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Soccer

The boys and girls love to play soccer at breaktime and in their PE lesson. This year we enlisted the help of coach Dwayne Wilson. Dwayne taught each class for 1 hour over a period of ten weeks. The children learned top tips on passing, shooting and the general rules of the game.

Spooktacular goings on in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 28th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Soccer, Visual Arts |

October has been another busy month in our room. We visited Castlecomer Library and heard authors Sin√©ad Dore and Claire Keating reading from their book Bea’s Ocean Commotion. We did some fun activities with them to help us if we feel worried too.

In English Junior Infants are busy learning lots of letter sounds and Senior Infants are learning new Tricky Words all the time. Juniors had fun playing games to revise their sounds.

Our Art this month included painting and cutting Autumn leaves as well as sponge painting to make bat silhouettes.

We were delighted to welcome Heritage in Schools Artist Orla Bates to Wandesforde. Orla discussed the topic of Autumn with us, going outside to look at all the colourful Autumn leaves before we created Autumn Leaf Clay Pots!

In SESE we learned all about the season of Autumn. We discovered the farmer is really busy at this time of year harvesting corn, ploughing fields and picking appples and pumpkins. We sequenced the story of The Little Red Hen and learned all about bats in the run up to Halloween!

We learned all about colours, we mixed primary colours to find out what secondary colours we can make and recorded our results on these colour wheels.

Our Play topic this month was Autumn and Halloween. We made items in Junk Art and Play Doh, we created woodlands in Small World, we built spooky houses and castles in Construction and we had fun finding things related to the topic in the sand.

Making hedgehogs in Junk Art
Making a combine for the farmers in Autumn in Junk Art
Using Play Doh to make pumpkins
Making spiders
Creating bats!
Creating Autumn woodlands in Small World
Building a Haunted House in Construction
Creating a witch’s house in the sand

In PE we were practicing skills in playing different games, focusing on running and ball skills.

Before the Halloween holidays we made some tasty Halloween rice krispie pumpkin treats and dressed up in our Halloween costumes! Happy Halloween to all, have a lovely break ūüôā

Date posted: 28th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Soccer, Visual Arts |

September in the Senior Room

Date posted: 7th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, History, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Soccer, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Welcome back everybody to a new school year! September has been a very busy month for us all.

In SPHE, the children designed their own Mandala to express their uniqueness and individuality.

They also created their own “All About Me” Iphone Worksheet

In preparation for the Rugby World Cup in Japan, we explored the flags and jerseys of the teams participating in the tournament. We also looked at statistics of teams who had won in previous World Cup Competitions. With all of this information, we made our own predictions as to who will win the 2019 World Cup Title!

The children explored facial features in Art and completed the other half of these faces! You may recognise some political leaders amongst them!!

Following on from this art lesson, the children drew their own Self Portraits from a photograph of themselves. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

The children explored many Irish Myths and Legends in History this month. In response to the Children of Lir, they created their own storyboard with a partner.

We welcomed Orla Bates, a Heritage in Schools Expert to our school in September. Orla engaged the children in a Pigment Painting Workshop whereby they made their own paints using soil pigments and binder. They then created some wonderful Stone Age Soil Paintings in their groups!

In Drama, the children engaged in many co-operative games. They particularly enjoyed the M&M Game as it involved them getting to know each other while eating a packet of M&Ms! Mmmmmm!

The children engaged in Recount Writing in English and wrote up a report of their Summer Holidays!

We were very lucky to be treated to a theatrical production of the Wizard of Oz at our school on the last day of September. The Senior Classroom not only enjoyed watching the performance but also were engaged in a workshop on Costume & Set Design as well as Sound, Lighting & Stage Production!

Well done to all the children for all their hard work during their first month back at school!

Date posted: 7th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, History, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Soccer, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Go Ireland Go!!

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Soccer, Sports |

As part of the Junior Classroom’s preparation for Euro 2012, the children have been learning all the flags of the teams competing in the football competition. Take a look at their flags!

As well as learning the flags of the countries in Euro 2012, the children had to predict which team they think would win Euro 2012.

Here is a breakdown of their predictions so hopefully we will have a winner in our Class Euro 2012  Competition!!

11 children predicted Ireland would win, 2 children predicted that Germany would win, 2 children predicted that Spain would win , 1 child predicted that England would win, 1 child predicted Denmark would win, 1 child predicted Greece would win and 1 child predicted Italy would win.

¬†We made our own cups with “green, white and gold” streamers¬†on them to support the Irish Team!

Go Ireland Go!!! 

We’re really hoping that Ireland wins Euro¬†2012!

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Physical Education, Soccer, Sports |

Soccer at Playtime

Date posted: 1st March 2011 | Category Blog, Soccer |

The first and second class boys will be getting new goals soon.

We have  great fun playing soccer and we have lots of room to score goals.

By Will and Alan.

Date posted: 1st March 2011 | Category Blog, Soccer |

Soccer coaching with Wilson Soccer Coaching

Date posted: 23rd January 2011 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Soccer, Sport |

The children have enjoyed ten weeks of soccer training with Dwayne Wilson of Wilson Soccer Coaching. They have learnt lots of new skills as well as partaking in good teamwork activities.





Many thanks to the Board of Management for treating the children and ensuring they are learning lots of new sporting skills, keeping fit and having good fun.


The Wilson Soccer Coaching will be doing a 4 day soccer coaching camp at Easter from 10am-2pm at the very reasonable cost of ‚ā¨50 per child. Please contact Miss Wilson if you would like to take part.

Date posted: 23rd January 2011 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Soccer, Sport |