following the Easter Break, they drew a picture of some activities they did during their holidays!

We welcomed 6 little chicks into the world during the month too! Every day, we watched them grow and at the end of the month, the children in the Junior Classroom named 2 of the chicks: Cookie & Bubbles!!!

In Maths, the children revisited the topic of Data and enjoyed tasting apples and recording the results from the class on a giant bar chart.

The results we graphed were that the Pink Lady Apple was the preferred apple while Royal Gala was the least favourite!

In SESE, the children enjoyed learning about Healthy Eating. They wrote their own Healthy Shopping List and also made some delicious fruit and vegetable bowls using stencils in Art.

In Geography, the children discussed the seasons of the year and in particular focused on Summer! In support of all their work on the topic, they designed their own “Flip Flops” to get us into the holiday mode!

First Class wrote their own Limericks during the month too!

They also created their own colourful characters!

Towards the end of the month, the children made their own cartoon creatures in SPHE who can really show their true qualities!

  

Well done on a great month’s work!

We’re looking forward to all the activities that June will bring!

Date posted: 5th June 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science |

The Wandesforde Chicks have Arrived!

Date posted: 16th May 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Science, Special Occasions, Subjects |

There has been huge excitement in and around the school following the delivery of 6 eggs from Nore Valley Farm almost 3 weeks ago!  Each day the children have been watching the incubator and waiting patiently to see if the eggs have hatched and the chicks have cracked their way through the shells!

On Monday morning, the 15th May, we were delighted to lift the insulated box and find 2 of the eggs had hatched!  Over the next 24 hours, we have welcomed 3 more chicks.  They need lots of warmth to dry out after coming from the egg but once they were dry and fluffy, some children helped transfer them to the box where they have lots of space to run around!

We are now waiting on the final egg to hatch!  If you are near the school, pop in to meet the chicks.  The children in each classroom have to decide on their names now…..We will keep you posted!

Date posted: 16th May 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Science, Special Occasions, Subjects |