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.

Autumn Antics in the Senior Classroom

Date posted: 2nd November 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

This year, we came back to school to see lots of new board games in our classroom. A BIG THANK YOU to the Board of Management for purchasing these. We look forward to having fun together and learning new games 🙂

Since the school term commenced, the children in the Senior Classroom have been working very hard in all subject areas. In English, they wrote their Summer Holiday Snapshot Report and drew some lovely pictures to accompany their work.

The children enjoyed learning about The Celts in History and we further explored the history of the Book of Kells. In response to all they had learned, they designed their own Celtic Art patterns to decorate the initial letter of their name.

We conducted an experiment in Science to show the process of oxidation on copper coins.

The green colour on the coins occurs because of the reaction between oxygen and copper. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty has turned green due to oxidation?

Like real scientists, we recorded the details of our experiment onto a Science Experiment Sheet!

In Art, we created our own Magnificent Mandalas. These are circular structures that represent wholeness and life and come from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit.

The children enjoyed learning about the life and work of Spanish artist, Joan Miró and created their own art in response to all they had learned.

We planned our own towns in Geography with Mrs. Joyce and presented them to our classmates.

We enjoyed learning the scientific names for the parts of a plant in Science with Mrs. Joyce too!

In preparation for the Harvest Service, the children worked in small groups to create their own pictures of Harvest. Didn’t they do a fantastic job?

The children created their own storyboards in response to all they had learned about Saul in Religion

In SPHE, we explored the topic of Well-Being. The children engaged in an online webinar with Kilkenny Education Centre called “Best Foot Forward” and completed lots of well being activities in response to it.

In preparation for the season of Autumn, the children made their own colourful clay leaf pinch pots

and created their own Autumn Sensory Poems

Well done to all the children on all their hard work during Autumn!

Date posted: 2nd November 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Spooktacular goings on in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 28th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Soccer, Visual Arts |

October has been another busy month in our room. We visited Castlecomer Library and heard authors Sinéad Dore and Claire Keating reading from their book Bea’s Ocean Commotion. We did some fun activities with them to help us if we feel worried too.

In English Junior Infants are busy learning lots of letter sounds and Senior Infants are learning new Tricky Words all the time. Juniors had fun playing games to revise their sounds.

Our Art this month included painting and cutting Autumn leaves as well as sponge painting to make bat silhouettes.

We were delighted to welcome Heritage in Schools Artist Orla Bates to Wandesforde. Orla discussed the topic of Autumn with us, going outside to look at all the colourful Autumn leaves before we created Autumn Leaf Clay Pots!

In SESE we learned all about the season of Autumn. We discovered the farmer is really busy at this time of year harvesting corn, ploughing fields and picking appples and pumpkins. We sequenced the story of The Little Red Hen and learned all about bats in the run up to Halloween!

We learned all about colours, we mixed primary colours to find out what secondary colours we can make and recorded our results on these colour wheels.

Our Play topic this month was Autumn and Halloween. We made items in Junk Art and Play Doh, we created woodlands in Small World, we built spooky houses and castles in Construction and we had fun finding things related to the topic in the sand.

Making hedgehogs in Junk Art
Making a combine for the farmers in Autumn in Junk Art
Using Play Doh to make pumpkins
Making spiders
Creating bats!
Creating Autumn woodlands in Small World
Building a Haunted House in Construction
Creating a witch’s house in the sand

In PE we were practicing skills in playing different games, focusing on running and ball skills.

Before the Halloween holidays we made some tasty Halloween rice krispie pumpkin treats and dressed up in our Halloween costumes! Happy Halloween to all, have a lovely break 🙂

Date posted: 28th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Soccer, Visual Arts |

Autumn and Halloween Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Science, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

It has been such a busy term in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class and the boys and girls have settled in really well to their new classes! Have a look at what we have been up to!

In English, we wrote about and drew pictures of our Summer holidays and what we got up to!

We painted pictures to show our artistic abilities!

In SPHE we drew pictures to show how we are special and unique…

We also designed our own family crests!

We decorated our initials with lots of different embellishments!

In Geography we looked at and discussed houses, homes and the various parts of a house…

In Visual Arts, we made “Birds of Peacefulness”…aren’t they so colourful?

We also had fun putting masking tape on paper, painting over it and then taking it off, very carefully!

We looked at the topic of Autumn and wrote about the signs of Autumn all around us. We also went on a nature walk around the school grounds to spot the signs that we discussed….

The children were excited to have a workshop with Órla Bates on 14th October and they were delighted with the Clay Leaf Bowls that they made…They also enjoyed playing some games, using nature in our school grounds….

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To mark Jersey Day and to raise money for the charity “Goal”, we dressed up in our favourite sports’ clothes…

We learned about owls…Did you know an owl can turn its head 270 degrees?!!!

We discussed the theme of Halloween and made these “Spooky Bats”….

We made spooky pumpkin treats and all helped out with Mrs. Dooley!

Happy Halloween everybody! Enjoy your midterm break!

Date posted: 26th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Science, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A New Year in the Junior Room

Date posted: 5th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September has been a fun and busy month in the Junior Room, we worked on various skills like cutting and drawing, going outside to practice some of these.

We discussed our Class Rules and coloured pictures of them.

We were learning all about ourselves and how we are growing up in SESE.

We discussed the many different people who make up our families and drew family portraits.

Senior Infants are continuing to learn Tricky Words, we went out to practice some of them with chalk. They were also busy working on matching skills in Maths and went on a hunt around the classroom for objects that go together such as paper & crayons, teapot & cup, doll & pram etc.

In art we drew pictures of our summer holidays and painted bright backgrounds to go with self portraits we created.

Finally in RE we learned our School Prayer and made pictures thanking God for school.

Date posted: 5th October 2022 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Book Lists

Date posted: 27th June 2022 | Category Book Lists, Latest News |

Junior Infants

Workbooks

Bua na Cainte   A

Busy at Maths Junior Infants Incl. “Home/School Links Book”

Just Phonics Junior Infants  42 Sounds

New Wave Handwriting Junior Infants

Scrap Book

3 copies – Project Copy 15 (These are blank at the top and have lines underneath).

3 Writing Pencils (Please get tripod grip chunky ones if possible)

Sharpener

Rubber

Colours – Thick Twisties please

2 Glues

Scissors

PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL ALL ITEMS.

Senior Infants

Workbooks

Bua na Cainte A

Busy at Maths Senior Infants. Incl. “Home/School Links Book” Just Phonics Senior Infants                                             

Scrapbook

3 Copies – Project Copy 15 (The same as they used last year)                               

Stationery

3 Writing Pencils

Sharpener

Rubber

Colours – Thick Twisties

2 Glues

Scissors

PLEASE CLEARLY LABEL ALL ITEMS

First Class

Bua na Cainte 1                                                                                        

Busy at Maths 1                                                                                       

Master Your Maths 1                                                                                    

Tables Champion 1                                                                              

Just Grammar 1                                                                                                                    €  2.85

What a Wonderful World 2 – Revised 2nd Class Edition                               

Stationery

A4 Hardback book                                                                                   

A6 Notebook for spellings

1 x Ormond learn to write exercise book (B2)                                                

1 x Junior sum copy                                                                                

2 x project writing copies (15A)

2 glue sticks

Rubber & sharpener

2 writing pencils

Colouring pencils or twistable crayons

Scissors                                                                                                     

Manilla folder                                                                                          

Please note I have a Music book from last year that I intend to use, so no music book needs to be purchased. The whole class completes SESE (Social, Environmental & Scientific Education) at 2nd class level.

Homework journals will be supplied by the school.  Readers will be provided under the “Book Rental Scheme”.

Second Class

Spellwell 2                                                                                                

Bua na Cainte 2                                                                               

Busy at Maths 2                                                                                       

Master Your Maths 2                                                                              

Tables Champion 2nd                                                                               

Just Grammar 2nd class                                                                           

What a Wonderful World 2 – Revised 2nd Class Edition                               

Stationery                                       

A6 Notebook for spellings

1 x Ormond learn to write exercise book (B2)                                      

2 x maths copy                                                                                        

2 x project writing copies (15A)

2 glue sticks

Rubber & sharpener

2 writing pencils

Colouring pencils or twistable crayons

Scissors                                                                                                     

Manilla folder                                                                                          

Please note I have a Music book from last year that I intend to use, so no music book needs to be purchased. The whole class completes SESE (Social, Environmental & Scientific Education) at 2nd class level.

Homework journals will be supplied by the school.  Readers will be provided under the “Book Rental Scheme”.

Third Class

Tables Champion 2nd class

Master Your Maths 2nd                                                                          

Just Grammar 2nd class                                                                           

What a Wonderful World 2 – Revised 2nd Class Edition                               

Stationery                                       

A6 Notebook for spellings             

2 x maths copy

1 x Ormond learn to write exercise book (B2)                                                

2 x  writing copies

2 glue sticks

Rubber & sharpener

2 writing pencils

Colouring pencils or twistable crayons

Scissors                                                                                                     

Manilla folder                                                                                          

Please note I have a Music book from last year that I intend to use, so no music book needs to be purchased. The whole class completes SESE (Social, Environmental & Scientific Education) at 2nd class level.

Homework journals will be supplied by the school.  Readers will be provided under the “Book Rental Scheme”.

Fourth Class

Above the Clouds Portfolio Book (Fallons)

Spellwell 4  (Fallons)

Just Handwriting Cursive 4th  ( educate.ie)

Fuaimeanna & Focail 4u (Folens)

Seo Leat 5th Class (Fallons)

Mental Maths 4th (Prim Ed)

Tables Champion 4th  ( educate.ie)                                                                  

Small World Activity Book 5th Class Geography & Science (Fallons)

The Right Note 5th & 6th  (Folens)                                                           

Just Maps 4th  (educate.ie)                                                                                         

STATIONERY

3 x Aisling 40 pg. Writing Copy : Code ASX2

1 x Premier 100 pg. small notebook

1 x Ormonde A4 120 pg. Maths copy : Code S2064700

1 x Ormonde A4 120 pg. Soft Cover

Manuscript Copybook : Code SKU : S2875244

Small A4 Ring Binder

Set of plastic pockets

1 x Manilla Paper Folder

Fully stocked pencil case with long ruler

Helix Maths Set

Fifth Class

Above the Clouds Portfolio Book (Fallons)                                                

Spellwell 5  (Fallons)

Just Handwriting Cursive 5th (educate.ie)

Fuaimeanna & Focal 5u (Folens)

Seo Leat 5th Class (Fallons)

Mental Maths 5th (Prim Ed)

Tables Champion 5th ( educate.ie)

Small World Activity Book 5th Class Geog & Science (Fallons)

The Right Note 5th & 6th (Folens)

Just Maps 4th (educate.ie)

STATIONERY

3 X Aisling 40 pg. Writing Copy : Code ASX2

1 x Premier 100 page small notebook

1 x Ormonde A4 120 pg. Maths Copy : Code S2064700

1 x Ormonde A4 120 Soft Cover

Manuscript Copybook : Code SKU : S2875244

Small A4 Ring Binder

Set of plastic pockets

1 x Manilla Paper Folder

Fully stocked pencil case with long ruler

Helix Maths Set

Sixth Class

Above the Clouds Portfolio Book (Fallons)

Spellwell 6 (Fallons)

Just Handwriting Cursive 6th (educate.ie)

Fuaimeanna & Focail 6 (Folens)

Seo Leat 5th Class (Fallons)

Mental Maths 6 (Prim Ed)

Tables Champion 6th   ( educate.ie)

Small World Activity Book 5th Class Geography & Science (Fallons)

The Right Note 5th & 6th (Folens)

Just Maps 4th   (educate.ie)

STATIONERY

3 X Aisling 40 pg. Writing Copy : Code ASXS

1 x Premier 100 pg. small notebook

1 x Ormonde A4 120 pg. Maths Copy : Code S2064700

1 x Ormonde A4 120 pg. Soft Cover

Manuscript Copybook : Code SKU : S2875244

Small A4 Ring Binder

Set of plastic pockets

1 x Manilla Paper Folder

Fully stocked pencil case with long ruler Helix Maths Set

Date posted: 27th June 2022 | Category Book Lists, Latest News |