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History is taught to all classes. The older children enjoy learning about various eras in history and completing projects on them too.

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 |

A Great Start to 2016!

Date posted: 5th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Welcome back and Happy New Year to Everyone! The Junior Classroom have started off 2016 on the right foot by making New Year’s Resolutions and colouring in lots of feet!!

In support of the Strand Unit of Time in Maths, the Junior Classroom made their very own Classroom Calendar for 2016!

 Here is the front cover and below are details of what’s happening in February in our classroom and school!

The children enjoyed learning about the life and work of the Swiss Artist, Paul Klee in Art. They made their own colourful portraits using rulers in support of his highly abstract artwork!

In Geography, the children enjoyed learning facts about the Polar Bear and their habitat.

The children  experimented with mixing Primary  Colours together to  make Secondary Colours  in Science and they then made their own “Colour Wheel Creatures” to support the work covered.

During the month, we welcomed members of the Irish Defence Force to our school to speak with us about the 1916 Rising and its centenary celebrations this year.

 The children created their own “Commemoration Coin”  to mark the occasion of their visit to our school to deliver the Irish Flag!

Towards the end of the month, the children explored the theme of Transport in both SPHE  and English. They designed their own “Belt Up Mascot” for a national  competition sponsored by Bus Éireann! Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

Finally in English they learned the poem “Go. Go, Go” and drew illustrations to accompany it.

Well done Junior Room on a great start to 2016! 🙂

Date posted: 5th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Special Day in Wandesforde NS!

Date posted: 28th January 2016 | Category Blog, History, Special Occasions |

On Monday, 18th January, the pupils, staff, parents and local councillors were delighted to welcome members of the Defence Forces to the school with a special delivery of the National Flag!  Sergeant Ciaran Kennedy and Private John Flynn spoke about the flag, the events that happened in April 1916 and then read a small part of the Proclamation to the school.  A Senior pupil then read out paragraph 4 of the Proclamation which mentions about children.  We were then presented with the flag and a special pack with our own copy of the Proclamation.  Our challenge now is to create our own Proclamation, which we must read out to the school community on 15th March, 2016, when all schools in Ireland will raise the National Flag together!

We had to have some delicious cake to celebrate this special day!  Huge thanks to Ms. Power’s Mum for making this yummy cake!  Thanks to all the parents and especially the Parents’ Association for their help and treats on the day!

We hope to see you all on the 15th March when we will officially raise our National Flag!

Date posted: 28th January 2016 | Category Blog, History, Special Occasions |

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 30th December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, History, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Christmas Preparations have begun at Wandesforde National School. To begin with, Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed a short trip to the Post Office at the start of December to post their letters to Santa!

The children then enjoyed putting some decorations on the Christmas Tree in the school hallway!

At the start of December, the children enjoyed learning about various aspects of Farming from Vincent O’ Sullivan, a local Heritage Specialist. They got to see and use a churn and even made their own butter!  

Not only this but they also got to use a mill which ground the grains of wheat into flour!

In Support of the work covered on “Friendship” in SPHE during November, the children made their own ‘Friend ‘ship’ & wrote down the qualities they like in a friend on their ship.

In Gaeilge, the children designed their own Christmas Jumpers. Didn’t they do a wonderful job 🙂

The children worked with clay in Art and made Christmas Owls in support of work covered on owls and nocturnal animals in SESE this month!

They also enjoyed making their own reindeer using toilet roll inserts!

In support of work the children covered on “Light” in Science, they made their own Christmas Candles.

The children also did an In-Class Colouring Competition of Christmas Wreaths. Well done to all the children for such bright and colourful work!

As a little treat before the Christmas Holidays, the children decorated their own Christmas Cupcakes. Mmmmmm!!

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Finally, Christmas would not be Christmas without the Nativity. Junior & Senior Infants played the role of donkeys, cows and sheep in our School Carol Service. A big thank you to all the parents for doing such a fantastic job on their costumes!!

Happy Christmas everybody and best wishes for 2016 . See you all in the New Year!!

Date posted: 30th December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, History, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |