Class Work

We have lovely bright classrooms and we regularly display the children’s work for parents and visitors to look at. As you can see from the blog posts, we are a busy school, learning lots of new and exciting things every day.

Marvellous March in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

March has been another busy month in the Junior Room. In play we learned all about the hospital. Here we are making hospital related items from junk art, role playing in the hospital and making our own wards in the small world area.

We also made our own x-rays, Junior Infants learned the letter ‘x’ this month and we looked at real x-rays from a hospital.

In S.E.S.E. we discussed the instruments a doctor uses in hospital and completed worksheets about this.

As it’s Spring now we looked at the blackbird, watched a video of an adult feeding chicks and listened to their song. We then made life cycle diagrams for a blackbird.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we made bright green shamrocks from matchsticks, paper, fabric and buttons, then we attached rainbow colours underneath.

Easter is here and we learned all about the Easter Story in Religion. We created our own hills with 3 crosses to represent the story and painted in sunsets behind.

As well as remembering the Easter Story we also like to eat Easter Eggs and we used all we’ve learned in Maths to create colourful patterns on Easter Eggs. We used pom poms gripped by clothes pegs to do this!

Senior Infants have been busy learning all about the number 9 in Maths and Junior Infants the number 5 and did lots of work around these numbers.

At the beginning of the month we went outdoors and practiced writing the numbers 4 and 8 with chalk.

Senior Infants were busy learning new tricky words too and practiced writing them on mats as well as making the word from play dough.

In P.E. we learned some simple orienteering skills and coloured in animal cards at different stations around the hall.

We were delighted to welcome Claire Caron to our school, Claire taught us how to make eggcups and vases from clay.

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Book Fair visits Wandesforde!

Date posted: 8th March 2018 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Our annual Book Fair runs from 9th-14th March this year. As part of the week we welcomed author David Donohue to our school. David spoke to all classes about the books he has written and we had great fun hearing him say all our names backwards, just like the character Walter in his book can!

We also dressed up as our favourite character from books we’ve read. There were prizes for best costume, a voucher to spend at the Book Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Well done to all the pupils (and parents!!) for creating such wonderful, imaginative costumes. 🙂

 

Date posted: 8th March 2018 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

New Year Activities in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 4th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Green Flag, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

2018 has been busy. In SPHE the children have been exploring the theme of Friendship and made a list of some Acts of Kindness they hope to do this year with their family & friends.

The children explored the concept of Foreshortening which is a technique used in  Perspective in Art. It creates the illusion of an object going back strongly into the distance. Take a look at the characters they created to demonstrate this concept!

In English, the children learned how to compose and write their own Limericks.

The children in the Senior Classroom made Banana Bread for the whole school using surplus bananas that were in school from our participation in Fresh Today.

Thank you to Mrs. Dooley for all her hard work in preparation for this activity 🙂

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, the children made their “Spin Art Love Hearts” using paint and a salad spinner! They are all so colourful and unique!

They also designed and made their own Valentine’s Cards. Didn’t they do a fantastic job?

In SESE, the children designed their own picture illustrating “Biodiversity” for the Green Schools In-House Art Competition. Well done on all your entries 🙂

The Senior Classroom enjoyed hosting the Annual Pancake Party at Wandesforde School. Thank you to Mrs. Dooley for all her culinary and organisational skills on this very busy morning 🙂

In Art, the children have been very busy designing their entry for this year’s Texaco Art Competition.

The children enjoyed exploring aspects of nature when local scientist, Eileen Canny came to visit and speak to us about Biodiversity.

Finally, the children responded as editors to various health & hygiene issues for the “Castlecomer Cares Magazine”. They gave some great advice to all the issues that were raised by the public! 🙂

Well done Senior pupils on such great work during the first 2 months of the year!

 

 

Date posted: 4th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Green Flag, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Bon Appetit from the Junior Room!

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

This month the Junior Room have had great fun in The Restaurant. We built our own restaurants in the Small World area and acted out in Role Play. We also created art related to the topic such as chef hats and pizzas in Junk Art and Playdough.

 

 

In Art we looked at warm and cool colours and made hot air ballooons showing these colours. We also looked at the artist Wassily Kandinsky who used warm and cool colours in his work. We made our own paintings in his style!

Valentines Day was celebrated when we made owls for our families.

In Maths we have continued in our work on number, Junior Infants have been learning all about the number 3 and Senior Infants the number 8.

As part of the Green Schools programme we made Bird Food Cupcakes from seeds, nuts, raisins and fat. We hung these around the grounds on Friday and by Monday they were gone! The birds are very hungry in Wandesforde in the cold weather.

We have had great fun learning new skills in basketball with coach Joe Byrne.

All in all a busy and productive month and we’re looking forward to more fun and learning in March!

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Green Schools Update!!

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Blog, Geography, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom |

We continue to work hard on the topic of Biodiversity and the Green Schools Committee ran an art competition during February to promote awareness of the topic. There were fantastic and creative entries from all rooms, thanks to all for your participation. 🙂

Senior Room

Middle Room

Junior Room

Well done to those pupils who won their catagory!

We also had a visit from Eileen Canny, a scientist who spoke to us all about biodiversity in our local area. We had an interesting morning looking at a stag’s antlers, blackbird and green finch nests and different types of bees found in Ireland.

Eileen also presented the competition winners with their prizes. 🙂

 

 

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Blog, Geography, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom |