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Drama

The children at Wandesforde school partake in many drama activities. Every second year during the Autumn term we are lucky to have the Funky Kids at Wandesforde, we always look forward to their workshops. We also enjoy putting on musicals and plays at Christmas ourselves when Funky Kids are not with us.

Marvellous March in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

March has been another busy month in the Junior Room. In play we learned all about the hospital. Here we are making hospital related items from junk art, role playing in the hospital and making our own wards in the small world area.

We also made our own x-rays, Junior Infants learned the letter ‘x’ this month and we looked at real x-rays from a hospital.

In S.E.S.E. we discussed the instruments a doctor uses in hospital and completed worksheets about this.

As it’s Spring now we looked at the blackbird, watched a video of an adult feeding chicks and listened to their song. We then made life cycle diagrams for a blackbird.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we made bright green shamrocks from matchsticks, paper, fabric and buttons, then we attached rainbow colours underneath.

Easter is here and we learned all about the Easter Story in Religion. We created our own hills with 3 crosses to represent the story and painted in sunsets behind.

As well as remembering the Easter Story we also like to eat Easter Eggs and we used all we’ve learned in Maths to create colourful patterns on Easter Eggs. We used pom poms gripped by clothes pegs to do this!

Senior Infants have been busy learning all about the number 9 in Maths and Junior Infants the number 5 and did lots of work around these numbers.

At the beginning of the month we went outdoors and practiced writing the numbers 4 and 8 with chalk.

Senior Infants were busy learning new tricky words too and practiced writing them on mats as well as making the word from play dough.

In P.E. we learned some simple orienteering skills and coloured in animal cards at different stations around the hall.

We were delighted to welcome Claire Caron to our school, Claire taught us how to make eggcups and vases from clay.

Date posted: 24th March 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Easter, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Bon Appetit from the Junior Room!

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

This month the Junior Room have had great fun in The Restaurant. We built our own restaurants in the Small World area and acted out in Role Play. We also created art related to the topic such as chef hats and pizzas in Junk Art and Playdough.

 

 

In Art we looked at warm and cool colours and made hot air ballooons showing these colours. We also looked at the artist Wassily Kandinsky who used warm and cool colours in his work. We made our own paintings in his style!

Valentines Day was celebrated when we made owls for our families.

In Maths we have continued in our work on number, Junior Infants have been learning all about the number 3 and Senior Infants the number 8.

As part of the Green Schools programme we made Bird Food Cupcakes from seeds, nuts, raisins and fat. We hung these around the grounds on Friday and by Monday they were gone! The birds are very hungry in Wandesforde in the cold weather.

We have had great fun learning new skills in basketball with coach Joe Byrne.

All in all a busy and productive month and we’re looking forward to more fun and learning in March!

Date posted: 27th February 2018 | Category Basketball, Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Junior Room January Fun!

Date posted: 1st February 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

We are excited to be back in school after the Christmas break and had a great month learning lots of new information.

Our play topics have been ‘Winter & The Arctic’ and ‘Weather.’ We learned lots of new and interesting information about both topics.

We made snowmen, snowflakes, reindeer and polar bears in Junk Art.

We created a small world in the Arctic complete with animals and a frozen lake.

We constructed an igloo from bricks and polydrons.

Our sand pit turned into a snow pit and we built snow castles with polar bears to protect it.

 

There was plenty of fun to be had at the water station too, we experimented with capacity and learned water can freeze in the cold winter.

We checked the weather each day. We used a thermometer to measure the temperature, a rain gauge to check how much rain fell and an anemometer to see the wind speed.

We also had fun presenting our own weather reports!

Linking to our play themes we made polar bears from cut up paper and winter snowmen with colouful hats and scarves. We also created stormy and wet scenes.

Senior Infants learned all about 3D shapes and we used cubes, cuboids and cylinders to make tall towers.

We also learned the number 1 in Junior Infants and all about the number 7 in Senior Infants. We made number pictures showing lots of ways to represent these numbers.

In SPHE we learned all about taste and found out there are 4 different types of taste – sweet, sour, salty and bitter. We had fun tasting all 4 and deciding which we liked!

Some tastes we liked and some we didn’t!

Date posted: 1st February 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

December has flown by in Junior and Senior Infants and we’ve been very busy in the run up to Christmas. Here are some of the activities we completed this month.

 

To get into the Christmas spirit we went carol singing with the whole school in the Discovery Park.

In art we made owl babies by sponge painting after we read the book Owl Babies.

We painted and used crepe paper to make Christmas robins and also created a choir of singing reindeer!

In play we created Santa’s Workshop. We had great fun making toys and wrapping them, building his workshop with bricks and making our own toys in junk art.

We wrote letters to Santa and posted them and we were very excited to get a letter back which the postman delivered to us!

 

Senior Infants were working hard learning tricky words this month and practiced making them from play dough as well as writing them in sentences.

We learned lots of information about nocturnal animals such as owls, bats, badgers and foxes.

We performed in our school play ‘Superstar.’ We were angels and animals.

We learned all about the Nativity and birth of Jesus in Religion and practiced our cutting skills to create these Nativity scenes.

As a treat for Christmas we went to the cinema to see ‘The Star.’

Finally we were thrilled to receive a visit from Santa and have a Christmas party! 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year from everyone in the Junior Room! 🙂

Date posted: 22nd December 2017 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Fundraising Activities, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

November News from the Junior Room

Date posted: 30th November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have done lots of work in Junior & Senior Infants since we came back from mid term break. Our play themes have been The Post Office and The Airport. We learned and created lots about these topics.

Making aeroplanes in junk art.

Building our own airport with a runway and control tower.

Designing and writing in our own passports.

Checking in at the airport.

Going through security and bag checks.

Buying stamps at the Post Office.

Making post boxes in Junk Art.

In Art we made hand print planes, linking to our play topic.

We also made various creatures from clay in Art. We had fun moulding the clay and painting it in bright colours when dry.

 Our topic in Gaeilge has been Eadaí and we made our own Líne Eadaí based on the work we did.

Staying on the theme of clothing we designed our own outfits using different fabrics in Art.

In SESE we learned all about Barn Owls and created pictures of these nocturnal birds.

In Music we learned the song Miss Polly has a Dolly. We coloured in pictures of the song and sequenced them in the correct order.

We worked lots on being a good friend this month. We looked at videos, read stories and discussed what it means to be a good friend. We made a friendship tree from all our hand prints to show that we are all friends in the Junior Room 🙂

Date posted: 30th November 2017 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |