Hallowe’en

We enjoy dressing up and doing lots of activities for Hallowe’en each year!

Happy Halloween from the Senior Classroom!

Date posted: 27th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

By now we are well settled back to life in school. During October the Senior Classroom worked very hard and produced some great work!

In Music, the children have been focusing on musical theory and have learned the names for musical notes as well as other Italian musical terms used in Music. They also engaged in some listening and responding activities in Music and used their knowledge of musical theory learned.

The children took a “Line for a Walk” in Art and explored the work of the artist, Paul Klee.

In Gaeilge, the children continue to learn lots of new vocabulary and are learning lots of new phrases too. They learned the phrase “Nuair a fhásaim suas, ba mhaith liom a bheith i mo…” which means “When I grow up, I would like to be a …” and they drew illustrations of their future career path!

During the month, we explored the topic of Ancient China in SESE and learned lots of interesting facts about the various dynasties that ruled China. The Han Dynasty was one such dynasty and we designed our own vases in support of all they did for arts and culture in China.

In English, we looked at the poem, The Marrog by R.C Scriven and identified its effective use of adjectives. The children then drew pictures of what they imagined the “Marrog” looked like from this descriptive poem.

In preparation for Halloween, the children wrote their own Halloween Acrostic Poem

They also wrote their own Spooky Stories which were quite terrifying to listen to!!

In Art, the children created their own Haunted House Scene using oil pastels. Didn’t they do a great job!

They also designed their own Halloween costume for the Folens Halloween Competition

Finally on the day of our Halloween Holidays, the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes and had a mini party/disco with their classmates to mark the start of our Mid Term Break!

Well done 5th & 6th Class on a great month’s work. Enjoy your Mid Term Break and be sure to have a Happy Halloween Everybody!

Date posted: 27th October 2020 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Halloween from the Senior Room!!

Date posted: 28th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Rugby, Science, Senior Classroom, Sports, Visual Arts |

Another busy month has come and gone! The Senior Room have completed a great month’s work again in all subject areas!

At the start of the month, we printed Autumnal Trees in Art using cotton buds!! Didn’t they do a great job!

We have had a great few weeks of playing Tag Rugby with our coach, Noel!

In Gaeilge, we have been learning lots of phrases about ourselves in Obair Bhéal. The children also wrote a little factual piece about themselves too!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Castlecomer Library to see a very interactive presentation from weather forecaster, Joanna Donnelly on her new book “The Great Irish Weather Book” which she published with her illustrator, Fuschia MacAree! Thank you to the library for organising this great event!

We did an art appreciation lesson on Surrealism and looked at the work of the Spanish Painter, Joan Miro, who produced many famous paintings using simple shapes, bright colours and unique symbols. Below are the children’s own pictures in response to his many creative and innovative paintings!

In SESE, the children explored the topic of Autumn as well as Living Things and created their own owls in response to all they had learned 🙂

Music Generation is well underway at Wandesforde. The children are engaging well in their weekly performance workshops with Clare Kilkenny and are participating in a wide variety of vocal and instrumental activities in Music.

In preparation for Halloween, the children engaged in a literacy workshop on Halloween Haiku Poetry. They explored the technique of writing this Japanese form of poetry using 3 lines of syllables and adjectives!

We also designed our own pumpkins for the Castlecomer Library Halloween Competition!

In Gaeilge, we learned the poem “Oíche Shamhna” and drew pictures to illustrate the poem!

Finally, the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes on Friday, 25th October. They all looked amazing and as always it was a great way to start off the Halloween Holidays!

Happy Halloween Everybody! Enjoy your well deserved Mid-Term Break 🙂

Date posted: 28th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Irish, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Rugby, Science, Senior Classroom, Sports, Visual Arts |

Spooktacular goings on in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 25th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

October has been a busy month for Junior & Senior Infants. Check out what we have been up to below…..

Autumn is well and truly here now and we learned all about what happens at this colourful time of year. We painted Autumn trees using cotton buds to create leaves in Art and made bark rubbings. We joined the dots and made orange, yellow, red & brown leaves. We also learned all about squirrels and hedgehogs.

We practiced our cutting skills to make cheerful Autumn scenes!

We were practicing mapping skills in SESE and drew 3 things we see each day on our way to school.

In Maths Junior Infants have been learning all about the number 2 while Senior Infants have completed lots of work on the number 6.

Junior Infants are learning lots of new sounds each week, here are our ‘e’ sounds.

Our play topic has been ‘The Vet.’ We learned lots about how vets and veterinary nurses help animals.

Creating veterinay items in Junk Art.
Building a Vet’s Surgery in Construction.
Role playing at the vets!
Building a kennel for the vet to use

We headed off to the local library to see the work of a real life illustrator for Bookville. Carol Ann showed us her drawings and helped us create our own whale and geese drawings.

With Halloween approaching we made some spooky pumpkins to go on our wall. We also made a Halloween treat on the last day and had fun dressing up in spooky, scary costumes.

Enjoy the Halloween break everyone!

Date posted: 25th October 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

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! 🙂

 

 

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 |