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SPHE (Social, Personal and Health Education) is taught to all children. It is integrated with Religious Education and Assembly on a weekly basis. Moral values and good practices are promoted in these lessons.

Senior Room Activities this Autumn!!

Date posted: 3rd November 2018 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

During September, the Senior Classroom, paid a visit to our local library to select some books to bring back to our classroom library.

The children engaged in many activities which required teamwork. Below they had a task of making a tower stand as high as they could design it, with sheets of paper & paper clips.

The winning team below!!

In English, the children recalled their summer holidays in poetry format. They did both diamante & acrostic poems!

In SPHE, the children designed their own arm with lots of pictures & details to show what makes each of them unique!

The children really enjoyed drawing a portrait of a member of their class in Art. 

Can you figure out who is who?In History, the children enjoyed learning about Greek Myths and Legends and they drew a cartoon strip of the Greek Myth, “King Midas”
During the month of September, the children discussed the importance of Road Safety and drew their own safety message in response to all that they had learned.

The children engaged very well in the strand Data in Maths and they enjoyed collecting information from their classmates and representing their results on a bar chart using graph paper

During October, the children made their own tree silhouettes using autumnal colours

The children also enjoyed learning the craft of basket making during their workshop with Heritage Specialist, Paul Finch.

Take a look at some of their creations below

In preparation for Halloween, the children designed their own Halloween Mask entry for a school competition 
The children have been working very hard on their Oral Irish over the past 2 months and they produced their own factfile “as Gaeilge ” to reinforce all the phrases they have learned.

The children were introduced to the technique of Pointillism by their teacher, Ms. Druhan during October. This required them to apply small, distinct dots of colour in patterns to an image. Didn’t they create a beautiful autumn tree collage using this technique?

Before the Halloween Holidays, the children enjoyed making their own Monster Pom Poms using fabric and fibre.

They also enjoyed making some cupcakes with a spooky surprise  inside

( melted Rolo sweet!)

Finally on the last day of school, the children once again dressed up in their frightful, Halloween costumes!

Well done Senior Room on all your hard work and creativity during the first 2 months of school 🙂

 

Date posted: 3rd November 2018 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Local Visits, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Busy Autumn in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallowe'en, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We have had a busy Autumn since our return to school in late August!  The children wrote about their hot Summer holidays and what they got up to!  We also painted pictures of our happy Summer memories.

We wrote about ourselves and made bunting with the paper..

We drew Self-Portraits in Art…

In Art we learned how to weave paper….

We made Hot Air Balloons using crepe paper…

We visited the library to hear Wayne O’Connor, an illustrator talk about his work.  He told us a folk story from China.

We had a visit from basket weaver Paul Finch during the month also.  The children weaved their own fish using long thin pieces of willow.

We were very lucky to have Ms. Róisín Nolan teaching the children for the month of October as part of her teacher training.  Ms. Nolan planned lots of fun activities for the children and here are a few photos of some of the lovely work the children did!

In Maths, the children learned about 2D shapes and created shape pictures…

We enjoyed learning about Halloween and tasted some báirín breac.  A lucky boy in second class found the ring!

We made some creepy cakes to enjoy!

Happy Halloween everybody from 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils!

Date posted: 26th October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Hallowe'en, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Autumn has flown by in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 23rd October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

We were excited to be back in the Junior room after the summer holidays. We welcomed 4 new pupils to Junior Infants this year. We have certainly been busy in September and October, here are some of the things we’ve done.

In Art we drew pictures of our summer holidays, made autumn squirrels and colourful autumn trees. We also cut out autumn leaves to make a collage.

 

In SPHE we learned all about ourselves and our families.

Self Portraits and family selfies.

As  well as doing art for autumn we learned lots about this season, going on a nature walk to spot signs of autumn all around us.

We also learned all about foxes, Juniors coloured in fact cards about them while Senior Infants wrote up what they learned.

In maths Junior Infants have been working on matching activities as well as topics such as taller and shorter.

 

We enjoyed a production of The Railway Children in September as well as welcoming Heritage Expert Paul who taught us all about making things from willow.

Finally our play topic was The Supermarket. We had fun making groceries from play dough, building supermarkets and role playing in the supermarket.

Date posted: 23rd October 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Wandesforde gets Cycling with Sprocket Rocket!!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

In preparation for our Sponsored Cycle, the children participated in Cycling Ireland’s fun skills programme called Sprocket Rocket!

The children all brought in their own bicycles for the workshop which taught them the 4 main skills of cycling, they being: Cornering, Pedalling, Braking and Balance.

Thank you to Seamus and Charlie for all their hard work and enthusiasm on the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the programme and it really set them up for their big day on Saturday!

Date posted: 11th June 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

We’re all Blooming at Wandesforde!

Date posted: 8th June 2018 | Category Blog, Special Occasions, SPHE |

The Health Promoting School’s Committee have been busy this term!

To begin with, all the children wrote down one thing they are good at and drew a picture to illustrate it. This was then put together to create a colourful floral display in our school hallway to celebrate all our individual skills and talents!

Our Skills are Definitely Blooming at Wandesforde!

On Friday, 25th May, the Health Promoting School’s Committee organised a Healthy Picnic for the whole school outdoors and the weather didn’t disappoint us!!

The children were treated to fruit smoothies, fruit kebab sticks as well as cheese, tomato & cucumber sticks!

The children really enjoyed eating outdoors and the healthy snacks went down a treat!

Thank you to the committee members for all their input into meetings over the past few months. Thank you also to Mrs. Dooley, Mrs Joyce & Jackie Neale for all their help in preparation for the picnic.

We look forward to more health promoting activities during the next school year!

Date posted: 8th June 2018 | Category Blog, Special Occasions, SPHE |