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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!

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 |

2nd & 3rd Class Read “Brush – A Tale of 2 Foxes”

Date posted: 5th December 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The children in 2nd and 3rd class read a book called “Brush – A Tale of 2 Foxes” over the past few weeks.  It was written by Pierce Feiritear and illustrated by a 14 year-old boy called Conor O’ Brien.  It’s a story about 2 young foxes, Misty and Ash, who try to help feed their family during the cold Winter months and get up to all sorts of mischief on the way!  We really enjoyed reading the book and the children completed a book review and scored the book out of ten.

2nd and 3rd class pupils love writing stories.  In English, 3rd class wrote wonderful stories about animals!  They used great adjectives and verbs when writing their stories!

In SPHE, we completed a lesson called “Flower Power”.  We discussed our possibilities and strengths and recorded them on petals on flowers.  Some boys and girls are really good at soccer, others are really good at being a friend and sharing.  Our flowers are now on display in the classroom on our SPHE wall.

In SESE, we learned all about volcanoes, how they work and lots of facts about them.  We integrated the SESE lesson with Visual Arts and completed “Exploding Volcanoes” with lava, rocks and fire exploding from the craters.  Have a look at our work!

In History, we learned all about Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving was first celebrated in 1621 in America.  Turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving, just as we eat them for Christmas in Ireland.  We used our handprints to make “Thanksgiving Turkeys” in Art!

 

Date posted: 5th December 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Autumn Art

Date posted: 27th September 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

Autumn is here again and the boys and girls in the senior room have taken inspiration from the beautiful autumn trees around our school in Castlecomer for their art.

First we painted a blue and green background, then our tree. Next we used wooden blocks and cotton wool to print on leaves in autumn colours yellow, orange, red and brown. They really brighten up our classroom!

Date posted: 27th September 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

Making Spring Daffodils in the Middle Classroom

Date posted: 10th March 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

Making spring daffodils in the Middle Classroom

With spring slow to arrive with snow and frost forecast, the Middle classroom decided to make their own daffodils and create their own bright springlike display.  Using paints and egg cartons, they painted the egg carton shapes and stuck them to their paintings which were prepared earlier.

Date posted: 10th March 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

Under the Hawthorn Tree – Book Covers

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We all designed book covers for the book ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ which was about a family that lived in famine times in the mid nineteenth century.

Date posted: 16th February 2011 | Category Blog, English, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |