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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.

Autumn in the Junior Room

Date posted: 27th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have been busy in September and October in the Junior Classroom. Check out the photos below to see what we’ve been up to!

At the beginning of September we were working on skills such as cutting and using different materials to practice making lines, shapes and letter writing.

We had fun learning different Nursery Rhymes such as Baa, Baa Black Sheep and Humpty Dumpty. We practiced cutting skills and made art based on these rhymes.

In SESE we were busy learning all about ourselves, how we change as we grow up and Autumn, learning about hedgehogs, squirrels and the changes which happen in this season.

Also as part of SESE we read the book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and made maps of the journey they went on in the story.

We also had fun going on an Autumn Nature Walk to the Discovery Park. We spotted leaves changing colours to orange, yellow, red and brown, conkers, red berries and helicopter seeds from Sycamore trees.

We brought our clipboards and pencils with us and ticked off the signs of Autumn we spotted on our walk.

On the way back we had time to stop off at the playground!

When we got back we created a Nature Table of Autumn items.

Senior Infants were learning all about length in Maths and made chains which were long, longer and the blue was longest. They also played games to revise their numbers from last year.

We began learning through play and the Aistear Curriculum in October and our first topic we learned about was ‘The Vet.’ We read stories like ‘Bet the Vet’ and created different things to do with vets in areas such as junk art, play doh, small world and construction.

Finally in Art we made squirrels using crepe paper to create bushy tails, we also painted colourful Autumn trees using cotton buds to paint the leaves on as dots and finally painted spooky pumpkins for Halloween!

Finally on the last day of term we had a great day dressing up for Halloween ūüôā

Date posted: 27th October 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Busy June in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

The Summer holidays are here! 2nd, 3rd and 4th class have been so busy over the past few weeks! Here are some photos of their hard work for you to look at! The theme over the past month was “Water” and many of our lessons revolved around this topic!

In English, the children studied the poem “Water” and discussed parts of the poem, adjectives, verbs and nouns.

In Science and Geography, we discussed climate change, global warming and how the ice caps that are melting are affecting sea levels. This was illustrated using ice-cubes as the ice caps and rocks as the land. The children observed the rising levels and drew this in a diagram after writing out the experiment.

In Visual Arts, we talked about the season of Summer and created pictures using pastels…

We created “Fabulous Flip Flops” for Summer too!

The children painted a “Water Scene”….

We made clay fish also….

To cool down on the many hot days over the past few weeks, we made strawberry smoothies!

Well done to one pupil, who learned all about Volcanoes and created this exploding Volcano!

The children created “Under the Sea” pictures using fabric and fibre….

To celebrate Father’s Day, on 20th June, the children made certificates and cards for their Dads!

Well done on a great month’s work boys and girls! I really hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Summer! See you at the end of August!

Date posted: 21st June 2021 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

2nd, 3rd and 4th Class Work:)

Date posted: 11th May 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The children have been very busy in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class over the past few weeks since we returned to school after the Easter holidays! Ms. Delaney taught the children for 2 weeks and did so many fun things with the class!

In Geography, the children learned all about the Weather. They learned about the various clouds in the sky and made examples of them on the following sheets.

They recorded the weather on a particular day and measured the temperature, looked at the types of cloud in the sky, checked the wind speed and direction and discussed the best clothes to wear on this particular day.

In Science, the children worked in pairs to investigate which magnets were the strongest. They recorded their findings on a sheet and drew and labelled their work!

In SPHE, the children discussed “Bullying” amongst their peers. To get the message across that we do not tolerate any bullying behaviours, the children designed posters to display in the classroom.

To mark National Space Day, we learned about the life of an astronaut in space. We watched videos on how they sleep, prepare food and work! We then had to devise our own list of things that we would bring to space if we had the chance to go and drew an astronaut with their suit on. Did you know a spacesuit costs more than $15,000,000 for every astronaut?

We read a poem called “Planet Roll Call” and talked about the various planets in our solar system.

In Visual Arts, we designed “Crazy Hair Day” pictures!

We learned about “Pointillism” and created homes and houses using this technique.

And finally, we made “Turtles” by weaving around lollipop sticks!

Well done on all your hard work over the past number of weeks boys and girls!

Date posted: 11th May 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Amazing April work in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 7th May 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

We were busier than ever during the month of April in Wandesforde. In English we continue to learn our sounds and tricky words.

In Art we created paintings using the Pointillism method, we used cotton buds to make nice, bright balloons!

In SESE we were learning about day time and night time. We sorted pictures into day and night and also learned about the sun, moon and stars. We also drew pictures of the night sky, learned about Neil Armstrong, the 1st man on the moon and drew his rocket ‘Apollo 11.’

We also created our own Solar Systems in Art.

We were busy in the school garden sowing vegetables.

Finally we were excited by some new arrivals to our class……..baby caterpillars! They were tiny when they arrived but are growing bigger every day, we will keep you posted on how they get on during May. Fingers crossed we will have some beautiful butterflies emerging in our room soon.

Date posted: 7th May 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

2nd, 3rd and 4th Class are Back!!!

Date posted: 27th March 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back to all our pupils after a stressful few months at home! It is great to be back in the classroom and it is even better seeing our friends that we haven’t seen in so long! The children have worked very hard since their return. Have a look at what they have been up to over the past few weeks!!

In History, we have been learning all about the Vikings. We learned where they came from, what they wore, how they lived and their life in Ireland. The children drew “Viking Longships” as you can see below!

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, we made these 3D Tulips. We also made cards. We hope all Mums, Grandmothers and Aunts had a wonderful day!

In English, we discussed Spring, new life, flowers, nature. We wrote about this lovely season and drew pictures of the things that happen in Spring!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March, we all dressed up in green!

In Gaeilge, we have been learning all about “√Čada√≠” so we labelled our “Leipreach√°n” with all the words from the theme of “√Čada√≠” that we now know!

We made very cool looking Leprechauns using tissue paper and lots of imagination!

Ms. Delaney has also been teaching the pupils over the past week and a half and the children have been learning all about magnets and the weather. They completed some prediction activities in Science to see what items were magnetic and non-magnetic.

In Visual Arts the children drew “Self-Portraits”…

The children learned about “The Easter Story” and in Visual Arts, made these fantastic Easter Chicks!

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Date posted: 27th March 2021 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, History, Irish, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |