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Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by the class teacher for 1 hour each week. The children are very fortunate to have other coaches and experts visit the school to teach soccer and basketball. We also attend swimming for a period of 8-10 weeks in the Summer term.

A Busy December in the Senior Room

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

The Senior Room have been very busy in their preparations for Christmas. Below are some photographs of all their hard work in all aspects of school life.

In Religion the children designed a picture for the Postal Bible School’s Calendar Competition

The children learned about the home in Gaeilge and they completed a fact file on their homes

In Maths, the topic of fractions put us all to the test! The children engaged in many class activities to reinforce this concept. They particularly enjoyed getting fractions of various 2D shapes which we displayed as decorations on and presents under our Christmas Tree!

During the month, we explored the topic of “Me” in SPHE. The children created their own treasure chests with pictures and symbols of what makes each of them special.

We looked at Pompeii in History and learned a lot about this ancient city. In support of all that they had learned on the topic, the children wrote their own historical newspaper report.

The children designed their own fantasy cups and saucers using various lines and shapes in Art. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

In preparation for Christmas, the children created lots of colourful art work and decorations for our classroom!

We received a free Science Workshop on electricity as a result of all our efforts recycling batteries last year. The children were actively involved in this workshop!

The children engaged in some Christmas baking also during the month. They made Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

They also enjoyed decorating their own Christmas Cupcakes!

The children outperformed themselves in the Funky Kids Show. Well done on all your hard work in preparation for the night. Thanks to Denis & Olivia of Funky Kids for their enthusiasm & support of the children during this 10 week workshop.

Santa als0 visited us before the holidays and the children got to meet Santa in their classroom:)

Well done Senior Classes on all your hard work in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy your well deserved Christmas break and see you all in 2019!!

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Sports Stars prove their metal!

Date posted: 23rd November 2018 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sport |

Stars in our eyes!

At the beginning of the school year the 6th class boys set their sights on being able to do a long distance run. We eventually settled on a distance of 2k, in line with Athletics Ireland’s recommended distances for the boy’s ages.

 

We set about a training programme which saw the boys slowly increasing their fitness and stamina to be able to run the distance, training most mornings. This training period was spread across 10 weeks culminating in their 2k run around the Castlecomer Community School running track on 16th November.

Supporting our 6th class runners

On the morning of the run, various groups from Wandesforde NS ran full laps or half laps with the each of the boys as they set their sights on getting around the track 4.5 times (which made up the 2 k).

All the boys achieved their goal of running the full 2k and were all cheered across the line by the rest of their school. The boys showed their determination and resilience in setting themselves this target and seeing it through. They should be proud of themselves. We certainly are very proud of them.

As the boys are cheered across the finish line.

At the end of the run, we all enjoyed some banana bread sent in by Gillian Roe to replenish our energy stores. Thanks Gillian ūüôā !

 

Just setting out!

Finish line in sight!

Date posted: 23rd November 2018 | Category Blog, Physical Education, Sport |

Summer Fun with Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 23rd June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Sport, Visual Arts |

As the year ends we have been busier than ever in the Junior Classroom!

We were learning all about the garden and garden centres in play. We role played in the Garden Centre, discovered tools gardeners use in the sand, made garden related items in junk art, constructed a garden centre in small world, made garden flowers from play dough & explored the use of water at the water station.

We also sowed sunflowers for our own gardens at home. We watered them and kept them on a sunny windowsill and after a few days they began to germinate. They were starting to grow quite tall by the time we brought them home!

We had great fun at our Sports’ Day, sprinting, running over hurdles, competing in the egg and spoon race and sack race.

Before our annual Sponsored Cycle we had a Cycle Safety Workshop. We learned how to safely steer around objects as well as how to use our brakes properly.

In Art we made sailing boats, we used potatoes to print the boats onto our painted background.

Before the holidays we had a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. As a treat we had some delicious Summer food – ice-cream and strawberries!

In Maths we’ve learned all about money. Here are Senior Infants sorting out their change!

We were also working on addition skills, Junior Infants played a game ‘Fill It, Spill It, Add It’ to learn about adding.

Senior Infants played Number Dots to practice their addition skills.

We continued to work hard learning tricky words. We practiced writing them with markers and shaping them in play dough and completing worksheets for different words.

We had a great morning learning to play drums and beating different rhythms.

In Science we learned all about the life cycle of a ladybird and we made paper plate ladybirds in Art.

Happy holidays everyone, have a great summer!

Date posted: 23rd June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Sport, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day 2018!

Date posted: 16th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

On Wednesday,¬† 13th June, we held our Annual Sport’s Day in Wandesforde National School!¬† Each year we have 5 races involving all the children.¬† The first of the races were sprints. The Infants had to sprint 20 metres.¬† 1st and 2nd had to sprint 30 metres and 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th had to sprint 60 metres!

The next race involved sprinting over hurdles!

Following this, we all had fun doing the “Egg and Spoon Race”

After all our hard work, it was time for a break and an ice cream!!

Next up was the sack race which always is a fun race to do and watch!

Finally, our Sports Day finished up with the Three Legged Race!

Sports Day wouldn’t be¬†Sports Day without our Annual Prizegiving!

Each child received a medal for all their fantastic efforts! They were also presented with their PAWS Swimming Certificates following all their hard work at swimming this year ūüėČ

6 children received a plaque for being a great team player and enjoying sports throughout the year! A trophy was also presented to the best overall achiever throughout the year at Wandesforde School. Well done to you all!

Well done to all the children on great participation in all Sports Day activities.

Date posted: 16th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Wandesforde gets Cycling with Sprocket Rocket!!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

In preparation for our Sponsored Cycle, the children participated in Cycling Ireland’s fun skills¬†programme called Sprocket¬†Rocket!

The children all brought in their own bicycles for the workshop which taught them the 4 main skills of cycling, they being: Cornering, Pedalling, Braking and Balance.

Thank you to Seamus and Charlie for all their hard work and enthusiasm on the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the programme and it really set them up for their big day on Saturday!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |