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Our Work on Display

The children in the Wandesforde NS really enjoy doing art and we love to display our work for all to see!

Happy Mother’s Day from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 10th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The children in the Junior Classroom have had a lot of fun making cards and door hangers for their mothers this Mother’s Day!

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We hope you liked their artwork as they all made an extra special effort to show their mothers just how much they are appreciated for everything they do!

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We used ribbon, gems and stickers for our Designer Door Hangers!

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We hope you all have a nice, relaxing day as you deserve it! 🙂

Date posted: 10th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

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 |

February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month. In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “An Aimsir.” Look at their lovely drawings below showing different types of weather.

In History, the children have been learning all about The Vikings who invaded Ireland on long boats from Scandinavia in the 700s. To support the work covered, the children made their very own Viking helmets and family shields.

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Wandesforde’s Fierce & Frightening Vikings!!

Take a look at their Family Shields below!

The children listened to a piece of music called “Rise of the Valkyries” by the German composer, Richard Wagner in Music and drew pictures showing their own interpretation of the music.

February 14th was Valentine’s Day. In preparation for this special day, the children made their own hearts and had great fun learning to weave wool around the edge of them. We hope all the Mums and Dads liked their handmade heart of love!

In Art, the children painted their own rainbows using cotton buds instead of paintbrushes!!

Finally in Religion, the children have been learning the story of Noah’s Ark. They all chose an animal to colour and display on our very own Noah’s Ark!

Well done Junior Room for yet another month of hard work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Projects, Projects, Projects!

Date posted: 28th February 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display |

Over the past number of weeks, the 3rd Class pupils have been working EXTREMELY hard on projects!  Each pupil chose a topic that they had an interest in and also wanted to learn more about.  After weeks of researching, editing, typing and sticking, the projects were finally ready to present to the class.  The boys chose Henry Shefflin, Ford Tractors and Boxer Dogs as their research topics.  The girls chose Baking, Arctic Animals, Horses and The Royal Family as their topics.  They all did a wonderful job presenting them to the class.  Well done boys and girls!  You should all be very proud of your efforts!

Date posted: 28th February 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display |

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 |