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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.

November in the Senior Room

Date posted: 4th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |


Another month has flown by in 4th, 5th & 6th Class. We have been busy working in lots of different areas. In Art we made our own clay pencil holders  and painted them bright colours.  We also made colourful reflective pictures.

In Gaeilge we listened to instructions in Irish and drew pictures based on the topic ‘éadaí’

4th class worked on symmetry in Maths and drew in the other side of these owls and ostriches, showing their knowledge of symmetry and great drawing skills. They also created pizzas with symmetrical toppings.

World War 1 was a topic we studied in History and we learned lots of information about the war. We wrote about it and made our own poppies.

In English 5th and 6th class read about polar animals and wrote up a report on an animal of their choice.

For Science Week we participated in a workshop in the library. We learned all about robotics and then made our own crocodile robots with snapping jaws!!

Date posted: 4th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

October in the Senior Room

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Another month has flown by in the Senior Room and we have completed lots of work in the various subjects we learn.

In English 4th Class read all about the first cars invented and wrote up information about this topic.

5th and 6th Class created comic book strips based on a story they read in English.

In Science and Geography we looked at trees and wrote up information on various trees found in Ireland.

In Visual Arts we created ‘Autumn Leaf Fireworks’ painted in bright Autumn colours.

We also painted sunsets and designed city skylines with a Hallowe’en witch flying by!

The Rugby World Cup is now almost over and 4th, 5th and 6th class did lots of work about this topic. We wrote acrostic poems, wrote up information about the game of rugby and the countries taking part in it.

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5th and 6th Class wrote books in Irish based on the topic ‘Oíche Shamhna.’

We also had a dress up day for Hallowe’en and there were some very scary and spooky creatures in Wandesforde on Friday!!

As a treat we enjoyed some Hallowe’en cupcakes kindly baked by Majella! Thank you, they were yummy!!

Date posted: 23rd October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Hallow'een, Irish, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

September Fun in the Senior Room

Date posted: 1st October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have all settled back into school and completed lots of work in different subjects this month. The pupils wrote great accounts of their summer holidays and reading them it certainly seems everyone enjoyed a lovely break in July and August!

In art we studied the artist Vincent Van Gogh and painted our own versions of his picture ‘Starry Night’

In history we have been learning all about Greek Legends. The boys and girls read different legends such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Pandora’s Box, Icarus and Orpheus and Eurydice. They wrote accounts of these legends which you can see here.

We also drew and  painted our favourite Greek Gods.

In Gaeilge we have been learning lots about the topic of ‘Mé Féin’ and 5th and 6th class wrote all about themselves in Irish, showing all they have learned.

SPHE this month included learning all about fire safety and in pairs we created these fire safety posters showing the dangers associated with fire and safety precautions.

In English 4th class read the poem ‘Autumn Time’ and created storyboards to show what happened in each verse.

The pupils also wrote acrostic poems using words associated with autumn.

Date posted: 1st October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Fantastic February Work in 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The shortest month of the year has flown by and once again the senior pupils have been busy completing work in lots of different areas.

In History we learned all about different explorers including Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan & Vasco De Gama. We also mapped their various journeys around the world!

We studied 3D shapes in Maths and made our own cones, cubes, pyramids & prisms. 6th class made isohedrons which have 20 sides!

In Art we made clay tiles and etched designs into them before painting them in bright colours.

We used our knowledge of symmetry from Maths to create these colourful symmetrical designs!

We were busy in English, 4th class read a story called ‘Glooskap and the Giant’ and illustrated these scenes from the story. They added their own adjectives to the pictures.

5th & 6th class designed posters for a concert they read about in their readers.

In SPHE we were learning about Staying Safe and after discussing the topic groups designed posters to show how people can stay safe at different activities.

Finally in Gaeilge we were learning about the topic ‘Mé Féin’ and drew these pictures of activities we do through the day from instructions in Irish.

Date posted: 2nd March 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

2015 gets off to a busy start in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

January certainly has been full of fun and different activities in the Senior Room. In Art we made frosty winter branches from tin foil and parchment paper

We also experimented drawing different types of lines and created these colourful patterns.

Weather was a theme we studied in Geography, Gaeilge and Art. We made these thunderstorm scenes and drew pictures, reading the instructions ‘as Gaeilge.’

In English 4th class wrote up their New Years Resolutions for 2015. They also enjoyed reading about spiders in their readers, writing acrostic poems on the topic and information about different spiders.

In Maths they worked on Symmetry and completed these symmetrical pictures!

We studied the Digestive System in Science and each group in the room drew the Digestive System.

We listened to a piece of music called ‘The Snow is Dancing’ by Debussy and drew pictures in response to the music.

Happy New Year to everyone from 4th, 5th & 6th Class!!

Date posted: 11th February 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |