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The children enjoy playing hockey outdoors as part of their PE lesson. We also have the use of a hall if we want to play indoor hockey (unihoc).

Spring Madness in the Senior Classes!

Date posted: 28th April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Hockey, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Spring has come and gone and the Senior Classroom were in full swing during the very busy months of March & April!

In Art, the children engaged in a still life drawing of daffodils and produced artwork Vincent Van Gogh would be very proud of!

In History, the children participated in a local library project entitled “Hobbies Long Ago”. They interviewed a family member, friend or neighbour on this topic and complimented their work with a photograph. These mini projects will be on display in Castlecomer Library during May.

In Maths, the children played “Beetle Drive” as a small group activity!

They also explored the area of 2D shapes and symmetry and engaged in practical work identifying lines of symmetry in various shapes.

In SESE, the children explored aspects of the water cycle as well as types of fish in our rivers and lakes. They made their own 3D fish to support this area in their books!

In Religion, the children explored Prayer Writing and composed their own prayers on the topic of World Issues

Letter writing both formal and informal was taught in English during Spring. The children wrote formal letters to their favourite authors and informal/penpal letters to their Finnish Penpals!

In Geography, the children completed mini projects on a chosen county in Ireland. They had to research the names of rivers, towns, landmarks as well as other areas of interest in their county.

During Spring, we celebrated Mother’s Day. The children made their own pop-up cards and bookmarks for their loved ones.

We also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day and the children made their own colourful shamrock pictures using chalk pastels.

They also composed their own Limerick poems in English on the theme of being Irish!

In P.E. the children actively engaged in field hockey and enjoyed playing it outdoors too!

During the month, we were delighted to be part of the Ireland AM documentary which was broadcast from the Discovery Park. The children really enjoyed their moment of fame on television with their school ūüôā

In preparation for Easter, the children designed our Easter Coffee Morning Posters

They designed a poster on the theme “Caring for God’s World” for the Bishop’s Art Competition.

The children worked with clay in Art and made their own colourful egg cups!

Finally, in Religion the children made their own paper plate craft depicting the events of Holy Week

Well done Senior Classes for all your hard work during the lead up to our Easter holidays!!

Date posted: 28th April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Hockey, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Spring is in the air in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February and March have been very busy months with lots of celebrations to prepare for as well as all our usual hard work in curricular areas!

At the start of the month, the children decorated their own St. Brigid’s Day Cross in response to work covered in both Religion and History.

In History, the children explored the traditions of the Chinese New Year. They enjoyed making their own monkeys to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey!

The children also made their own Chinese Lanterns!

On the 9th February, the whole school celebrated Pancake Tuesday by having a Healthy Breakfast together with pancakes and other healthy breakfast options! Mmmmm!

In Geography, we made our own Weather Dials to support our work on weather.

The children enjoyed a trip to our local library to return books and choose some more books to bring back to our classroom library!

In Gaeilge, we explored the theme “Bia” and to support our work, we designed our own “Cise√°n Picnic”

The children made their own Noah’s Ark in Religion in response to work covered on this biblical story

In assembly during the month, we had some unexpected visitors which really put a smile on the children’s faces. Thank you to Jackie Neale for bringing in Se√°n the lamb, Rasher, the puppy and Annabel the rabbit!

We celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and the children worked so well at making their own “Explosive Hearts” using wool!

For Mother’s Day on Sunday, 6th March, the children made their own colourful paper bouquet and card.

In P.E. the children have been learning how to play Unihoc. They particularly enjoyed playing “Sharks” and “Snatch the Bacon!”

They even got to practise their hockey skills in their costumes for World Book Day which we also celebrated at the start of Book Week in our school!

Before our Easter Holidays, we were very busy writing our Easter Cards to our Finnish Penpals¬†and we also had to complete our entry for the Bishop’s Poster Competition. The theme this year was “1916: Rethink, Re imagine and Reinvent.” The children drew pictures of family and school life 100 years ago!

Finally in Art, the children made their own “Leaping Leprechauns” for St. Patrick’s Day¬†

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody. Enjoy your Easter Holidays and we’ll see you all back at Wandesforde on the 4th April!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February Fun!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy doing new activities this month!

During the month, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. The children made their own handprint photo frame as a gift for their parents.

The children also had fun making their own chocolate hearts as a little treat for their loved ones too!

We melted both milk and white chocolate in the microwave. Mmmm!

We poured the melted chocolate into heart shaped moulds!

The moulds were then put in the fridge to set ūüôā

Finally our very own chocolate hearts were ready for packaging!!

The children¬†brought their handmade chocolates home in¬†their¬†Valentine Treat Boxes ūüėČ We hope you enjoyed them!!

In Art, the children drew their own picture for the Annual Texaco Drawing Competition. Here is just a glimpse of some of their very colourful entries!

Good Luck Everybody!

As part of a Whole School Art Competition, the class drew a picture showing ways to save water for the Green Flag Committee!

Didn’t they do a great job!

Finally, after all their hard work, they did have time to learn new skills and play Uni Hoc with Ms. Wilson!

Great work once again Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 2nd March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hockey, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Hockey

Date posted: 9th March 2011 | Category Blog, Hockey, Physical Education | Tagged |

In our school we have lots of sports equipment. My favourite sport is hockey. During PE we warm up and then our teacher splits us up into groups. We then play lots of matches.

After our matches we have a final and the winners of the final get a treat from the teacher.  When we play hockey we use plastic or tennis balls as they are safer. Our school is very health and safety aware!

By Clifford, Sarah and Georgia – 6th class.

Date posted: 9th March 2011 | Category Blog, Hockey, Physical Education | Tagged |