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Irish

Irish is taught to all classes. We encourage the children and teachers to speak Irish in an informal way throughout the school day. We are promotiing the use of Irish with Seachtain na Gaeilge and we sent out some phrases for all parents to use with their child to develop their oral competency in the language.

April with 4th, 5th & 6th Class

Date posted: 6th May 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have been quite busy in the past month in the Senior Room. In geography and science we looked in detail at different rocks and how they were formed.

We examined examples of different rocks, many thanks to the girls who brought in limestone, granite, marble, sandstone etc. It was great to see all these different rocks and wonderful fossils.

In art we created distorted stars with rulers and coloured in with metallic pencils. We have also been looking at the country Japan and made these bright cherry blossoms with egg cartons.

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We wrote up information that we learned about Japan, it is very different to Ireland!

We recently looked at 2D shapes in maths and made these shaded shape pictures.

4th class wrote all about their houses in Irish.

In history we discovered all about the Industrial Revolution in Britain and looked at the lives of children at this time and the work they were forced to do.

Date posted: 6th May 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, 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 |

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 |

Winter Work in the Senior Room

Date posted: 15th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As always there has been lots happening in our room since we came back in January. Below are some of the activities and work we have completed.

We looked back at our favourite moments from 2015 and wrote some New Years Resolutions for 2016.

4th class were working on the topic of ‘chance’ in maths and carried out lots of activities noting the outcome each time. They also predicted the outcome of different scenarios.

They also wrote character descriptions of a character called ‘Summer’ who they read about in English.

An Aimsir is the topic we have been learning about in Gaeilge and we wrote about different types of weather in the pictures.

In geography we learned all about Italy. We wrote up information about Italy and designed some tasty Italian Menus as well!!

We created these colourful butterflies in art using chalk pastels. 

In art we have also been learning how to sew! Here are some of the stitches and patterns that we have learned in the last few weeks.

Date posted: 15th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |