• School Outings

School Outings

The school endeavours to take all pupils on an educational tour annually. These tours cover a wide and varied choice of venues of an educational, environmental and historical nature. We have visited Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow & Waterford for tours over the years.

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

Date posted: 14th March 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February has flown in the Middle Room!  We have been very busy learning lots of new things and now you can have a look at all our work!

To mark the start of February, we read about St. Brigid and her life as a Christian.  We coloured in pictures of her cloak…..

Chinese new Year was on the 5th February and this year is the year of the pig!  We read a story about how all the animals were picked to be part of Chinese New Year and made dragons, as these are a huge symbol in Chinese culture.

We read a poem called “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth.  We discussed the many verbs, adjectives and nouns in it and then decorated it!

In Maths, the 2nd class are learning all about 3D shapes and had to design hotels using all the shapes that we learned about!

We created colourful peacocks in art using metallic colours…

The children in all classes completed projects based on topics of their choice.  They did a wonderful job presenting them to the class.  Here are some pictures of their work!

To mark Pancake Tuesday, we enjoyed a few pancakes with our favourite toppings, kindly made by Mrs. Dooley and distributed by the Senior pupils.  Thank you all very much!  They were delicious!

We also welcomed Eileen Canny to the school to do a River Study Workshop with the children last week.  The children explored the river bank and woodland area at the end of the school property and despite the rain, had lots of fun!

Well done on all your hard work boys and girls!

Date posted: 14th March 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February Fun with the Juniors

Date posted: 4th March 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our play topic in February was ‘The Jungle.’ We had great fun making jungles in the sand, creating jungle animals and explorers equipment in junk art and play doh. We also went on a jungle trek around our class spotting various jungle creatures. Finally we played in our water station with jungle animals which live in rivers.

We created some of the animals from the book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ Here’s a leaping gazelle………
and a slithery snake!
One jungle explorer’s trek ended when bitten by a snake!!

In art we created lots of jungle themed work including parrots made from our handprints and colourful chameleons. For Valentine’s Day we made frames of our hands for our families.

In SESE we looked at the animals we find here in Ireland and the different animals which live in jungles, we sorted the animals accordingly and later drew a selection of jungle animals we’d learned about.

We also learned about forces and focused on what is moved by pushing and what is moved by pulling. We sorted some things which are pushed and others which are pulled. We experimented with some things in our classroom to see how they move and pushed paper fish along by blowing them. We had to see which surface they travelled on best.

Pulling

Pushing

In SPHE we continue to do our mindfulness each week, we take some time out to relax, close our eyes and just breathe deeply and calmly.

We also discussed all the things which make us happy in school and drew pictures to show these things.

We have had great fun in January and February learning to dance with Michelle 🙂

In music this month we learned the names of various percussion instruments and learned how to play them.

Finally we had a lovely time in the library where Mary read some stories all about eating healthy food and then we had to guess which healthy fruit and vegetables she had in her bag!

Date posted: 4th March 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Happy New Year from the Junior Room!

Date posted: 1st February 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy start to 2019 in the Junior Classroom. We’ve learned about lots of new and exciting topics. In play we learned all about School and The Pet Shop.

We made school items in Playdough.

We built classrooms and schools in Small World and Construction.

We made items in Junk Art.

Making a clock for the classroom.

We also had fun in Role Play acting out in the classroom.

We also explored the theme of Pet Shops this month. We made Playdough animals and pet related items.

In Construction we made pet home like aquariums, rabbit and gerbil hutches and dog and cat baskets.

In Junk Art the boys and girls made pets and pet toys.

We found various pets in the sand and matched them to their homes.

Finally we made our own pet shop in the classroom and enjoyed acting out going to the shop in Role Play.

In Art we looked at the topic of Winter and made snowflakes using oil pastels and then painted over them with water colour paints.

We made winter mittens from tissue paper and contact and put them on display on our classroom window.

In Gaeilge we have learned all about ‘An Aimsir’ and made these colourful umbrellas.

Finally we made Winter Penguins using ‘cold’ coloured paints for the background.

In SESE we learned all about the topic of Winter, we sorted some winter clothes and drew pictures of Winter Scenes.

Also in SESE we were learning all about our sense of sight and hearing. We went on a walk outside to listen for different sounds and played games about what we could see around us. Then we coloured in pictures of things we like to look at and listen to.

Junior Infants have been revising the number 2 in Maths, while Senior Infants were learning ordinal numbers, ordering stories from what happened 1st to last.

Meanwhile Senior Infants continue to learn new ‘Tricky Words’ each week.

Finally, and also in English we had a lovely morning at our local library listening to stories and exploring books with Mary the librarian.

Date posted: 1st February 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

A Merry Christmas from the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have had a very busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in Wandesforde National School. Have a look at all the wonderful things the boys and girls have been up to….

We had a visit from Niamh, a scientist with Anyone 4 Science and she talked about electricity with the children….

In English, we wrote Acrostic Poems entitled “Christmas”. 

In Visual Arts, the children enjoyed making Christmas Stockings and decorating them…

We also decorated Christmas Jumpers.  Don’t they look very festive?!

The children enjoyed creating colourful Christmas trees using bright colours on a snowy background…

On Thursday, 20th December, we had the pleasure of welcoming Santa Claus into our classroom. Although he is very busy at this time of the year, he still managed to get his photo taken with the children in our class and gave us all a treat too!

The children in 2nd Class learned about symmetry in Maths and created Christmas symmetry pictures…

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Senior Room Activities this Autumn!!

Date posted: 3rd November 2018 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During September, the Senior Classroom, paid a visit to our local library to select some books to bring back to our classroom library.

The children engaged in many activities which required teamwork. Below they had a task of making a tower stand as high as they could design it, with sheets of paper & paper clips.

The winning team below!!

In English, the children recalled their summer holidays in poetry format. They did both diamante & acrostic poems!

In SPHE, the children designed their own arm with lots of pictures & details to show what makes each of them unique!

The children really enjoyed drawing a portrait of a member of their class in Art. 

Can you figure out who is who?In History, the children enjoyed learning about Greek Myths and Legends and they drew a cartoon strip of the Greek Myth, “King Midas”
During the month of September, the children discussed the importance of Road Safety and drew their own safety message in response to all that they had learned.

The children engaged very well in the strand Data in Maths and they enjoyed collecting information from their classmates and representing their results on a bar chart using graph paper

During October, the children made their own tree silhouettes using autumnal colours

The children also enjoyed learning the craft of basket making during their workshop with Heritage Specialist, Paul Finch.

Take a look at some of their creations below

In preparation for Halloween, the children designed their own Halloween Mask entry for a school competition 
The children have been working very hard on their Oral Irish over the past 2 months and they produced their own factfile “as Gaeilge ” to reinforce all the phrases they have learned.

The children were introduced to the technique of Pointillism by their teacher, Ms. Druhan during October. This required them to apply small, distinct dots of colour in patterns to an image. Didn’t they create a beautiful autumn tree collage using this technique?

Before the Halloween Holidays, the children enjoyed making their own Monster Pom Poms using fabric and fibre.

They also enjoyed making some cupcakes with a spooky surprise  inside

( melted Rolo sweet!)

Finally on the last day of school, the children once again dressed up in their frightful, Halloween costumes!

Well done Senior Room on all your hard work and creativity during the first 2 months of school 🙂

 

Date posted: 3rd November 2018 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |