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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.

A Delightful December in the Senior Room

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Irish, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |


December has been an eventful month for 4th, 5th & 6th Class. In Art we created colourful winter trees and highlighted them in gold and silver. We also shaded in our Christmas stars using different colour paints.

The preparation for Christmas is known as Advent and in Religious Education we learned all about this important time of year. We also made our own Advent Wreath and each pupil put some greenery in it. To mark Advent we also have an Advent Calendar with each pupil getting a treat from it during December.

An Nollaig was our theme in Gaeilge and we made our own Cartaí Nollaig and wrote poems ‘as Gaeilge’ based on the topic An Nollaig.

In English 4th Class read all about spiders and wrote up reports about them.

They also read The Apple Tree and illustrated all the things which got stuck to the tree.

5th and 6th Class read a story called ‘Christmas’ and completed character investigation sheets about the main character Jimeen in the story.

We performed our play ‘Hosanna Rock’ in St. Mary’s on the 21st. Well done to all the boys and girls on a great performance. Finally a special visitor came to see us on Monday …… Santa!! We all enjoyed his visit and gifts! 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all in the Senior Room! See you in 2016!!

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Irish, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

November News in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 5th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month!

In S.E.S.E. the children have been learning about the Native American Indians and their culture.In support of this, the children made their own Paper Plate Indians and Totem Poles!

The children did a listening and drawing activity in Gaeilge based on the topic “Éadaí”

In Religion, the children enjoyed learning the story of “Jonah and the Whale” They did a great job making their own whales too!

The children learned and revised many phonics in English again this month. For the letter “Jj”, the children made their own jelly cake!
We used a strawberry and orange jelly in our jelly cake mould!

In Art, the children made their own rainbows. They had great fun colouring in with 2 crayons in their hand at once. This activity helped to strengthen and support their fine motor skills.

In Maths, the children created their own “Robust Robots” using 2-D Shapes.

We had the pleasure of having 4th Class into our classroom to read the wonderful stories they had written and illustrated with Ms. Madden!

Finally, at the start of the month, we designed our own Christmas Cards which many parents kindly bought to support the work of the children and the school. Take a look at some of the children’s work below!

Well done Junior Room for all your hard work again this month!

Date posted: 5th December 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

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 |