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SPHE

SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education) is taught to all children. It is integrated with Religious Education and Assembly on a weekly basis. Moral values and good practices are promoted in these lessons.

Autumn arrives in the Senior Room

Date posted: 3rd October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September has been a productive month for 5th and 6th class. Take a look and see what we’ve been learning about.

In Gaeilge we designed our own unique hand print and wrote all about ourselves around it in Irish.

We also wrote acrostic poems in Irish using ‘An Fómhar’ as our theme.

In Geography we have been learning all about the mountains and rivers of Ireland.

Ancient China was a topic we learned lots about in History, especially the Han and Qin Dynasties. We wrote diary entries from a child’s point of view living during both of these dynasties.

In Art we created individually designed names with wax pastels and inspired by the changing seasons we made colourful Autumn trees using matchsticks and tissue paper.

We also painted bright and intricate Celtic Designs.

In SPHE we discussed how we are all different but also have many things in common. The result of this work was a colourful class jigsaw showing how we all fit together!

Date posted: 3rd October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Summer Fun in the Senior Room

Date posted: 4th July 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Another year has come and gone in the Senior Room. We have completed lots of work in different areas in the past few weeks. Take a look and see what we have been up to!

In Art we created these colourful hand print parrots and painted in a jungle background. 

We also drew fruit and vegetables from observation in colour and black and white.

Summer fashion inspired us to create these colourful flip flops and we added real sand to the pictures to give it that realistic beach feeling!

In History we spent time learning all about life in the 1960s. We looked at fashion, music, schools and pastimes.

The sun was a subject we discovered lots about in Geography and Science. We also created bright sunset collages in Art.

In Science we also learned all about our lungs and breathing and  labelled diagrams of the lungs. We did experiments to see how our breathing changed after exercise.

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In SPHE we looked at all the positive things which pupils have achieved over the years. They created these ‘Achievement Shields’ showing their skills, talents and achievements over the years.

 Finally we had our End of Year Service and presentation to 6th class. We wish Rebecca, Nicole, Alan, Emma, Ashley, Kate, Amy & Dylan all the best as they leave Wandesforde and begin secondary school next year.

Have an enjoyable summer everyone! 🙂

Date posted: 4th July 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Here Comes the Summer!

Date posted: 27th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have been busy exploring many topics over the past couple of weeks in preparation for their Summer Holidays!

In Art, the children did a simple weaving activity using lollipop sticks and magic wool to create some colourful butterflies! 

We have been learning about garden birds in SESE and the children made their own colourful and imaginative birds too!

In Maths, the children enjoyed learning about money and they made their own money trees using coin rubbings!

Who said that money doesn’t grow on trees?!

In SPHE, the children enjoyed learning about their feelings and emotions. They did a simple drawing activity using different colours and lines to show how they are feeling!

In response to work covered in Music and SESE, the children made their own seahorses using paints and colours.

In History, the children drew pictures to recall their memories of their school tour to Croke Park and Viking Splash. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

The children made their own “World’s Best Dad Trophy” to give to their fathers on Fathers’ Day this June!

Finally before the holidays, the children took part in a Class Summer Colouring Competition.

Well done Junior and Senior Infants on all your hard work before the Summer Holidays. Have a lovely Summer Break and I’ll see you all back at school on the 30th August!

 

Date posted: 27th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day and Health Promoting Schools Picnic

Date posted: 20th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

Our annual Sports’ Day took place on the 15th of June. There was great fun on the day as the children took part in relays, hurdles, egg and spoon, sack and three legged races. Take a look at the action on the day!!

Congratulations to those pupils from each room who won the ‘Best Boy’ and ‘Best Girl’ on the day for great team work and participation throughout the year, as well as Nicole who was Student of the Year!

Well done also to all the pupils who participated so well and had fun on the day, they all received a medal for their participation 🙂

As part of our Health Promoting Schools initiative we enjoyed a healthy (indoor!) picnic as the weather wasn’t suitable for sitting outdoors. We all brought a healthy lunch on the day and had delicious fruit smoothies as well.

Thank you to Jackie and Olga as well as the Health Promoting Schools committee for organising such a lovely lunch! It was great to sit down and eat together.

Date posted: 20th June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |

A Busy April in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |

April has come and gone and the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have been busy working in all subject areas!

Today, on Tuesday, 26th April, we welcomed Philip and Richie, from the local Fire Brigade in to talk to the children about fire safety in the home.  They presented each child with a fire safety pack and reminded them of the number to ring if there was a fire.  The children then had to complete a fire safety check in their homes for homework.

In SPHE, we learned all about the senses and the children brought in some pictures which were sorted and categorised according to the senses used.  We then played a game where we had to guess objects using sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste!

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In Visual Arts, the children created “Spiral Eye-Teasers” and painted Spring Pictures….

In English, the children wrote reports about their long Easter break…

They also created very cool and creative characters.  They described their likes and dislikes and gave them an interesting name!

And finally, we designed our own “Marvellous Masquerades” using lots of bits and bobs from the art press!  Well done boys and girls on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |