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Our Work on Display

The children in the Wandesforde NS really enjoy doing art and we love to display our work for all to see!

April Activities in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 10th May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

April has come and gone and it has been a busy month as you can see from all the activities we have to show you on our blog!  We have been studying weather and climate in Geography during the month and have integrated this topic with Visual Arts.  Here are our weather pictures and our kites, which all have unique features and designs!

In English, we have been working hard on broadening our knowledge and understanding of adjectives.  In groups, the children drew giants and we came up with a huge display of amazing adjectives to describe these ferocious, angry, bearded, ugly giants! 

We also have looked at the topic of “Pirates” over the past few weeks.  The children then put their new knowledge of adjectives to good use by writing wonderful stories about pirates….

In Visual Arts, we created designs on the initial letter of our names.  The children then painted their letters ….

Well done boys and girls on a busy month’s work!

Date posted: 10th May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

The Bishop’s Poster Competition

Date posted: 10th May 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

Congratulations to Malachi Burke in Junior Infants who came first in his age group in the Bishop’s Poster Competition. Take a look below at his lovely drawing of the Bible story “The Feeding of the Five Thousand”

Well done Malachi!

Date posted: 10th May 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

April Activities in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

This April, the Junior Classroom have been learning a lot of new topics in all subject areas. In Gaeilge, the children have been “ag siopadóireacht sa siopa bia.” The children have learned how to converse in Irish when buying food in a shop. Take a look at all their practice!

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In Science, the children planted their very own sunflower seeds and they also conducted an experiment showing that seeds need light, soil and water in order to grow properly.

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Very soon, the children will be bringing home their sunflower seedlings which they will need to plant in a flowerbed at home.

 

 In Art, the children made their own “Jumping Frogs” out of paper plates.

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The children have been learning about 2D shapes in Maths and to support all their work, they designed their own “Shapely Robots” with shape stencils!!

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In SPHE, the children engaged in many activities to explore “Our 5 Senses.”

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One of the more enjoyable activities was the tasting session of food to establish where we taste them on our tongues. We tasted lemon (bitter-back of tongue), jelly tots (sweet-tip of tongue), natural yoghurt (sour-sides at the back) and salty crisps (salt-sides at the front).

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The children also drew their favourite things to hear, see, smell, touch and of course taste!!

In History, the children have been learning about different types of homes. They designed a poster of their house for our Wandesforde Estate Agent Display!

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Finally in English, we have been revising many letters. For the letter “p” , we wrote our own “Party Invitations” to one of our friends!

 Well done to all the children on their continuing enthusiasm and hard work this month!

 

Date posted: 1st May 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

March Madness in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has definitely been our busiest month this year! We’ve had lots of celebrations to prepare for like Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day and alongside this, we had 2 art competitions to enter as well as our usual curriculum work!!

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In SESE, the children have been learning about “Spring”. We made our own “Spring Bouquets” with primroses, daffodils, tulips and daisies to brighten up our nature table! 

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The children also made their own “Spring Booklets” to support all that they learned on Spring!

In Art, the children made their own handprint lambs using black paint and cotton wool.

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 The children traced around their shoe to make their own footstep for our display in Religion entitled “Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

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Alongside this, the children also designed and created their own poster for the “Bishop’s Annual Poster Competition” based on a scene from the Bible which depicts the theme of “The Gathering”

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Entries from Senior Infants Above and Junior Infants Below!

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In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “Bia”. They had to “Éist agus Tarraing” bia ag an bpicnic!

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 In preparation for Easter, the children designed their own Easter Eggs for our Giant Easter Basket and they also designed their own baskets to bring their Easter treats home in! 🙂

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Finally, congratulations to Ava Donnellan (1st Prize) and Kyla D’alessandro (3rd Prize)who had recent success for our school in a Colouring Competition for Rowe’s Hardware in Castlecomer!

Happy Easter Everybody!!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Easter Fun in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Easter celebrations started early in the middle room this year!  We have been busy writing eggciting (!) stories for a start!  They are on our classroom wall, where everyone can read them…

We had an in-class “Design an Easter Egg Competition”.  The results were very impressive as you can see from the lovely display of eggs on the wall…

And here are the winners with their eggs and their prizes!  Well done boys and girls!

We also made some chocolate nests with mini eggs as a treat after all the work over the past few weeks…

In Art, we learned how to weave paper to complete “Easter Rabbits” using special Easter paper and plain paper…

Happy Easter from the Middle Room!

 

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |