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Junior Classroom

The Junior and Senior Infants are taught by Ms. Power. As you can see from the walls, they love to do art and make lots of exciting things! They enjoy learning about lots of different topics through play using the Aistear Framework.

Traffic Surveyors at the Wandesforde National School

Date posted: 25th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science |

On Wednesday, 25th May, Junior & Senior Infants worked very hard as traffic surveyors in Castlecomer to support work covered in class on the topic of Transport.

The children were given either a form of transport or a colour which they had to keep watch for in the traffic that passed by the school gates from 9:40-10am that morning.

The children had great fun watching for their colour and type of vehicle!

 All the results were recorded onto a clipboard.

The results of the traffic survey were that the most frequent form of transport passing the school was a car! Not only this, but the most common colour to pass the school was silver!

The children really enjoyed their duties as traffic surveyors and they did a fantastic job of it as the photographs tell!

Date posted: 25th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science |

Pottery Lessons in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 11th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

On Tuesday, 10th May 2011, Hilary Jenkinson, a local potter, visited Wandesforde National School to teach the children how to work with clay and make pottery. In the Infant Classroom, the children made their own name plates out of clay. They had great fun working with the clay and designing their own name plate. Here are the photographs to show all of their hard work!

These are some of our completed nameplates which will be fired in a kiln. We’re really looking forward to painting them next week!!

Date posted: 11th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Easter Art in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During April,  the Infant Classroom learned about the artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his painting, “Sunflowers”. As an art appreciation lesson, the children all made their own  picture of “Sunflowers” using oil pastels. They did fantastic artwork and really showed off their artistic talents!!

Designing their own Easter Bags for the Easter Fairy Cakes was another art activity for the children

The children also designed their own egg character using polystyrene eggs!

 Happy Easter Everybody!

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Non-Uniform Day in aid of the Japan Relief Fund

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom |

On Friday, 15th April, all the children in Wandesforde National School had a Non-Uniform Day in aid of Japan. The children really enjoyed wearing their own clothes to school for the day. Take a look at the style in the Junior Classroom!!

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Fundraising Activities, Junior Classroom |

Egg Hunt at the Wandesforde School

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Physical Education |

On Friday, 15th April, Junior & Senior Infants took part in their annual egg hunt in the grounds of Wandesforde National School. This year it was an egg hunt with a difference! The children had to pair up with another child and have a tie put around their legs as if they were doing the Three Legged Race! Here are the photographs to prove it!

The children had to search, here,

there

and everywhere! All the children worked so well together and thankfully all the eggs were collected! The team who collected the most eggs were….

Well done boys!

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Physical Education |