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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.

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 |

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 30th December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, History, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Christmas Preparations have begun at Wandesforde National School. To begin with, Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed a short trip to the Post Office at the start of December to post their letters to Santa!

The children then enjoyed putting some decorations on the Christmas Tree in the school hallway!

At the start of December, the children enjoyed learning about various aspects of Farming from Vincent O’ Sullivan, a local Heritage Specialist. They got to see and use a churn and even made their own butter!  

Not only this but they also got to use a mill which ground the grains of wheat into flour!

In Support of the work covered on “Friendship” in SPHE during November, the children made their own ‘Friend ‘ship’ & wrote down the qualities they like in a friend on their ship.

In Gaeilge, the children designed their own Christmas Jumpers. Didn’t they do a wonderful job 🙂

The children worked with clay in Art and made Christmas Owls in support of work covered on owls and nocturnal animals in SESE this month!

They also enjoyed making their own reindeer using toilet roll inserts!

In support of work the children covered on “Light” in Science, they made their own Christmas Candles.

The children also did an In-Class Colouring Competition of Christmas Wreaths. Well done to all the children for such bright and colourful work!

As a little treat before the Christmas Holidays, the children decorated their own Christmas Cupcakes. Mmmmmm!!

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Finally, Christmas would not be Christmas without the Nativity. Junior & Senior Infants played the role of donkeys, cows and sheep in our School Carol Service. A big thank you to all the parents for doing such a fantastic job on their costumes!!

Happy Christmas everybody and best wishes for 2016 . See you all in the New Year!!

Date posted: 30th December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, History, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Merry Christmas from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month in the run up to the Christmas Holidays!  In English, the children wrote their letters to Santa Claus!  They then went to the local post office to post them!

In Visual Arts, we had so much fun making Christmas decorations and cards for friends and family!

In Religious Education we wrote prayers asking God to bless those less fortunate than us, especially over the Christmas season and we wrote prayers for friends and family.

On Monday, 21st December, we had our Christmas Play “Hosanna Rock!” in St. Mary’s Church.  The children did a wonderful job!  We then had a party back in school and Santa came to visit the children!

Merry Christmas everybody!  See you all in the new year!

 

 

Date posted: 22nd December 2015 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

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 |