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Christmas

Christmas is a busy time at the school. We send the Christmas shoeboxes in November, we are then busy practising for our Christmas play and Carol Service, sometimes we go carol singing or have a Christmas fair. We also have a Christmas party and Santa comes and if we are good, we each get a goody bag.

Christmas Celebrations in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 21st December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Middle Classroom, Music, Visual Arts |

2nd and 3rd Class boys and girls have been very busy for the past few weeks decorating the classroom, writing stories and having fun as Christmas approaches!  We really enjoyed doing lots of Art & Craft from the various strands of the Primary School Curriculum.  We painted some love pictures of Rudolph, Santa, Christmas Trees and Angels and displayed them in the classroom!

We also made felt stockings, sewed them together and decorated them with different characters…

The boys and girls painted glass jars with holly, presents, santa claus and rudolph and then we each placed a tea-light candle into the jars.  They will look very well when they are lit up on Christmas Eve!

In English the children wrote wonderful stories about Christmas adventures.  Come into the class and have a look at them.  Some boys and girls wrote stories that were 5 pages long!

We also made Christmas decorations for our trees at home.  We used Hama Beads to create the designs and then they were ironed by a teacher to melt the beads together.  They look so nice on the wall in our classroom and will look nicer on the Christmas tree!

In Music, we learned a song called “The Christmas Alphabet”.  The children worked in pairs to depict the meaning of each letter and the word is on display in our classroom!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!

 

 

 

Date posted: 21st December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Middle Classroom, Music, Visual Arts |

Our letters to Santa!

Date posted: 9th December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom |

The 2nd and 3rd Class pupils wrote their letters to Santa last week.  On Monday, when the weather was better, we set off to the local post office to send them on their long journey to the North Pole!

We waited patiently all week for a letter and on Wednesday it came!  Santa and Mrs. Claus wrote back and thanked us for the letters and the pictures we included!  Santa said he was very busy making toys, feeding the reindeer for their long journey on Christmas Eve and packing the sleigh!  He asked us to leave out carrots for the reindeer and cookies and milk for him!

Come and read the letter from Santa on Wednesday 21st December at the Christmas party!  It really made us all smile!

Date posted: 9th December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom |

The Christmas Preparations have begun in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 7th December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Junior Classroom |

The Junior Room have been busy preparing for Christmas.

We started our Classroom Advent Calendar. Each day a child is chosen to take the treats out for that day.Our Letters to Santa have been posted in The Post Office!

 The school’s Christmas Tree has been decorated from top to bottom!!

We’re also busy preparing for our School Christmas Play in St. Mary’s Church in Castlecomer.

We can’t wait for Christmas-only 18 more days until Santa arrives and his beard has fully grown for us!!

Date posted: 7th December 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Junior Classroom |

Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

The children of Wandesforde National School, Castlecomer, have been busy over the past few weeks filling lots and lots of shoeboxes for children in poverty-stricken countries worldwide as part of Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  A total of 42 shoeboxes were collected and filled with various treats, toys, gloves, hats, scarves, colouring books, pencils and crayons.  A huge thank you to all the children who brought in a shoebox and to the Mums and Dads who helped pack them.  The shoeboxes are now on the long journey to Africa and Eastern Europe where they will, hopefully, bring a smile to the boys and girls who receive them.

Date posted: 16th November 2011 | Category Blog, Christmas, Fundraising Activities |

Our Christmas Party

Date posted: 27th December 2010 | Category Blog, Christmas |

After our Christmas Carol Service, we all went back to the school. The Parents Association had brought cocktail sausages, sausage rolls, chicken goujons and sandwiches for us and other parents had brought yummy cakes and chocolates.

Tom Byrne, chairman of the Parents Association, thanked all the teachers and other staff for all their hard work. Each member of staff and Canon Sherlock were presented with a lovely hamper.

The 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes watched a DVD and the 1st, 2nd, Infants and pre schoolers played games in the hall while the parents washed up and looked at all our art on display.

Then Santa came, each child got a goody bag and had his/her photo taken with Santa.

Miss Wilson got a hug!

Date posted: 27th December 2010 | Category Blog, Christmas |