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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.

Halloween fun in the Junior Room

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

We’ve been learning all about Halloween this week in the Junior Room. It was our play topic and we enjoyed building spooky castles in the sand and small world, playing Halloween themed games and making things in junk art and playdough.

 

In Art we made Halloween Bats and after reading the book “Winnie the Witch” we made her black cat Wilber!

In Maths Senior Infants were learning all about the number 6 and created Monsters with 6 arms, 6 legs, 6 teeth and 6 eyes! We all made some Halloween patterns as well.

Our topic in Science has been touch. We learned to describe how different things feel and coloured in the things which we can touch.

On the last day we made rice crispie spiders. We had to mix chocolate and cereal and give them eyes and legs, and then eat them! Yummy!!

Happy Halloween everyone! ūüôā

 

 

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

A Busy Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallowe'en, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy Autumn since our return to school in late August!  The children wrote about their hot Summer holidays and what they got up to!  We also painted pictures of our happy Summer memories.

We wrote about ourselves and made bunting with the paper..

We drew Self-Portraits in Art…

In Art we learned how to weave paper….

We made Hot Air Balloons using crepe paper…

We visited the library to hear Wayne O’Connor, an illustrator talk about his work.¬† He told us a¬†folk story¬†from China.

We had a visit from basket weaver Paul Finch during the month also.  The children weaved their own fish using long thin pieces of willow.

We were very lucky to have Ms. Róisín Nolan teaching the children for the month of October as part of her teacher training.  Ms. Nolan planned lots of fun activities for the children and here are a few photos of some of the lovely work the children did!

In Maths, the children learned about 2D shapes and created shape pictures…

We enjoyed learning about Halloween and tasted some báirín breac.  A lucky boy in second class found the ring!

We made some creepy cakes to enjoy!

Happy Halloween everybody from 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils!

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallowe'en, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

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 ‚ā¨1150! This money will go towards the cost of our school tour in May. Your support is very much appreciated ūüôā Enjoy the Easter Break!

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