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Special Occasions

We are a very busy school! Each year as a treat, we all go to the cinema at Christmas. This is kindly paid for by the Board of Management and we have a fantastic day. Sometimes we hold a Carol Service or Christmas Play in St. Mary’s Church just before the Christmas holidays and then come back to the school for a party. All the parents are invited back for tea/coffee and to see our Christmas art and craft.

End of Year Service 2018!

Date posted: 20th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Wandesforde National School held its End of Year Service on Monday, 18th June in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  It was a happy and a sad occasion in one, saying goodbye to Ms. Cliona Hall as well as a great 6th class who will no longer be with us next year.

Our 7 members of 6th Class were presented with Bibles to mark the end of their time at Wandesforde National School

We wish them the very best as they move on to their secondary schools.  They will be sadly missed!

 

Date posted: 20th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

We’re all Blooming at Wandesforde!

Date posted: 8th June 2018 | Category Blog, Special Occasions, SPHE |

The Health Promoting School’s Committee have been busy this term!

To begin with, all the children wrote down one thing they are good at and drew a picture to illustrate it. This was then put together to create a colourful floral display in our school hallway to celebrate all our individual skills and talents!

Our Skills are Definitely Blooming at Wandesforde!

On Friday, 25th May, the Health Promoting School’s Committee organised a Healthy Picnic for the whole school outdoors and the weather didn’t disappoint us!!

The children were treated to fruit smoothies, fruit kebab sticks as well as cheese, tomato & cucumber sticks!

The children really enjoyed eating outdoors and the healthy snacks went down a treat!

Thank you to the committee members for all their input into meetings over the past few months. Thank you also to Mrs. Dooley, Mrs Joyce & Jackie Neale for all their help in preparation for the picnic.

We look forward to more health promoting activities during the next school year!

Date posted: 8th June 2018 | Category Blog, Special Occasions, SPHE |

Thank You!

Date posted: 26th March 2018 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

 

A big thank you to all who supported our Annual Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale! The total raised amounted to €1150! This money will go towards the cost of our school tour in May. Your support is very much appreciated 🙂 Enjoy the Easter Break!

Date posted: 26th March 2018 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities |

Marvellous March in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

March has been another busy month in the Junior Room. In play we learned all about the hospital. Here we are making hospital related items from junk art, role playing in the hospital and making our own wards in the small world area.

We also made our own x-rays, Junior Infants learned the letter ‘x’ this month and we looked at real x-rays from a hospital.

In S.E.S.E. we discussed the instruments a doctor uses in hospital and completed worksheets about this.

As it’s Spring now we looked at the blackbird, watched a video of an adult feeding chicks and listened to their song. We then made life cycle diagrams for a blackbird.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we made bright green shamrocks from matchsticks, paper, fabric and buttons, then we attached rainbow colours underneath.

Easter is here and we learned all about the Easter Story in Religion. We created our own hills with 3 crosses to represent the story and painted in sunsets behind.

As well as remembering the Easter Story we also like to eat Easter Eggs and we used all we’ve learned in Maths to create colourful patterns on Easter Eggs. We used pom poms gripped by clothes pegs to do this!

Senior Infants have been busy learning all about the number 9 in Maths and Junior Infants the number 5 and did lots of work around these numbers.

At the beginning of the month we went outdoors and practiced writing the numbers 4 and 8 with chalk.

Senior Infants were busy learning new tricky words too and practiced writing them on mats as well as making the word from play dough.

In P.E. we learned some simple orienteering skills and coloured in animal cards at different stations around the hall.

We were delighted to welcome Claire Caron to our school, Claire taught us how to make eggcups and vases from clay.

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

We have had a very busy month preparing for Christmas in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!  We have had lots of fun along the way too!  On 7th December, we went Carol singing in the Discovery Park!

The children performed their Christmas play “Superstar” on Tuesday, 19th December.  They did a wonderful job!

We wrote letters to Santa Claus in English and went to the post office to send them.  We even got a reply from Santa at this busy time!

In English we read a poem called “Jack Frost in the Garden” and decorated our poems.  We learned all about nouns, adjectives and verbs as we read it.

 

In Art, we coloured festive candles…

We also made clay decorations as presents for our family and friends…

Santa came to visit on Thursday, 21st December with lots of goody bags for the boys and girls …

In Geography, we looked at the country of Brazil and completed a mini-project on this beautiful place.  We wrote about places to visit, things to eat, famous footballers and the Olympics that were held there in 2016.

We also created these colourful masks to reflect the vibrancy of street festivals and parades in Brazil!

In Geography, we learned about the weather and integrated what we had learned with Music.  We created these bright rainmakers that make the sound of the rain once turned gently!

 

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |