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Music

Music is taught by the class teacher. The children have the opportunity to learn the piano and guitar from 1st class onwards if they wish. Every second year, we have a group called the “Funky Kids Workshop” in our school to help us put on a wonderful show. Denis and Olivia from the Funky Kids group teach us songs, dances and we then perform them at a Christmas Show for parents and the school community. We also record the show on DVD for parents to purchase! Each week in Assembly, we sing a song and once a year, we attend a Children’s Choral Festival with the other schools in the Diocese.

October Spooktacular Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st November 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Another month has come and gone and once again the Junior Classroom have been hard at work!

In English, we learned a lot of new letters. We made our very own Paper Plate Indians for the letter “i”.

 and Colourful Cupcakes for the letter “c”

 In History, the children learned about the Aboriginal Culture and painted Australian Animals using cotton buds!!

We studied the season of Autumn and made some “Autumnal Trees” in Science.

 The children listened to the musical piece “The Aquarium” by Camille Saint Saens and responded to it by drawing a picture representing the music.

In Gaeilge, we enjoyed learning Halloween words through games and rhymes. We particularly enjoyed learning the rhyme “Oíche Shamhna is Bairín Breac”. Of course we had to sample some barn brack just to appreciate the rhyme!!

We also has a Halloween Dress Up Day in school. The children really enjoyed showing off their fantastic costumes to all their friends in school 🙂 

The children also made their own clay spiders and egg carton bats in Art.

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Happy Halloween Everybody from Ms. Wilson &

 the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 1st November 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Welcome back from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th September 2013 | Category Blog, English, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Music, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Welcome back everybody from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!  We have all settled in very well to our work since the 27th August.  Have a look at what we have been up to over the past 3 weeks!

In RE, we have discussed the theme of “Belonging”.  To show that we are part of God’s family, we each handprinted leaves on a large tree and wrote our names in marker.  We also read a poem about belonging to various “families”, in school, at home and in other aspects of our lives.

In Science we have been learning about Volcanoes.  We created our own volcanoes using lots of different materials, such as cotton wool, glue and paint.  We then used the end of a paintbrush to create the lava exploding from the crater.  In Music we learned a song about a volcano called “Popocatepetl”.  We had great fun re-creating the explosive sounds a volcano makes using body percussion…

In English, we wrote about the fun and activities we got up to over the Summer break.  The children also drew super pictures highlighting their favourite part of the holidays…

In History, 1st and 2nd Class have been learning about their families and they had to design a crest to depict what was important in their family’s life.  Some families enjoy sport, some cooking, some farming and some the outdoor life.  Have a look at their great designs…

In Art we discussed colours that work well together and colours that clash.  The children had to colour in Jolly Jesters.  This took a bit of time and effort as there was a pattern to follow in each part of the jester.  Don’t they look really well on the wall?

And finally, we got to pick our potatoes!  We had a really good crop this year.  The senior classes very kindly cut the potatoes and we had delicious wedges for our lunch.  They were yummy!

Date posted: 16th September 2013 | Category Blog, English, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Music, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

April Arrives in the Senior Room!

Date posted: 3rd May 2013 | Category Blog, English, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

April has been another busy month for the pupils of 4th, 5th and 6th class.

In science we looked at the earthworm and found out lots of information about it. We then made our own wormery! We made layers of sand and soil and put 4 worms in it. After a week we could see the worms had mixed up the sand and soil and created tunnels through the soil and sand.

 

In music we listened to a song called Ripples in the Rockpool and drew these pictures.

 

In art we drew and painted a daffodil from observation.

 

 

We also made seaside themed window pictures. Here are some of them on display!

 

 

 

We also finished reading our novel Holes, which everyone enjoyed. Before we read the final few chapters we drew these magic ball predictions showing how we thought the story would end!

Date posted: 3rd May 2013 | Category Blog, English, Music, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month. In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “An Aimsir.” Look at their lovely drawings below showing different types of weather.

In History, the children have been learning all about The Vikings who invaded Ireland on long boats from Scandinavia in the 700s. To support the work covered, the children made their very own Viking helmets and family shields.

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Wandesforde’s Fierce & Frightening Vikings!!

Take a look at their Family Shields below!

The children listened to a piece of music called “Rise of the Valkyries” by the German composer, Richard Wagner in Music and drew pictures showing their own interpretation of the music.

February 14th was Valentine’s Day. In preparation for this special day, the children made their own hearts and had great fun learning to weave wool around the edge of them. We hope all the Mums and Dads liked their handmade heart of love!

In Art, the children painted their own rainbows using cotton buds instead of paintbrushes!!

Finally in Religion, the children have been learning the story of Noah’s Ark. They all chose an animal to colour and display on our very own Noah’s Ark!

Well done Junior Room for yet another month of hard work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

New Activities this November

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November has been another busy month for the Junior Classroom. Take a look at all their hard work below!

In Religion, the children have been learning about the Story of Jonah and so they made their own whales out of polystyrene cups!

We have had great fun singing all the well known Nursery Rhymes in Music and the children made their own Nursery Rhyme Booklet of rhymes they have learned.

 In English, the children have learned a lot of new letters this month. They even made some “Pretty Paper Peacocks” to support work on the letter “Pp”

We all enjoyed “Looking and Responding” to the work of the American Artist, Georgia O’ Keefe whose most famous paintings were based on flowers. Take a look below at the children’s own interpretations of her floral artwork!

In Drama, Funky Kids have kept us on our toes this month and the children have had great fun designing their own costumes as well as the backdrop for their show. Take a sneak peek below at a sample of what’s in store for you all at the Funky Kids Show on Monday, 10th December and Tuesday, 11th December!

In P.E. the children had their first experience of Gymnastics this year and they really enjoyed all the work on benches and mats

Finally in SPHE, the children learned about their emotions and created their own “Feeling Face” to show us how we can sometimes feel!

Well done to you all for a great month’s work!

 

Date posted: 30th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |