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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.

A Busy Build Up to Easter in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 22nd April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have had a very busy few weeks in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in our school!  To celebrate Mothering Sunday on 31st March, the children created bouquets for a special lady in their lives…

We also created treat boxes with some roses inside!  We hope they made it home!

In SPHE we learned all about fire safety in the home.  We were delighted to have members of the Kilkenny Fire and Rescue Service with us to talk about how we can all stay extra safe in our homes.

In Maths, the 3rd class were learning all about shapes that tessellate.  They coloured in some impressive designs to illustrate this concept.

In SESE, we discussed our 5 senses and wrote poems in English to show that Spring can be experienced in a sensory way!

We also read a story called “The Willow Pattern” by Alan Drummond. It is a story about Koong Shee and Chang, who fell in love but could never be together because of a wicked merchant.  Their story is depicted on the Willow Pattern plates in many of our houses.  Have a look and see if you can see a pagoda, a boat and two turtle doves on your bowls or plates at home!  We then created our own Willow Pattern plates using blue paint…

In SESE, we talked about the many people in our community who help us.  We each wrote about one person and drew their picture….

In Religion, we read “The Easter Story” and sequenced the events on the wall, surrounded by palm leaves which were waved along the streets of Jerusalem as Jesus entered on a donkey…

We also wrote Easter Acrostic Poems in English…

We designed very cool Easter Eggs!

And finally, we created Easter Wreaths using lots of colourful paper!

We hope you all are having a restful break and enjoying this lovely time of year!

Date posted: 22nd April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Thank You!

Date posted: 20th April 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Senior Classroom |

A Big Thank You to all who supported our Annual Coffee Morning, Cake and Book Sale! The total amount raised on the day was €1307! Well done & thank you to the staff & children from 3rd-6th Class for all their hard work in preparation for this busy morning 🙂 The money raised will help go towards the cost of our school tour in May. 

See photos below of activities on the day! Thanks again!!

Date posted: 20th April 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Senior Classroom |

April fun in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 13th April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy few weeks in the run up to Easter with Junior and Senior Infants. We learned all about the hairdressers in play. Here we are role playing in the Wandesforde Hair Salon, making items from play doh and junk art and building our own mini salons in small world.

Ms Power and Ms Byrne got their hair styled by the hairdressers at the Wandesforde Hair Salon!

We were up bright and early on April 4th to make an appearance on Ireland AM! We had a lovely morning in the Discovery Park.

In Art we made colourful Easter Eggs using paper doilies and coloured card.

Finally this month we learned all about the weather, we monitored the weather and drew different weather we learned about.

Date posted: 13th April 2019 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

On Friday, 12th April, the children in 2nd – 6th Class in Wandesforde National School will be hosting their Annual Coffee Morning/Cake Sale and Book Sale in the school from 10 am – 12pm.  All are welcome to come along and purchase some delicious home-made treats on sale as well as some bargain books! Why not sit back and enjoy a cuppa and some treats at our coffee morning with your family and friends?  We look forward to seeing you all on the 12th April!  Thank you in advance for your support!

Date posted: 31st March 2019 | Category Blog, Easter, Fundraising Activities, Latest News |

Book Week Art Competition Winners!

Date posted: 25th March 2019 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

On Friday, 22nd March 2019, our Annual Book Fair commenced in Wandesforde National School. The whole school participated in an Art Competition whereby the children had to draw their favourite character from a story or nursery rhyme.

Below are photographs of each classroom’s entries for the competition. Well done to everybody for such lovely,colourful artwork. It has really brightened up our Assembly Room for the Book Fair!

Junior & Senior Infants

First, Second & Third Class

Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Class

On this day, we also welcomed Irish storyteller, Seosamh Ó Maolalaí to our school. The children thoroughly enjoyed his storytelling workshops and Seosamh kindly presented certificates and book vouchers to 6 lucky winners in our Book Week Art Competition!

Date posted: 25th March 2019 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |