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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.

A Busy April in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |

April has come and gone and the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have been busy working in all subject areas!

Today, on Tuesday, 26th April, we welcomed Philip and Richie, from the local Fire Brigade in to talk to the children about fire safety in the home.  They presented each child with a fire safety pack and reminded them of the number to ring if there was a fire.  The children then had to complete a fire safety check in their homes for homework.

In SPHE, we learned all about the senses and the children brought in some pictures which were sorted and categorised according to the senses used.  We then played a game where we had to guess objects using sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste!

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In Visual Arts, the children created “Spiral Eye-Teasers” and painted Spring Pictures….

In English, the children wrote reports about their long Easter break…

They also created very cool and creative characters.  They described their likes and dislikes and gave them an interesting name!

And finally, we designed our own “Marvellous Masquerades” using lots of bits and bobs from the art press!  Well done boys and girls on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Fun-Filled Spring in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 18th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Irish, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

This term has been jam-packed with lots of fun activities and the children have worked very hard!  1st, 2nd and 3rd Class were very lucky to have Ms. Kathy Ryan teaching them for 3 and a half weeks in February!  Thank you Ms. Ryan for all your hard work with the children!

In Art, the children learned to weave hearts to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day…

To thank the mums and grandmothers in our lives, the children made paper flower bouquets!

In Maths, the children learned all about 2D and 3D shapes.  They even constructed their own 3D shapes with various facts written down about them also..

In English, the children read “George’s Marvellous Medicine” by Roald Dahl, which they thoroughly enjoyed!  They then created their own special medicines and wrote down the ingredients and method used when creating them!

In S.E.S.E., the 3rd Class pupils completed projects on a variety of topics that interested them.  They had to present them to the class and be able to answer questions on them also.  They did a wonderful job!  As a treat for all their hard work, they each received an Easter Egg to enjoy on Easter Sunday!

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, 3rd March, the children dressed up as their favourite character.  The creativity was fantastic!

We also had a visit from Pat Moylan on Friday, 11th March and he spoke about the events leading up to 1916.  The children had plenty of opportunities to dress up in the clothes of that era and hold a few guns and other items!

In English, the children wrote lovely Easter Acrostic Poems..

In Gaeilge, we learned an action song called “Lá Le Pádraig” and decorated our own St. Patrick’s Day paper plates!

Happy Easter everyone!  See you all in April!

Date posted: 18th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Irish, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Spring is in the air in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February and March have been very busy months with lots of celebrations to prepare for as well as all our usual hard work in curricular areas!

At the start of the month, the children decorated their own St. Brigid’s Day Cross in response to work covered in both Religion and History.

In History, the children explored the traditions of the Chinese New Year. They enjoyed making their own monkeys to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey!

The children also made their own Chinese Lanterns!

On the 9th February, the whole school celebrated Pancake Tuesday by having a Healthy Breakfast together with pancakes and other healthy breakfast options! Mmmmm!

In Geography, we made our own Weather Dials to support our work on weather.

The children enjoyed a trip to our local library to return books and choose some more books to bring back to our classroom library!

In Gaeilge, we explored the theme “Bia” and to support our work, we designed our own “Ciseán Picnic”

The children made their own Noah’s Ark in Religion in response to work covered on this biblical story

In assembly during the month, we had some unexpected visitors which really put a smile on the children’s faces. Thank you to Jackie Neale for bringing in Seán the lamb, Rasher, the puppy and Annabel the rabbit!

We celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and the children worked so well at making their own “Explosive Hearts” using wool!

For Mother’s Day on Sunday, 6th March, the children made their own colourful paper bouquet and card.

In P.E. the children have been learning how to play Unihoc. They particularly enjoyed playing “Sharks” and “Snatch the Bacon!”

They even got to practise their hockey skills in their costumes for World Book Day which we also celebrated at the start of Book Week in our school!

Before our Easter Holidays, we were very busy writing our Easter Cards to our Finnish Penpals and we also had to complete our entry for the Bishop’s Poster Competition. The theme this year was “1916: Rethink, Re imagine and Reinvent.” The children drew pictures of family and school life 100 years ago!

Finally in Art, the children made their own “Leaping Leprechauns” for St. Patrick’s Day 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody. Enjoy your Easter Holidays and we’ll see you all back at Wandesforde on the 4th April!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

1916 Celebrations

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

On March 16th we had a ceremony to raise the Irish flag outside our school. As part of the celebrations commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising every school in Ireland did this.

We read our own school proclamation which we made in assembly.

We also read the 4th paragraph of the 1916 Proclamation.

The oldest boy and youngest girl in the school then raised the flag at midday.

Finally we all sang our national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann.

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Spring has Sprung in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 15th March 2016 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |


Another month has come and gone and the pupils in the senior room have been busy!

In art we made St Patrick’s Day shamrocks and painted them using different items to create various textures.

We also made Easter chicks and rabbits from clay.

For Mother’s Day we sewed the word ‘Mum’ and framed them for our mums.


In maths 6th class created 3D shapes while 4th class concentrated on 2D shapes and created different tessellations of shapes.

Spring is well and truly here and we wrote Spring acrostic poems in English. We also composed our own limericks about St Patrick’s Day.

In Gaeilge 5th & 6th class made books based on the topic ‘An t-Earrach’ and 4th wrote up information about the season.

In geography we have enjoyed learning all about rivers and the coastline. Here are the diagrams of rivers we labelled. We also learned all about the wildlife which lives in and around Irish rivers.

Celebrations are well underway to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. In the senior room we have learned lots about this topic lately. We also had great fun learning all about the Rising in a workshop by Pat Moylan.

We learned lots about healthy eating in SPHE and made our own Food Pyramids and labelled daily recommended portions in each food group.

We greatly enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day, the costumes were very inventive and a lot of work went into them!

Enjoy the Easter break everyone! 🙂

Date posted: 15th March 2016 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |