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Special Occasions

We are a very busy school! This year as a treat, we all went to the Gaeity Theatre to see “Aladdin”. This was kindly paid for by the Board of Management and we had a fantastic day. Sometimes we hold a Carol Service or Christmas Play in St. Mary’s Church just before the Christmas holidays and then come back to the school for a party. All the parents are invited back for tea/coffee and to see our Christmas art and craft.

October & Halloween Fun with 4th, 5th & 6th Class!

Date posted: 3rd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has come and gone so quickly! The children have once again put in a lot of hard work. In Art, the children designed their Annual Christmas Card so creatively and so well! These will be back to the school in November for parents and families to purchase 🙂

The children visited the local library to select books for our classroom library.

In English, we have been reading the novel “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo. The children worked so well at designing their own front cover for the novel as well as completing a character profile pyramid.

The children studied trees and plants in Science and in support of the work they covered in this area, they created their own colourful leaf collages.

The school welcomed Heritage Expert, Paddy Madden in October. He engaged the children in a very interactive and educational workshop on ecology. The children explored all the resources he had on display and they also enjoyed exploring our school’s outdoor environment and the aspects of nature we are so fortunate to have there.

Two pupils in 5th Class completed projects with Ms. Brennan over the past number of weeks. They presented their projects to the class through Powerpoint which was very impressive! Well done boys on all your hard work and for presenting 2 great projects to the class, one on the Titanic and the other on the Celts! A big thank you also to Ms. Brennan for all her knowledge, guidance and support during their project work.


We had to say a fond farewell to Santiago and Jacobo who have been pupils in our school for the past 7 weeks. They will be sadly missed by the Senior Room and Ms. Wilson. We hope you both are well settled back into school and family life in Spain 🙂

In Art, the children made their own “Abstract Apples for Autumn” having looked and responded to works of abstract art.

The children designed a Fire Safety Poster with their own fire safety message for Halloween in SPHE

In preparation for Halloween, the children created their own spooky hand puppets. They also designed their own Halloween costume for a Folens Art Competition.

The children took part in a lantern making workshop for the Festival of Light which will take place in Castlecomer on Friday, 1st December. The children made their own paper cut out pictures in preparation for the lanterns they will make back in class during November.


Finally on the day of the Halloween Holidays, the children dressed up “spooktacularly” in full Halloween costume! Well done on all your creativity. You all made a super effort once again!

Enjoy your well deserved Mid Term Break and we’ll see you all in November!

Date posted: 3rd November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy Halloween from Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October has been another busy month for Junior and Senior Infants. Check out what we’ve been up to!

We learned all about the vet in Aistear this month. We had great fun making animals in junk art, constructing a dog kennel from polydrons and making a surgery in construction as well as acting out in role play, making animals from play dough & working with water.

Autumn is now in full swing and the pupils have been learning lots about this time of year. We made colourful trees with cotton buds and paint and went on a walk to see all the things happening in nature at this time. We learned all about Oak trees and made some bark rubbings.

We were delighted to welcome Paddy Madden to our school on Friday 20th Oct. He taught us all about different areas of nature. We looked at pond animals, mammals, hedgerows and insects.

Senior Infants were revising their numbers and used play dough to shape the number, counted it out in cubes, as well as putting the correct number of apples on the tree!

In SPHE we learned all about different feelings and drew our own happy faces 🙂

Halloween is upon us and we made Spooky Pumpkins and coloured in scary pictures.

We also made some trees on crepe paper using autumn colours. The light shone through them when we put them up on the windows.

To celebrate Halloween we had fun dressing up in scary, spooky costumes and making rice krispie monsters!

Date posted: 28th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October Fun and Games in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 27th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallow'een, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Halloween Holidays are here and we have had lots of fun in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class!  We wrote “Spooky Poems” for Halloween with lots of great adjectives!

In Maths, the children in 1st and 2nd were learning about 2D shapes.  They created their own 2D shape pictures…

We created “Spinning Spiders” in lots of funky colours in Art and also created our “Freaky Frankensteins” that move!

We had a visit from Paddy Madden, the Heritage in Schools Expert in Biodiversity.  The children had a lovely morning exploring the various habitats and specimens that Paddy brought to show them!

On Friday, 27th October, we learned how to make our very own lanterns in a workshop led by Tunda and Shannon.  These will be used at the light festival on Friday, 1st December in Castlecomer.

To celebrate Halloween, we all dressed up in fantastic costumes and had some báirín breac!

We made treat boxes and filled them with goodies for the week that we are off!  I wonder will the treats make it home before they are eaten???

We hope you all have a Happy Halloween and enjoy the week off school!

Date posted: 27th October 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallow'een, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Our End of Year Service 2017!

Date posted: 23rd June 2017 | Category Blog, Special Occasions |

Wandesforde National School held its end of year service yesterday, 22nd June in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  It was a happy and a sad occasion in one, saying goodbye to staff members and a great 6th class who will no longer be with us next year.

First of all we had a presentation to Mrs. Kay Murtagh who was our learning support teacher.  We thank her most sincerely once again for all her years of service and teaching in the school.  Rev. Patrick presented her with a gift from the Board of Management.

We also had a presentation to Mrs. Carmel Doyle, our SNA who has worked with us over the past 2 years.  We thank her for all her help and support in Wandesforde National School.

We then presented all the 6th class pupils with Bibles and cards, signed by teachers and their classmates.  We wish them the very best as they move on to the various secondary schools.  They will be greatly missed!

We wish you all a very happy Summer!

 

Date posted: 23rd June 2017 | Category Blog, Special Occasions |

The Wandesforde Chicks have Arrived!

Date posted: 16th May 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Science, Special Occasions, Subjects |

There has been huge excitement in and around the school following the delivery of 6 eggs from Nore Valley Farm almost 3 weeks ago!  Each day the children have been watching the incubator and waiting patiently to see if the eggs have hatched and the chicks have cracked their way through the shells!

On Monday morning, the 15th May, we were delighted to lift the insulated box and find 2 of the eggs had hatched!  Over the next 24 hours, we have welcomed 3 more chicks.  They need lots of warmth to dry out after coming from the egg but once they were dry and fluffy, some children helped transfer them to the box where they have lots of space to run around!

We are now waiting on the final egg to hatch!  If you are near the school, pop in to meet the chicks.  The children in each classroom have to decide on their names now…..We will keep you posted!

Date posted: 16th May 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Science, Special Occasions, Subjects |