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Green Flag

We in Wandesforde NS are a “Green School”. We were recently awarded our 4nd flag, which focuses on “Transport”. Our Green School’s Committee meet regularly to discuss green issues with Ms. Power, the Green School’s co-ordinator. Recently we held a Green School’s poster competition . We are working towards being awarded our 5th Green Flag for promoting Biodiversity.

Wonderful Water Art Competition!

Date posted: 13th March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

During the last two years we have been working hard to attain our 3rd Green Flag based on the theme of water. With this in mind the Green Schools Committee decided to hold an art competition for all classes based on saving water at home and in school. Here are the competition entries.

Junior Room

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Middle Room

Senior Room

Well done to the winners from each room who received a set of watercolours as their prize. Well done also to all the boys and girls who drew, coloured and painted such wonderful water saving pictures!

 

Date posted: 13th March 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

Welcome back from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th September 2013 | Category Blog, English, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Music, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Welcome back everybody from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  We have all settled in very well to our work since the 27th August.  Have a look at what we have been up to over the past 3 weeks!

In RE, we have discussed the theme of “Belonging”.  To show that we are part of God’s family, we each handprinted leaves on a large tree and wrote our names in marker.  We also read a poem about belonging to various “families”, in school, at home and in other aspects of our lives.

In Science we have been learning about Volcanoes.  We created our own volcanoes using lots of different materials, such as cotton wool, glue and paint.  We then used the end of a paintbrush to create the lava exploding from the crater.  In Music we learned a song about a volcano called “Popocatepetl”.  We had great fun re-creating the explosive sounds a volcano makes using body percussion…

In English, we wrote about the fun and activities we got up to over the Summer break.  The children also drew super pictures highlighting their favourite part of the holidays…

In History, 1st and 2nd Class have been learning about their families and they had to design a crest to depict what was important in their family’s life.  Some families enjoy sport, some cooking, some farming and some the outdoor life.  Have a look at their great designs…

In Art we discussed colours that work well together and colours that clash.  The children had to colour in Jolly Jesters.  This took a bit of time and effort as there was a pattern to follow in each part of the jester.  Don’t they look really well on the wall?

And finally, we got to pick our potatoes!  We had a really good crop this year.  The senior classes very kindly cut the potatoes and we had delicious wedges for our lunch.  They were yummy!

Date posted: 16th September 2013 | Category Blog, English, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Music, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

A geologist visits Wandesforde School!

Date posted: 3rd May 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

Last Wednesday a geologist came to visit our school. The boys and girls from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class had the chance to learn about the different types of rocks and find out how they were formed. They also learned about how much water we use every day and where our waste water goes to, supporting the work we are doing to get our next Green Flag for water.

Here are the boys and girls examining various kinds of rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 3rd May 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom |

Cool Constructions!

Date posted: 14th March 2013 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

As part of the Visual Arts Curriculum, the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class have been working in groups to create a construction of their choice using rubbish!  Without any help at all, the results were very impressive and are on display in the school corridor for all to see.  The children in 1st class created a “Rocket” using a bottle, cardboard, plastic and paint….

One 2nd class group made a “Turtle” using egg cartons, cardboard, yoghurt cartons and paint….

Another 2nd class group made the “Titanic” using cereal boxes, toilet roll inserts, cardboard, lids and paint….

And finally, the 3rd class pupils created a “Crocodile” using cereal boxes, egg cartons, cardboard, kitchen roll inserts and lots of green paint….

Well done boys and girls.  From lots of rubbish, great constructions were made!

Date posted: 14th March 2013 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Delicious Soup!

Date posted: 18th September 2012 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Last week Ms Dennehy’s class and Ms Power’s class went out to the school garden. There we harvested all the vegetables which had been growing over the summer. We got carrots, potatoes and onions!

 

 

 

 

When we went inside  5th and 6th Class prepared the soup for everyone. They peeled, chopped and cooked all the vegetables. 4th Class made delicious brown bread to go with the soup!

 

 

 

 

Everybody then had a mug of delicious soup with home made brown bread! It was yummy!!

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 18th September 2012 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |