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English

English is taught to all children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. Oral language, reading and writing are all encouraged and promoted throughout the school. The child’s reading and writing experience in school can contribute greatly to their cognitive, emotional and imaginative development. The children love to write stories, complete projects and post their blogs on the school website.

Summer Fun with Junior & Senior Infants!

Date posted: 23rd June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Sport, Visual Arts |

As the year ends we have been busier than ever in the Junior Classroom!

We were learning all about the garden and garden centres in play. We role played in the Garden Centre, discovered tools gardeners use in the sand, made garden related items in junk art, constructed a garden centre in small world, made garden flowers from play dough & explored the use of water at the water station.

We also sowed sunflowers for our own gardens at home. We watered them and kept them on a sunny windowsill and after a few days they began to germinate. They were starting to grow quite tall by the time we brought them home!

We had great fun at our Sports’ Day, sprinting, running over hurdles, competing in the egg and spoon race and sack race.

Before our annual Sponsored Cycle we had a Cycle Safety Workshop. We learned how to safely steer around objects as well as how to use our brakes properly.

In Art we made sailing boats, we used potatoes to print the boats onto our painted background.

Before the holidays we had a Teddy Bears’ Picnic. As a treat we had some delicious Summer food – ice-cream and strawberries!

In Maths we’ve learned all about money. Here are Senior Infants sorting out their change!

We were also working on addition skills, Junior Infants played a game ‘Fill It, Spill It, Add It’ to learn about adding.

Senior Infants played Number Dots to practice their addition skills.

We continued to work hard learning tricky words. We practiced writing them with markers and shaping them in play dough and completing worksheets for different words.

We had a great morning learning to play drums and beating different rhythms.

In Science we learned all about the life cycle of a ladybird and we made paper plate ladybirds in Art.

Happy holidays everyone, have a great summer!

Date posted: 23rd June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Sport, Visual Arts |

Building a great classroom with Infants!

Date posted: 6th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Visual Arts |

May has come and gone in the Junior Room and as always we’ve been busy this month!

Our play topic was ‘The Building Site’

We role played on site, worked in the sand, made constructions and various items related to building in junk art as well as making our own mini site in small world.

In English we drew plans for a building we’d like to construct and listed all the materials we would need to build it.

In Art we took inspiration from nature and made pretty blossom trees using crepe paper and bright, yellow, summer suns.

We wrote up what we have learned about the season of summer and made puffy paint to create delicious ice cream cones!

We had an interesting morning going on a nature walk to the Discovery Park. We spotted lots of signs of summer- green leaves, flowers growing, insects down by the river and we could hear lots of birds singing.

We had time after to head to the playground for some fun!

After our school tour to Hook Lighthouse and K-Bowl we drew pictures of our favourite activity.

In Maths Senior Infants were working on number and coloured pictures of crabs according to the number code. Meanwhile Junior Infants were working on cutting, colouring and gluing skills and created colourful rockets.

Date posted: 6th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Visual Arts |

Fun and Frolics down on the Farm!

Date posted: 1st May 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

April again has been busy in the Junior Room. Our topic in play this month was the farm. We made farm related items in Junk Art, created a dairy farm in Small World and found farm related items and built a farm in the sand.

We also made different farm animals from paper plates, look at our sheep, cows, pigs and hens!

In Maths Junior Infants were practicing their numbers by building tower blocks from cubes with certain numbers in each. Meanwhile Senior Infants were learning the time in one hour intervals and played a game showing how many times they rolled the time! They also made picture numbers of 5 and 10.

 

Spring is in the air and we made Spring flowers from egg boxes as well as writing some of our favourite things about this time of year.

In Gaeilge our topic was An Zú and after learning all the animal names in Irish we made colourful zoo pictures in Art.

Date posted: 1st May 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Visual Arts |

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 |

Book Fair visits Wandesforde!

Date posted: 8th March 2018 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Our annual Book Fair runs from 9th-14th March this year. As part of the week we welcomed author David Donohue to our school. David spoke to all classes about the books he has written and we had great fun hearing him say all our names backwards, just like the character Walter in his book can!

We also dressed up as our favourite character from books we’ve read. There were prizes for best costume, a voucher to spend at the Book Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Well done to all the pupils (and parents!!) for creating such wonderful, imaginative costumes. 🙂

 

Date posted: 8th March 2018 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |