Hallow’een

We enjoy taking part in the Moneenroe Art Competition each year.

Autumn Fun in the Midddle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September and October have been full of fun and activities in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  The Summer holidays are a distant memory for us all now and we have certainly settled back in to our new classes!  2nd and 3rd Class children wrote about their Summer in English, while the 1st Class pupils drew a “snapshot” of their Summer memories…

In SPHE we discussed friendship and the many things our friends do to help us in school and in our lives.  The children drew wonderful pictures and we created a poster…

In Visual Arts we created “Funky Faces” and “Slithering Snakes” .  Don’t they look great on the wall?

We were very fortunate to have 2 visitors to the school in the last few weeks, providing their expertise and knowledge through a workshop for the children.  The first visitor was Fiona from Dogs’ Trust, a charity that you all may know, that encourages families to provide a home to abandoned dogs.  We learned lots from Fiona about how to care for these loving pets and also received a pencil and a picture to colour.  Thank you Fiona for visiting Wandesforde National School!

Our second visitor was Una Halpin, who came to the school to do a workshop on rocks and fossils with the children.  The children had ample opportunities to freely explore the various rocks, gems and fossils that Una brought in her suitcase!  Thank you Una for a very informative lessson and thank you to Ms. Wilson for organising this workshop through the Heritage in Schools Scheme.

During the month of October the children dug up the vegetables in the school garden…

Mrs. Dooley and the 6th class children made wedges for the whole school.  Thank you all very much!  They were delicious!

As Hallowe’en is approaching, we had to all have some “Bairin Breac”, and of course all the children wanted to find the “Fainne”…

Well done to this lucky pupil, who found the ring!

We all got dressed up on Friday, 24th October and had a non-uniform day to rasie money for the school tour next year.  Can you spot any vampires or witches in the picture?

And finally, here are a few pictures of the Hallowe’en art completed by the children over the past few weeks.  We hope you all enjoy the mid-term break and see you all in November!

Date posted: 26th October 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

October Spooktacular Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st November 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and once again the Junior Classroom have been hard at work!

In English, we learned a lot of new letters. We made our very own Paper Plate Indians for the letter “i”.

 and Colourful Cupcakes for the letter “c”

 In History, the children learned about the Aboriginal Culture and painted Australian Animals using cotton buds!!

We studied the season of Autumn and made some “Autumnal Trees” in Science.

 The children listened to the musical piece “The Aquarium” by Camille Saint Saens and responded to it by drawing a picture representing the music.

In Gaeilge, we enjoyed learning Halloween words through games and rhymes. We particularly enjoyed learning the rhyme “Oíche Shamhna is Bairín Breac”. Of course we had to sample some barn brack just to appreciate the rhyme!!

We also has a Halloween Dress Up Day in school. The children really enjoyed showing off their fantastic costumes to all their friends in school 🙂 

The children also made their own clay spiders and egg carton bats in Art.

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Happy Halloween Everybody from Ms. Wilson &

 the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st November 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallow'een, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Our Hallowe’en Dress Up Day at Wandesforde!

Date posted: 30th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een |

On Friday, 25th October, the whole school enjoyed wearing their Halloween costumes to school for the day. Take a look at all the wonderful costumes below!

Happy Halloween!!

Date posted: 30th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een |

Autumn and Hallowe’en with 4th, 5th & 6th Class

Date posted: 28th October 2013 | Category Blog, Drama, English, Hallow'een, History, Irish, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

October has been a busy month in the senior classroom. We have been busy working on the themes of autumn and Hallowe’en. In English we wrote stories with a spooky theme for Hallowe’en. The boys and girls came up with some terrific and terrifying stories!

 

In science class we learned about materials and recycling, we looked closely at the recycling process for aluminium and glass. We then designed clothes from recycled materials.

In history we have studied Ancient Greece and learned lots of interesting facts about life in Athens and Sparta. Continuing this theme we invented a Greek character in drama and spoke in role as this character.

 

Returning to the theme of Hallowe’en in art we made these spine-chilling spider webs using silver paint and egg cartons for the spiders.

 

We also made colourful autumn trees using match sticks and tissue paper.

 

In Gaeilge we drew these Oíche Shamhna themed pictures after listening to instructions in Irish.

 

Well done 4th, 5th & 6th class on all your hard work! Wishing everyone a very Happy Hallowe’en,  enjoy the break!

 

Date posted: 28th October 2013 | Category Blog, Drama, English, Hallow'een, History, Irish, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Hallow'een, History, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A very happy Hallowe’en to everyone from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  Over the past few weeks we have been quite busy learning about Hallowe’en in various subjects, including History, SPHE and Gaeilge.  The children made spooky spiders spinning their webs using various materials.  Did you know a spider has 8 eyes but despite this, they can’t see very well!

In Visual Arts, we also created spooky silhouettes!  The children drew witches, cats, bonfires and pumpkins, cut them out and placed them on orange painted paper.

We also discussed staying safe at Hallowe’en in SPHE.  To celebrate the fun aspects of Hallowe’en, the children baked cupcakes and decorated them with delicious toppings!

One of the very kind Mums in our class, Majella, made us all a delicious cupcake each with spooky icing and creations on top.  Thank you Majella!

On Friday, 25th October, the whole school dressed up and each child brought in €2 for school funds.  Here is a photo of some scary pupils in their wonderful attire on the day.  Well done boys and girls.  Have a happy and safe Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 26th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Hallow'een, History, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |