• Visual Arts

Visual Arts

We love Art and Craft in our school!The six strands in the Primary School Visual Arts Curriculum are Drawing, Paint & Colour, Print, Clay, Construction and Fabric & Fibre.As you walk through the corridors and classrooms, you will see lovely art displays.We enjoy entering art competitions such as the Texaco Art Competition and also Doodle 4 Google.We also encourage local craftspeople to come in and share their expertise with the children at various times of the year.

A Busy December in the Senior Room

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

The Senior Room have been very busy in their preparations for Christmas. Below are some photographs of all their hard work in all aspects of school life.

In Religion the children designed a picture for the Postal Bible School’s Calendar Competition

The children learned about the home in Gaeilge and they completed a fact file on their homes

In Maths, the topic of fractions put us all to the test! The children engaged in many class activities to reinforce this concept. They particularly enjoyed getting fractions of various 2D shapes which we displayed as decorations on and presents under our Christmas Tree!

During the month, we explored the topic of “Me” in SPHE. The children created their own treasure chests with pictures and symbols of what makes each of them special.

We looked at Pompeii in History and learned a lot about this ancient city. In support of all that they had learned on the topic, the children wrote their own historical newspaper report.

The children designed their own fantasy cups and saucers using various lines and shapes in Art. Didn’t they do a fantastic job!

In preparation for Christmas, the children created lots of colourful art work and decorations for our classroom!

We received a free Science Workshop on electricity as a result of all our efforts recycling batteries last year. The children were actively involved in this workshop!

The children engaged in some Christmas baking also during the month. They made Gingerbread Christmas Cookies

They also enjoyed decorating their own Christmas Cupcakes!

The children outperformed themselves in the Funky Kids Show. Well done on all your hard work in preparation for the night. Thanks to Denis & Olivia of Funky Kids for their enthusiasm & support of the children during this 10 week workshop.

Santa als0 visited us before the holidays and the children got to meet Santa in their classroom:)

Well done Senior Classes on all your hard work in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy your well deserved Christmas break and see you all in 2019!!

Date posted: 6th January 2019 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

All is Merry & Bright in the Junior Room!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

December has been full of fun in the Junior Room. In Art and Religion we learned all about the story of The Nativity. We created these lovely scenes of Jesus who was born in a stable. We also made sparkly and bright Christmas Trees from paper plates. 

Our play topic was The North Pole! We had fun making presents in junk art, building Santa’s Workshop in construction, making decorations from play dough and creating a small world scene of the North Pole. 

In Maths Senior Infants have been learning all about spacial relations and drew Rudolph in lots of different places like between the clouds and on the roof.

In SPHE we were learning all about being a good friend, we read stories about being a good friend and drew pictures showing us being good friends to our classmates.

After learning all about electricity in November it was great to welcome Niamh from Anyone for Science to our school, she taught us lots of interesting information about static electricity.

In English we read a poem ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Christmas Lights’ and coloured in Christmas lights & Senior Infants wrote sentences all about night time.

In SESE this month we have been looking at the differences between day and night. We drew pictures to illustrate these after playing a sorting game.

We had a super night performing our show with the Funky Kids!

Finally we were very excited to welcome a special visitor to our class ……….SANTA!


Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A Merry Christmas from the Middle Room!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have had a very busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in Wandesforde National School. Have a look at all the wonderful things the boys and girls have been up to….

We had a visit from Niamh, a scientist with Anyone 4 Science and she talked about electricity with the children….

In English, we wrote Acrostic Poems entitled “Christmas”. 

In Visual Arts, the children enjoyed making Christmas Stockings and decorating them…

We also decorated Christmas Jumpers.  Don’t they look very festive?!

The children enjoyed creating colourful Christmas trees using bright colours on a snowy background…

On Thursday, 20th December, we had the pleasure of welcoming Santa Claus into our classroom. Although he is very busy at this time of the year, he still managed to get his photo taken with the children in our class and gave us all a treat too!

The children in 2nd Class learned about symmetry in Maths and created Christmas symmetry pictures…

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Date posted: 21st December 2018 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Local Visits, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

November News in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 6th December 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

November has come and gone and we are very busy preparing for Christmas in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class! Have a look at what we have been up to over the past few weeks!

In English, we wrote about our mid term break and what we got up to with our friends and families:

We have also been reading “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl. The children learned all about the life of Roald Dahl, how many books he has written and where he came from. The children wrote brilliant book reviews in 1st and 2nd class and the 3rd class wrote about cause and effect, characters and the plot. Each child scored the book out of 5 stars. Didn’t they do a great job?

In Geography, we learned about buildings, designing buildings and what materials are used and why in the construction of homes. The children then designed their own dream houses!

In Visual Arts, we learned all about Vincent Van Gogh, his very famous works of art and his use of colour. We coloured in some pictures inspired by his work. Did you know that one of his paintings sold for almost €66 million?

In Art, we also designed stylish umbrellas!

We also created pictures by printing with various things from around the school.

As Christmas is approaching soon, we thought we would be very organised and send our letters to Santa Claus! The children enjoyed writing them and going to the post office to post them this week!

Well done on a great month’s work boys and girls!

Date posted: 6th December 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Call the Emergency Services to the Junior Room!

Date posted: 4th December 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room have been learning lots in November, look below and see what we’ve been up to!

Our play topics were the Garda Station and the Fire Station. We had fun learning all about these topics making things in junk art & play dough, creating a small world play area with them,  finding items related to the topics in the sand & building Fire & Garda Stations in construction.

In Art we experimented with paint and created colourful fires, we also learned how to contact the Emergency Services by calling 999 and we made bright 999 signs. 

Also in Art we used clay to make out own magnets, we rolled it, cut it and when dry painted it. They look really colourful on our whiteboard!

Our topic in SESE was electricity. We discovered how it travels to our homes and school and some safety tips as well. In groups we cut out pictures of different electrical appliances for each room in our houses and stuck them in.

We also learned about people in our community who help us as well as the Gardaí and Firefighters we discussed in play.

We are having great fun singing, dancing and doing art in Funky Kids every week, here we are working on our costumes for the night.

Senior Infants are working on their writing skills and wrote up sentences about The Park.

They were also busy in Maths learning about 2D shapes and created these pictures containing lots of 2D shapes!

Finally we supported 6th class on their 2km run in the Community School, we ran half the track with them twice. It was great fun and good exercise with our friends. 🙂

Date posted: 4th December 2018 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |