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.

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 |

More March Madness !

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During March, the whole school celebrated World Book Day on Thursday, 2nd March by dressing up as their favourite character in a nursery rhyme or storybook. Didn’t the children and their parents do a fantastic job once again!

Well done to everyone 🙂

In preparation for our Annual Book Fair, the school welcomed local author Martin Brennan and enjoyed learning about his stories as well as how to write a book from start to finish!

The children also designed their own book covers of their favourite stories as an extra activity to celebrate Book Week!

Over the past number of weeks, the children have thoroughly enjoyed participating in basketball lessons with Joe Byrne. A big thank you to Joe for all his enthusiasm each week and for teaching us new skills in basketball 🙂

First Class participated in a local Anti-Bullying Poster Competition and drew very meaningful pictures to discourage bullying in schools.

In SPHE, the children enjoyed talking about what makes their families special. In support of this, the children drew pictures to demonstrate what they treasure in their lives.

In Geography, the children explored the topic of jobs people do. The children enjoyed learning about different jobs and they also drew pictures of what they might like to be in the future!

March would not be March without all the preparations for St. Patrick’s Day! In Art, the children made their own Colourful Crocks of Gold!

First Class also enjoyed making their own shamrock badges as an extra work activity 🙂

In Maths, the children played a dice game in pairs called “St Patrick’s Day Roll and Cover”

The children went on a Spring Nature Walk in the Discovery Park to identify the physical features of Spring! They also enjoyed a short visit to the playground 🙂

In Art, they constructed their own Daffodil Pictures which has brought a little bit of Spring into our classroom! 🙂

During the month, we also celebrated Mothering Sunday! The children made their own beautiful bouquets to say thank you 🙂

Finally, towards the Easter Holidays, the children have been actively engaged in all sorts of Easter activities! They designed their own picture on the theme “Bible Leaders” for the Annual Bishop’s Poster Competition

They entered a local Easter Colouring Competition in Eurospar

and they made their own Easter Chicks to start the celebrations!

Well done on all your hard work over the past number of weeks. Happy Easter!

Date posted: 21st April 2017 | Category Basketball, Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

March Madness in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 7th April 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |


We have had a very busy and productive few weeks in the Senior Room. In Science we read all about various types of rocks and went around the school grounds naming and sketching different rocks.

We also learned all about our eyes and ears and labelled diagrams of them.

In art we made colourful shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day and bright Easter Wreaths.

With Spring now here we also painted different shades of pink, green and blue and created these pretty flowers.

For Mother’s Day we made and decorated cupcakes for our mums.

We learned all about Guide Dogs and the work they do in English. We designed these posters to inform people how they should behave around these dogs.

The Titanic was our topic in history and we found out lots of information about what happened to this majestic ship, as well as the people on board, including crew and passengers. We wrote in the information we learned around pictures of the ship.

Finally in Religion we learned all about the events of Holy Week. We made wheels with each day of the week represented on them and wrote acrostic poems all about Judas.

Date posted: 7th April 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |