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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.

Hallowe’en fun for 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallowe'en, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en is just around the corner and the pupils in 5th and 6th class have been doing lots of fun and creative work around this topic.

In English we wrote Spooky Stories with a Hallowe’en theme.

 

Art has been all about spiders and fireworks, here are our finished pictures.

In Geography, Science and English we have been learning all about the Rainforest, we wrote up information on the importance of rainforests and labelled diagrams of the layers of a rainforest.

We also conducted an experiment to see how water travels to the leaves in a plant. We could see this process in action by adding red food dye to the water.

Ar an bhFeirm was the topic we covered in Gaeilge. The pupils wrote up a story in Irish about a day on the farm.

We are now working on our 5th Green Flag and the theme is biodiversity. With this in mind the senior pupils went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park and noted all the different aspects of nature they observed.

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Finally we enjoyed baking Hallowe’en cupcakes on Friday as a treat before the holidays.

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As you can see we also had fun dressing up for Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 28th October 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Green Flag, Hallowe'en, Irish, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Summer Fun in the Senior Room

Date posted: 4th July 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Another year has come and gone in the Senior Room. We have completed lots of work in different areas in the past few weeks. Take a look and see what we have been up to!

In Art we created these colourful hand print parrots and painted in a jungle background. 

We also drew fruit and vegetables from observation in colour and black and white.

Summer fashion inspired us to create these colourful flip flops and we added real sand to the pictures to give it that realistic beach feeling!

In History we spent time learning all about life in the 1960s. We looked at fashion, music, schools and pastimes.

The sun was a subject we discovered lots about in Geography and Science. We also created bright sunset collages in Art.

In Science we also learned all about our lungs and breathing and  labelled diagrams of the lungs. We did experiments to see how our breathing changed after exercise.

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In SPHE we looked at all the positive things which pupils have achieved over the years. They created these ‘Achievement Shields’ showing their skills, talents and achievements over the years.

 Finally we had our End of Year Service and presentation to 6th class. We wish Rebecca, Nicole, Alan, Emma, Ashley, Kate, Amy & Dylan all the best as they leave Wandesforde and begin secondary school next year.

Have an enjoyable summer everyone! 🙂

Date posted: 4th July 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our End of Year Service

Date posted: 3rd July 2016 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Special Occasions |

On Tuesday, 21st June the school held its End of Year Service in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer. The children in 6th Class coordinated the service alongside Rev. Burke and once again some pupils in the Senior Room performed some well known hymns for us on their tin whistles. The Sixth Class pupils read prayers, bible stories and a very apt poem entitled “Dream Big”

At the end of the service, 6th Class were presented with a Bible and a signed card from the whole school to acknowledge their time at Wandesforde School. We wish them all the very best as they move on to secondary school!

The school also said goodbye to 2 pupils leaving us this year in other classes. We wish them every happiness in their new schools!

Thank you to Rev. Burke for coordinating the service and to the teachers, staff and pupils for all their hard work in preparing for it. Have a lovely Summer Break and we will see you all back at Wandesforde soon!

Date posted: 3rd July 2016 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Special Occasions |

Bishop’s Poster Competition 2016

Date posted: 6th May 2016 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Each year the pupils take part in the Bishop’s Poster Competition. This year the theme was “1916: Rethink, Re imagine and Reinvent.”

Congratulations to Owen who came 1st in the 4th class section and Rebecca who came 2nd in the 6th class section!!

Date posted: 6th May 2016 | Category Blog, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

A Busy April in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |

April has come and gone and the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have been busy working in all subject areas!

Today, on Tuesday, 26th April, we welcomed Philip and Richie, from the local Fire Brigade in to talk to the children about fire safety in the home.  They presented each child with a fire safety pack and reminded them of the number to ring if there was a fire.  The children then had to complete a fire safety check in their homes for homework.

In SPHE, we learned all about the senses and the children brought in some pictures which were sorted and categorised according to the senses used.  We then played a game where we had to guess objects using sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste!

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In Visual Arts, the children created “Spiral Eye-Teasers” and painted Spring Pictures….

In English, the children wrote reports about their long Easter break…

They also created very cool and creative characters.  They described their likes and dislikes and gave them an interesting name!

And finally, we designed our own “Marvellous Masquerades” using lots of bits and bobs from the art press!  Well done boys and girls on a great month’s work!

Date posted: 26th April 2016 | Category Blog, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, SPHE, Visual Arts |