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The children receive hurling coaching from a local hurling coach when available.

A Warm Welcome Back From the Senior Classroom

Date posted: 11th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hurling, Irish, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The first 6 weeks have flown by and the Senior Classroom have settled back very well to life in school with all its new practices and procedures!

In SPHE, we have been learning about Covid 19 and how we can help control its spread. We designed our own face masks in response to all that we learned

In Art, the children enjoyed creating their own Autumn Leaf Mosaics using coloured card and leaf cut outs.

We explored the theme of Autumn some more and wrote our own Autumn Sensory Poems in English!

The children enjoyed learning about the life and work of an American Street Artist called Thank You X in Art. In response to his work, they each designed their own cubes with pictures, shapes and patterns which we put together to create our own Collaborative Cube Mural

During September, we discussed the topic of Harvest in Religion and following this we drew our own Harvest Pictures to celebrate this very important time of year 🙂

We also got active in P.E. each week learning both hockey and hurling skills. We were fortunate to have GAA Coach, Brian Riain, back for 2 weeks to teach us some hurling drills 🙂

The children have been learning lots of new phrases and vocabulary in Gaeilge since returning to school. They drew their own pictures in response to some common phrases we met.

In Science, we studied the Reproductive Parts of a Flower and Plant and labelled the parts on our worksheets.

In History, we studied buildings and monuments in our local area. The children learned about the 1798 Monument just outside our school grounds which was erected to commemorate the Battle of Castlecomer, the last battle of the 1798 Rebellion

They also learned about the history of the Creamery House which dates back to 1750 and was unfortunately damaged during the 1798 Rebellion. Did you know that the Creamery House was once a Perambulator Factory where baby prams were made?!

In Art, the children expanded a small cut out scene to create their own imaginative landscapes

Finally on Friday, 9th October, the whole school participated in GOAL Jersey Day to support Goal’s work with vulnerable communities around the world.

We took out our hurls and practised our hurling skills in our jerseys!

Well done Senior Classes on a great start back to school after all our time apart 🙂

Date posted: 11th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hurling, Irish, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

School Tour 2016!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

On Thursday May 26th we all enjoyed a great day out in Dublin. We went on a Viking Splash Tour around the city and on the water in the morning.

Take a look at all the fun we had!

In the afternoon we visited Croke Park. We saw the changing rooms, corporate boxes, players lounge and went up into the stands.

Finally we visited the museum and interactive games where we were able to test our skills!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

Well Done Boys!

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Well done to two boys in 5th Class who took part in a Hurling Blitz on Monday, 25th May in the Community School in Castlecomer!  They got to the final and won!  Boys, we are very proud of you! 

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

September in the Senior Room

Date posted: 3rd October 2014 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Hurling, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy start to the year for the senior classes and we’ve completed lots of work in different subjects. Take a look and see what we’ve been up to!

In geography and science we studied buildings and the materials used to construct them. In art class we made these city skylines including some of the different buildings we’d looked at.


In science we also studied different plants and seed dispersal. We looked at the life cycle of plants and labelled plant and flower parts.

4th Class read the poem Autumn Time and created these beautiful storyboards showing what happens in each verse.

In art we made colourful autumn trees using yellow, orange and red paint. We printed the leaves using cotton buds!

We also celebrated Kilkenny winning the All Ireland and we were delighted to receive a visit from some of the Junior and Senior hurlers and all the silverware they won this year!!



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Date posted: 3rd October 2014 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Hurling, Science, Senior Classroom, 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 |