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Music

Music is taught by the class teacher. The children have the opportunity to learn the piano from 1st class onwards if they wish. Every second year, we have a group called the “Funky Kids Workshop” in our school to help us put on a wonderful show. Denis and Olivia from the Funky Kids group teach us songs, dances and we then perform them at a Christmas Show for parents and the school community. We also record the show on DVD for parents to purchase! Each week in Assembly, we sing a song and once a year, we attend a Children’s Choral Festival with the other schools in the Diocese.

February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month. In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “An Aimsir.” Look at their lovely drawings below showing different types of weather.

In History, the children have been learning all about The Vikings who invaded Ireland on long boats from Scandinavia in the 700s. To support the work covered, the children made their very own Viking helmets and family shields.

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Wandesforde’s Fierce & Frightening Vikings!!

Take a look at their Family Shields below!

The children listened to a piece of music called “Rise of the Valkyries” by the German composer, Richard Wagner in Music and drew pictures showing their own interpretation of the music.

February 14th was Valentine’s Day. In preparation for this special day, the children made their own hearts and had great fun learning to weave wool around the edge of them. We hope all the Mums and Dads liked their handmade heart of love!

In Art, the children painted their own rainbows using cotton buds instead of paintbrushes!!

Finally in Religion, the children have been learning the story of Noah’s Ark. They all chose an animal to colour and display on our very own Noah’s Ark!

Well done Junior Room for yet another month of hard work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

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 |

Best Wishes!

Date posted: 14th October 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Special Occasions |

On Friday, 12th October 2012, we had a special presentation to Mrs. Lanigan, our wonderful piano teacher , who has recently retired.  The children presented her with a bouquet of flowers, a gift voucher and a card, signed by the whole school.  Mrs. Lanigan has taught piano for over 30 years in the school.  We wish her the very best as she embarks on a new chapter in her life and hopes she comes back to visit us all whenever she can.  The staff enjoyed a piece of cake and coffee in the staff room at break time with Mrs.Lanigan.  Here are some lovely photos of all the children with Mrs. Lanigan….

Date posted: 14th October 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Special Occasions |

Amazing work this April in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

 

April has been a short month however the Junior Classroom have covered a lot of new and exciting topics!

To begin with they have been busy learning about “Frogs”. In Assembly with Mr. Boland, the children sang a song with percussion to the whole school about “Twenty Froggies”. They all did a great job so well done to all! 

In Science, the children have been learning about the lifecycle of a frog as well as some interesting facts about frogs. Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its own body length? Take a look at their “Itsy Bitsy Frog Booklets” on display in the classroom!

In Art, the children made frogs out of toilet roll holders!

 

As well as this, the children learned how to take a line for a walk!! Take a look at some of the pathways the children created with their line.

 

In Gaeilge, the children have been learning the phrase “Is féidir liom…” to support work covered to date on actions and hobbies. They each got to draw one thing that they can do. Take a look at their lovely drawings!

 

Finally in Music, the children learned the words of the song “How much is that doggie in the window?” They each had to draw a dog which they think might have been in the window for this song!

In History, the school have been busy learning about the Titanic which sank 100 years ago. The library has organised an art competition on the theme of the Titanic. Take a look at our entries from the Junior Room

First Class Entries

  

 

Senior Infants Entries

Junior Infants Entries

Well done to all the children on their excellent entries!! Let’s hope we have a winner!!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Art Work with 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

In art we have created lots of beautiful work in January and February. We designed wonderful stained glass windows.

We used tin foil, tracing paper and glitter to create these frosty winter branches.

 

In music we listened to The Snow is Dancing by Debussy and drew these pictures, inspired by the music.

Date posted: 7th February 2012 | Category Blog, Music, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |