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Drama

The children at Wandesforde school partake in many drama activities. An external provider comes in each Spring term to teach the children for a number of weeks – in 2008 and 2009 we put on a show each year with the help of The Funky Kids; In December 2009 the teachers devised a Christmas play and in February-March 2011, they are all enjoying a musical workshop. Our show will take place on Friday 25th March 2011. Everyone is very excited about the show…Watch this space!

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 |

Irish Author, Martina Murphy visits our school!

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Friday, 15th March 2013, the school welcomed Irish author, Martina Murphy to further support literacy development in our school. Martina’s visit coincided with our “Green Day” for St. Patrick’s Weekend which made it all the more enjoyable and of course memorable for the children! During the day, the children actively engaged in storytelling and drama workshops with Martina.

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Junior & Senior Infants

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First & Second Class

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Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Class

Thank you Martina for sharing your work with us and in so doing, encouraging the children to further engage in all aspects of literacy! 

 

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

New Activities this November

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November has been another busy month for the Junior Classroom. Take a look at all their hard work below!

In Religion, the children have been learning about the Story of Jonah and so they made their own whales out of polystyrene cups!

We have had great fun singing all the well known Nursery Rhymes in Music and the children made their own Nursery Rhyme Booklet of rhymes they have learned.

 In English, the children have learned a lot of new letters this month. They even made some “Pretty Paper Peacocks” to support work on the letter “Pp”

We all enjoyed “Looking and Responding” to the work of the American Artist, Georgia O’ Keefe whose most famous paintings were based on flowers. Take a look below at the children’s own interpretations of her floral artwork!

In Drama, Funky Kids have kept us on our toes this month and the children have had great fun designing their own costumes as well as the backdrop for their show. Take a sneak peek below at a sample of what’s in store for you all at the Funky Kids Show on Monday, 10th December and Tuesday, 11th December!

In P.E. the children had their first experience of Gymnastics this year and they really enjoyed all the work on benches and mats

Finally in SPHE, the children learned about their emotions and created their own “Feeling Face” to show us how we can sometimes feel!

Well done to you all for a great month’s work!

 

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

May Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Over the past four weeks, Ms. Dawn Cobbe has been teaching the children in 2nd and 3rd class 3-4 lessons a day.  She has worked so hard and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the topics, art work, experiments and lessons covered.  Here are some photos of topics and work covered over the past few weeks…

Here are some collages of Cú Chulainn completed by the children in Visual Arts using fabric and fibre.  The children learned the story of Cú Chulainn in History.  They also created scenes in Drama in various groups.

In Geography, the children have been learning about food, where it comes from, how it’s made and the importance of farming in Ireland.  This was a really interesting topic for the children, as so many of them grow up on farms!

In Religious Education, the children wrote their own prayers, thanking God for the food, animals and earth which provides so much for us.

In Visual Arts, the children created “Shadow Pictures” depicting silhouettes of various objects.

In History, the children have been learning about the history of the Olympics in various countries, focusing on ancient Greece, the home of the Olympics.  In pairs, the children wrote out facts they learned about the lighting of the torch in Olympia.  Did you know, years ago, that women were not allowed to take part in the Olympics?

To coincide with Greece, the children studied lines and drew pictures of the Greek God Apollo.  Look at their great art work!

Thank you Ms. Cobbe for all your hard work with the children over the past number of weeks.  We wish you the very best in your teaching career!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Funky Kids – Senior Classroom

Date posted: 7th March 2011 | Category Drama, Funky Kids, Senior Classroom |

At the end of March, we will perform a show.  Every week Denis and Olivia come to our school on a Friday. They teach us dance moves and some songs. They pick a topic to teach each classroom. 

We made our own costumes and with the help of Denis and Olivia, we painted a huge backdrop. 

We also played games and acted out scenarios.  It has helped our self confidence and imagination skills. 

We are all looking forward to the show at the end of March.

By Gillian.

Date posted: 7th March 2011 | Category Drama, Funky Kids, Senior Classroom |