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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.

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 |

The Heineken Cup Visits Wandesforde!

Date posted: 9th February 2019 | Category Blog, Rugby, Special Occasions, Sports |

On Monday, 4th February, we got a surprise visit from our rugby coach, Noel Devlin who very kindly brought the Heineken Cup to our school. The children all got the opportunity to look at the cup which is 22 kilogrammes in weight!

Thank you Noel for bringing the Heineken Cup to our school!

Date posted: 9th February 2019 | Category Blog, Rugby, Special Occasions, Sports |

A Busy December in the Senior Room

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

The Senior Room have been very busy in their preparations for Christmas. Below are some photographs of all their hard work in all aspects of school life.

In Religion the children designed a picture for the Postal Bible School’s Calendar Competition

The children learned about the home in Gaeilge and they completed a fact file on their homes

In Maths, the topic of fractions put us all to the test! The children engaged in many class activities to reinforce this concept. They particularly enjoyed getting fractions of various 2D shapes which we displayed as decorations on and presents under our Christmas Tree!

During the month, we explored the topic of “Me” in SPHE. The children created their own treasure chests with pictures and symbols of what makes each of them special.

We looked at Pompeii in History and learned a lot about this ancient city. In support of all that they had learned on the topic, the children wrote their own historical newspaper report.

The children designed their own fantasy cups and saucers using various lines and shapes in Art. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

In preparation for Christmas, the children created lots of colourful art work and decorations for our classroom!

We received a free Science Workshop on electricity as a result of all our efforts recycling batteries last year. The children were actively involved in this workshop!

The children engaged in some Christmas baking also during the month. They made Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

They also enjoyed decorating their own Christmas Cupcakes!

The children outperformed themselves in the Funky Kids Show. Well done on all your hard work in preparation for the night. Thanks to Denis & Olivia of Funky Kids for their enthusiasm & support of the children during this 10 week workshop.

Santa als0 visited us before the holidays and the children got to meet Santa in their classroom:)

Well done Senior Classes on all your hard work in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy your well deserved Christmas break and see you all in 2019!!

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |