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Religious Education

Religious Education (RE) is taught to all classes. We use the “Follow Me” series. Each week we have an assembly which is delivered by one of the class teachers. At Assembly, the star of the week is annouced to all children. It is a very exciting time. On a Friday, Canon Thomas Sherlock, our rector, comes into the school and teaches RE to 4th, 5th and 6th class children.

May Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Over the past four weeks, Ms. Dawn Cobbe has been teaching the children in 2nd and 3rd class 3-4 lessons a day.  She has worked so hard and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the topics, art work, experiments and lessons covered.  Here are some photos of topics and work covered over the past few weeks…

Here are some collages of Cú Chulainn completed by the children in Visual Arts using fabric and fibre.  The children learned the story of Cú Chulainn in History.  They also created scenes in Drama in various groups.

In Geography, the children have been learning about food, where it comes from, how it’s made and the importance of farming in Ireland.  This was a really interesting topic for the children, as so many of them grow up on farms!

In Religious Education, the children wrote their own prayers, thanking God for the food, animals and earth which provides so much for us.

In Visual Arts, the children created “Shadow Pictures” depicting silhouettes of various objects.

In History, the children have been learning about the history of the Olympics in various countries, focusing on ancient Greece, the home of the Olympics.  In pairs, the children wrote out facts they learned about the lighting of the torch in Olympia.  Did you know, years ago, that women were not allowed to take part in the Olympics?

To coincide with Greece, the children studied lines and drew pictures of the Greek God Apollo.  Look at their great art work!

Thank you Ms. Cobbe for all your hard work with the children over the past number of weeks.  We wish you the very best in your teaching career!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Lucky the Lamb visits Wandesforde National School!

Date posted: 13th March 2012 | Category Blog, Religious Education |

On Friday, 9th March, we welcomed a very special visitor to the school!  Lucky the Lamb was born on Thursday, 8th March on the Neale’s Farm.  We all got to pet Lucky, who was very well behaved and didn’t show any nerves towards all the boys and girls who were rubbing him down!  Thank you Jackie, for bringing in Lucky the Lamb.  It was a perfect ending to an assembly based on the parable of “The Lost Sheep”, led by Ms. Power and read by 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils.  Here are some lovely photos…..

 

Date posted: 13th March 2012 | Category Blog, Religious Education |

Church Trail at St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer

Date posted: 12th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education |

On Monday, 12th March, the Junior Room visited St. Mary’s Church in Castlecomer to complete a church trail on work covered to date in Religion.

The children worked in pairs to observe and record the features within a church. Here are some photographs of the children participating in the Church Trail!

The children really liked the stained glass window depicting the story of the Lost Sheep. It reminded them of Ms. Power’s assembly last Friday when they got the opportunity to see and pet a newborn baby lamb named “Lucky!”

The children worked so well on the Church Trail so we took a well deserved trip to the Discovery Park’s Playground! Have a look at all the fun they had!

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education |

February has been Fun in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 5th March 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE |

We remembered St. Brigid’s Day at the start of February and the children had great fun designing St. Brigid’s Cloak using coloured mosaics!

In SESE, the children have been learning about Water. We had great fun learning about the Water Cycle and we learned a poem called “Splish Splosh” The children drew lovely pictures to illustrate this poem. Take a look at their drawings below!

The children in First Class wrote a character description of the characters in the fairytale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

In Gaeilge, the children learned all about “An Teilifís” and drew their favourite television programme or cartoon!

 

In SPHE, the children learned all about  our emotions and as an art activity they designed a paper plate puppet which has a two sided face displaying two different emotions. Look at their emotional puppets!

In English, the children have been busy learning their February “WOW” words which is part of the school’s strategy in further developing literacy in our school!

The children also listened to the story of Elmer the Elephant and they designed their own patterned coat for Elmer using rolled up crepe paper too!

 

Well done to the Junior Room on all your lovely work this February!!

Date posted: 5th March 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE |

Family Crests

Date posted: 16th September 2011 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Senior Classroom |

4th, 5th and 6th class were learning about the importance of families over the last week and designed these beautiful, personal family crests.

Date posted: 16th September 2011 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Senior Classroom |