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Book Week

Book Week is a yearly event at Wandesforde School. The children have the opportunity to peruse and purchase books during the week and the school receives a book commission on all books sold.

Another Successful Book Week!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English |

Book Week at Wandesforde National School continues to be as successful as ever. This year, Irish author, Liam Farrell visited our school during Book Week to further support the children’s interest and enthusiasm in literature. Below is just a glimpse of Liam’s fun and interactive workshops with the children!

Liam impressed the children in the Junior Classroom with his wolf costume!

The Middle Classroom enjoy listening to Liam in character as

“The Big Good Wolf”

The Senior Classroom listen attentively to Liam’s workshop on storywriting!

Thank you Liam for giving us all a very lively, engaging and  motivating storytelling and storywriting workshop. The children really enjoyed your time with them at Wandesforde! Thank you also for giving out the certificates for “The Best Dressed Book Character”  in each class!

Junior Infant Winner dressed up as a Dinosaur!

Senior Infant Winner dressed up as Pinnochio!

1st Class Winner dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood!

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2nd Class Winner dressed up as Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

3rd Class Winner dressed up as “Wally” from the Where’s Wally Books!

4th Class Winner dressed up as Sherlock Holmes!

5th Class Winner dressed up as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games!

6th Class Winner dressed up as Indiana Jones!

Congratulations to all the winners who each got to pick a free book from the Book Fair. Well done to all the children for dressing up so creatively during Book Week. Your costumes were so creative and we hope you enjoyed being in character for the day!!

Finally, our Book Fair total this year was a whopping €849.17. Thank you to all the families who supported the Book Fair.  A big thank you also to all the school staff and children who helped out in any way during Book Week. Your support is very much appreciated!. The school now look forward to receiving  €510 in Book Commission for our classroom libraries!!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English |

Book Fair 2015!

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Wandesforde National School’s Annual Book Fair opens on Friday, 20th March until Wednesday, 25th March 2015. On these days, the Book Fair will be open from 9.05-9:45 a.m. & from 2-3 p.m.

Once again, the school will receive 60% book commission of all money raised to help further resource our classroom libraries!

We look forward to seeing you all there! 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Bring on the Book Fair!!

Date posted: 17th March 2014 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Wandesforde National School’s Annual Book Fair opens on Thursday, 27th March until Tuesday, 1st April 2014. On these days, the Book Fair will be open from 9.05-10 a.m. & from 2-3 p.m.

Once again, the school will receive 60% book commission of all money raised to help further resource our classroom libraries!

We look forward to seeing you all there 🙂

 In support of books and our Book Fair, the school look forward to welcoming local children’s author, Martin Brennan, to our school on Friday, 28th March. We’ll keep you posted on all we learn and do at this storytelling and storywriting workshop!

Date posted: 17th March 2014 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Irish Author, Martina Murphy visits our school!

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Friday, 15th March 2013, the school welcomed Irish author, Martina Murphy to further support literacy development in our school. Martina’s visit coincided with our “Green Day” for St. Patrick’s Weekend which made it all the more enjoyable and of course memorable for the children! During the day, the children actively engaged in storytelling and drama workshops with Martina.

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Writers in schools 032 Martina presented each pupil with a Certificate of Achievement to acknowledge their own literature in our “We are Writers” Book!

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Junior & Senior Infants

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First & Second Class

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Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Class

Thank you Martina for sharing your work with us and in so doing, encouraging the children to further engage in all aspects of literacy! 

 

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Come to our Book Fair!

Date posted: 9th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Our Annual Book Fair commences on Thursday, 14th March until Wednesday, 20th March 2013. The Fair will open from 9.10a.m. until 10a.m. each morning and from 2.10p.m. until 3.10p.m each afternoon.

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This year, we will have our very own “We are Writers Book” on sale at the fair for €8. Over the past 4 weeks, every child in our school has been busy creating and inputting their poem or story into our book. This is the first time the school has taken on such an exciting and unique project which we hope will continue in subsequent years based on feedback from our sales and from the whole school body.

Following all the children’s creative writing, the school held an “In-School Art Competition” whereby all the children were invited to design a cover for our book. The standard of artwork was very impressive, however, there could only be one winner.

Congratulations to Scott Neale in 5th Class who designed this very creative and colourful front cover picture for our book!Each teacher also awarded a Book Fair Voucher to a boy and girl in their classroom for their artwork in this competition. Well done to Ava Donnellan and Conall McNulty in the Junior Classroom, Sofia Kerr and Owen Stewart in the Middle Classroom and Abbey Harris and Owen Connor in the Senior Classroom.

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 All the children’s artwork will be on display at our Book Fair 🙂

In support of books and our Book Fair, the school look forward to welcoming Irish children’s author and dramatist, Martina Murphy, to our school on Friday, 15th March as part of the Writers in School Scheme. We’ll keep you posted on all we learn and do at this storytelling and storywriting workshop!

Date posted: 9th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |