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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.

A Healthy Start to 2016!

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Special Occasions, SPHE |

On Tuesday, 9th February 2016, we held our Health Promoting School breakfast morning!  On the menu was a varied and healthy choice of porridge, fruit kebabs, pancakes, orange juice and apple juice!  Each child brought in €2 which will go towards painting our “Friendship Bench” kindly being donated by the Sherwood family.  The remainder will go towards our school tour in May! Have a look at some pictures of the children enjoying their healthy breakfast!

Thank you to all the teachers, staff and mums who helped serve the food on Tuesday.  We look forward to our next healthy breakfast very soon!

 

Date posted: 11th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Special Occasions, SPHE |

A Great Start to 2016!

Date posted: 5th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Welcome back and Happy New Year to Everyone! The Junior Classroom have started off 2016 on the right foot by making New Year’s Resolutions and colouring in lots of feet!!

In support of the Strand Unit of Time in Maths, the Junior Classroom made their very own Classroom Calendar for 2016!

 Here is the front cover and below are details of what’s happening in February in our classroom and school!

The children enjoyed learning about the life and work of the Swiss Artist, Paul Klee in Art. They made their own colourful portraits using rulers in support of his highly abstract artwork!

In Geography, the children enjoyed learning facts about the Polar Bear and their habitat.

The children  experimented with mixing Primary  Colours together to  make Secondary Colours  in Science and they then made their own “Colour Wheel Creatures” to support the work covered.

During the month, we welcomed members of the Irish Defence Force to our school to speak with us about the 1916 Rising and its centenary celebrations this year.

 The children created their own “Commemoration Coin”  to mark the occasion of their visit to our school to deliver the Irish Flag!

Towards the end of the month, the children explored the theme of Transport in both SPHE  and English. They designed their own “Belt Up Mascot” for a national  competition sponsored by Bus Éireann! Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

Finally in English they learned the poem “Go. Go, Go” and drew illustrations to accompany it.

Well done Junior Room on a great start to 2016! 🙂

Date posted: 5th February 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science, SPHE, 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 |

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 |

Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back from the pupils in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class.  It has been a very busy few weeks and the children have settled in very well for the first part of the term and have been working hard in all subject areas!  In English, the children wrote about their Summer holidays and they certainly did lots of exciting things!

In Religious Education, we have been discussing “Harvest Time” and we drew pictures to thank God for all the wonderful things we have on this earth at this plentiful time of year.

In SPHE we have been following the “Zippy’s Friends” programme which encourages children to deal with challenges in their lives.  Zippy is a stick insect and we read stories about him and the children he lives with.  We then discuss what to do in various situations.

In Visual Arts, we made jigsaws with each piece depicting a part of our lives, such as our family, friends, school and hobbies!

We also drew self-portraits of ourselves!

In Science and Geography, we have been learning all about hibernation, migration and interesting facts about animals. 

To support this work, we went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park, where the children had to identify various leaves, berries and nuts!  We had a great time!

And finally, in Maths, we were learning about 2D shapes.  To consolidate this work, we made “Over-lapping Shape Pictures” in Art.  Well done on great work this Autumn boys and girls!

Date posted: 13th October 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Subjects, Visual Arts |