• Book Week

Book Week

Book Week is a yearly event at Wandesforde School. The children have the opportunity to peruse and purchase books during the week and the school receives a book commission on all books sold.

Spring has Sprung in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 15th March 2016 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |


Another month has come and gone and the pupils in the senior room have been busy!

In art we made St Patrick’s Day shamrocks and painted them using different items to create various textures.

We also made Easter chicks and rabbits from clay.

For Mother’s Day we sewed the word ‘Mum’ and framed them for our mums.


In maths 6th class created 3D shapes while 4th class concentrated on 2D shapes and created different tessellations of shapes.

Spring is well and truly here and we wrote Spring acrostic poems in English. We also composed our own limericks about St Patrick’s Day.

In Gaeilge 5th & 6th class made books based on the topic ‘An t-Earrach’ and 4th wrote up information about the season.

In geography we have enjoyed learning all about rivers and the coastline. Here are the diagrams of rivers we labelled. We also learned all about the wildlife which lives in and around Irish rivers.

Celebrations are well underway to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. In the senior room we have learned lots about this topic lately. We also had great fun learning all about the Rising in a workshop by Pat Moylan.

We learned lots about healthy eating in SPHE and made our own Food Pyramids and labelled daily recommended portions in each food group.

We greatly enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day, the costumes were very inventive and a lot of work went into them!

Enjoy the Easter break everyone! ūüôā

Date posted: 15th March 2016 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Another Successful Book Week!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English |

Book Week at Wandesforde National School continues to be as successful as ever. This year, Irish author, Liam Farrell visited our school during Book Week to further support the children’s interest and enthusiasm in literature. Below is just a glimpse of Liam’s fun and¬†interactive workshops with the children!

Liam impressed the children in the Junior Classroom with his wolf costume!

The Middle Classroom enjoy listening to Liam in character as

“The Big Good Wolf”

The Senior Classroom listen attentively to Liam’s workshop on storywriting!

Thank you Liam for giving us all¬†a very lively,¬†engaging and ¬†motivating¬†storytelling and storywriting workshop. The children really enjoyed your time with them at Wandesforde! Thank you also for giving out¬†the certificates for “The Best Dressed Book Character” ¬†in¬†each class!

Junior Infant Winner dressed up as a Dinosaur!

Senior Infant Winner dressed up as Pinnochio!

1st Class Winner dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood!

dress up day 030

2nd Class Winner dressed up as Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

3rd Class Winner dressed up as “Wally” from the Where’s Wally Books!

4th Class Winner dressed up as Sherlock Holmes!

5th Class Winner dressed up as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games!

6th Class Winner dressed up as Indiana Jones!

Congratulations to all the winners who each got to pick a free book from the Book Fair. Well done to all the children for dressing up so creatively during Book Week. Your costumes were so creative and we hope you enjoyed being in character for the day!!

Finally, our Book Fair total this year was a whopping ‚ā¨849.17. Thank you to all the families who supported the Book Fair.¬†¬†A¬†big thank you also¬†to all the school staff and children who helped out in any way during Book Week. Your support is very much appreciated!. The school¬†now look forward to receiving ¬†‚ā¨510 in Book Commission for our classroom libraries!!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English |

Book Fair 2015!

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Wandesforde National School’s Annual Book Fair opens on Friday, 20th March until Wednesday, 25th March 2015. On these days, the Book Fair will be open from 9.05-9:45 a.m. & from 2-3 p.m.

Once again, the school will receive 60% book commission of all money raised to help further resource our classroom libraries!

We look forward to seeing you all there! ūüôā

Date posted: 1st March 2015 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Bring on the Book Fair!!

Date posted: 17th March 2014 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Wandesforde¬†National School’s Annual Book Fair¬†opens on Thursday, 27th March until Tuesday, 1st April 2014. On these days, the Book¬†Fair¬†will be open from 9.05-10 a.m.¬†& from 2-3 p.m.

Once again, the school will receive 60% book commission of all money raised to help further resource our classroom libraries!

We look forward to seeing you all¬†there ūüôā

 In support of books and our Book Fair, the school look forward to welcoming local children’s author, Martin Brennan, to our school on Friday, 28th March. We’ll keep you posted on all we learn and do at this storytelling and storywriting workshop!

Date posted: 17th March 2014 | Category Blog, Book Week, English |

Irish Author, Martina Murphy visits our school!

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

On Friday, 15th March 2013, the school welcomed Irish author, Martina Murphy to further support literacy development¬†in¬†our school. Martina’s visit coincided with our “Green Day” for St. Patrick’s Weekend which made it all the more enjoyable and of course memorable for the children! During the day,¬†the children actively¬†engaged in storytelling and¬†drama workshops¬†with Martina.

Writers in schools 037 Writers in schools 030

Writers in schools 032¬†Martina presented each pupil with a Certificate of Achievement to acknowledge their own¬†literature¬†in¬†our¬†“We are Writers” Book!

Writers in schools 050

Junior & Senior Infants

Writers in schools 046

First & Second Class

Writers in schools 052

Third, Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Class

Thank you Martina for sharing your work with us and in so doing, encouraging the children to further engage in all aspects of literacy! 

 

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |