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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.

Junior & Senior Infants on Tour!

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, School Outings, Special Occasions |

On Friday, 27th May, Junior & Senior Infants as well as 1st & 2nd Class went on their annual school tour to Rathwood in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

On arrival at Rathwood in Tullow, we climbed aboard the forest train and were brought through Rath Forest.

On our way, we saw deer, ponies, geese and ducks. We all got to feed bread to the ducks & geese as well as their babies!

After a short break, we then went to The Chocolate Garden to become chocolatiers for the day!!

We first painted white chocolate onto the plastic mould.

We then were given some gold flakes to sprinkle around the mould!

After that milk chocolate was poured into the moulds and we then had to turn the mould repeatedly until all the chocolate had spread around the mould.

The result of all our hard work- Chocolate Kilkenny Cats!!

After lunch, we visited the Woodlands Falconry, which was a real treat for the children. We got to see lots of owls as well as hawks!

The children really enjoyed the opportunity to hold and pet the owls, in particular the baby owl!

The children also got to see the hawk flying as well as performing various hunting skills!

It was a great school tour which was enjoyed by the children and teachers alike!!

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, School Outings, Special Occasions |

Easter Art in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During April,  the Infant Classroom learned about the artist, Vincent Van Gogh and his painting, “Sunflowers”. As an art appreciation lesson, the children all made their own  picture of “Sunflowers” using oil pastels. They did fantastic artwork and really showed off their artistic talents!!

Designing their own Easter Bags for the Easter Fairy Cakes was another art activity for the children

The children also designed their own egg character using polystyrene eggs!

 Happy Easter Everybody!

Date posted: 22nd April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Egg Hunt at the Wandesforde School

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Physical Education |

On Friday, 15th April, Junior & Senior Infants took part in their annual egg hunt in the grounds of Wandesforde National School. This year it was an egg hunt with a difference! The children had to pair up with another child and have a tie put around their legs as if they were doing the Three Legged Race! Here are the photographs to prove it!

The children had to search, here,

there

and everywhere! All the children worked so well together and thankfully all the eggs were collected! The team who collected the most eggs were….

Well done boys!

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Physical Education |

Easter Art and Activities in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We made Easter Chicks using wool and cardboard.  We put googly eyes and a beak on the chicks…

We enjoyed painting some Easter Art.  We painted chicks, eggs, rabbits and animals…

We made Chocolate Nests using shredded wheat, melted chocolate and mini eggs.  Delicious!

We decorated our own Easter Eggs…

Happy Easter from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 15th April 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Baking Easter Fairy Cakes in the Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 14th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

On Thursday, 14th April, Junior & Senior Infants baked Easter Fairy Cakes! The children were all given a job to do in making the fairy cakes. Here are photographs of all their hard work!

We all got to decorate our own fairy cakes with chocolate, eggs, smarties and maltesers!

We all brought 2 fairy cakes home in our Homemade Easter Bags!

Date posted: 14th April 2011 | Category Blog, Easter, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |