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Mathematics

We have great resources for the teaching of mathematics to all classes, including maths software, posters, manipulatives, blocks and other useful things.

Christmas is coming!

Date posted: 20th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Irish, Mathematics, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month for 4th, 5th and 6th class. We have been doing lots of different activities in different subject areas in preparation for Christmas. Below is some of the work we have done.

At the beginning of December we made clay pencil holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then painted Christmas stars and made window decorations. Here they are on display!

 

 

 

 

 

In maths 4th class have been learning about lines of symmetry and drew these symmetrical Christmas pictures.

 

Last Thursday we went to see the film Rise of the Guardians as a Christmas treat! In English we wrote our own reviews of the film.

 

Sa rang Gaeilge scríobh rang 4 scéal – An Chéad Nollaig.

 

In Assembly we learned all about Advent. Here is our Advent Calendar. Each day a child picks a treat from it.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Date posted: 20th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Irish, Mathematics, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Autumn Activities!

Date posted: 23rd October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

October has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in Wandesforde National School!  We have been focusing on the theme of Autumn and as part of this activity, we made Autumn books.  In these books are lots of activities such as Wordsearches, Art, Stories and an Autumn Trail!

In Art, we made collages of “Autumn Owls sitting on their Branches”…

We also made “Hibernating Hedgehogs” and used a special technique with our paintbrushes to create their spikes!

In Maths, 1st and 2nd Class pupils are learning about 2d shapes.  They had to create pictures using only 2d shapes.  Look at their wonderful pictures.  There are animals, warriors, houses, machines and lots more…

In 2nd Class, the children had to follow the instructions to make a banana milkshake.  They had great fun mixing, chopping and of course tasting!  The whole class got to taste the finished product!

Cheers!

 

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

CoderDojo!

Date posted: 18th September 2012 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

CoderDojo is a fun, exciting workshop, designed for children with an interest in computer and codes starting next Saturday, 29th September in Carlow Educate Together National School.  The workshop will enable children to learn how to design and build video games and websites using codes!  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, but all adults are welcome to stay also.  The workshop is recommended for children from the age of 8+.  Although the first workshop is booked out, check out http://facebook.com/CarlowCoderDojo for more details about this fun, educational workshop and to find out when the next one is taking place so you don’t miss a place!

Date posted: 18th September 2012 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

A different kind of Maths Lesson!

Date posted: 2nd April 2012 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Middle Classroom |

 

 

During the month of March, 3rd class children were learning about weight and capacity in their Maths lesson.  On one of the pages, there were questions based on “Emma’s Kitchen” and part of the activity included following a recipe to make Queen Cakes, so that’s exactly what we did!

The children weighed out the ingredients using a scale, mixed it up and put the mixture into bun cases…

Of course, the 2nd class helped to eat the finished product, along with the 3rd class!

 

Date posted: 2nd April 2012 | Category Blog, Mathematics, Middle Classroom |

Maths Trail in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 3rd March 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics |

On Wednesday, 29th February, the Junior Room did a Maths Trail on car registration numbers parked inside and outside the school grounds.

The children worked in pairs to identify the year, county and registration numbers of 10 cars.

After much investigating, we discovered that there were more “KK” car registrations parked outside than any other registrations.  We also saw a Longford (L) registration plate as well as a Wicklow (WW) registration plate which we hadn’t expected to find!

The children worked so well together and had great fun predicting, investigating and recording numbers in our school environment!

 

Well done Junior Room!

Date posted: 3rd March 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics |