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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.

March Madness in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March has definitely been our busiest month this year! We’ve had lots of celebrations to prepare for like Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day and alongside this, we had 2 art competitions to enter as well as our usual curriculum work!!

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In SESE, the children have been learning about “Spring”. We made our own “Spring Bouquets” with primroses, daffodils, tulips and daisies to brighten up our nature table! 

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The children also made their own “Spring Booklets” to support all that they learned on Spring!

In Art, the children made their own handprint lambs using black paint and cotton wool.

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 The children traced around their shoe to make their own footstep for our display in Religion entitled “Jesus said, “Follow Me.”

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Alongside this, the children also designed and created their own poster for the “Bishop’s Annual Poster Competition” based on a scene from the Bible which depicts the theme of “The Gathering”

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Entries from Senior Infants Above and Junior Infants Below!

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In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “Bia”. They had to “Éist agus Tarraing” bia ag an bpicnic!

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 In preparation for Easter, the children designed their own Easter Eggs for our Giant Easter Basket and they also designed their own baskets to bring their Easter treats home in! 🙂

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Finally, congratulations to Ava Donnellan (1st Prize) and Kyla D’alessandro (3rd Prize)who had recent success for our school in a Colouring Competition for Rowe’s Hardware in Castlecomer!

Happy Easter Everybody!!

Date posted: 25th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March in the Senior Room

Date posted: 24th March 2013 | Category Blog, Easter, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy month in 4th, 5th and 6th class. We have been working hard in all subject areas. Here is some of our work on display.

In art we painted St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks using different items to create texture. We used thinks like toothbrushes, glue spreaders, finger stampers and lollipop sticks.

 For Easter we painted and decorated our own Fabergé style eggs.

We drew these distorted stars and coloured them in silver and blue and gold and bronze.

In Science we learned about various birds and the different types of nests they build. We wrote up our findings and then went on a walk around the school grounds to see if we could spot any nests. There were none to be seen in the school grounds but we did spot some crows nesting in trees across the road.

In History we learned about The Industrial  Rvolution which happened in Britain in the 1800s. In groups we did a mini project on this topic.

 

 

Date posted: 24th March 2013 | Category Blog, Easter, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Easter Fun in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Easter celebrations started early in the middle room this year!  We have been busy writing eggciting (!) stories for a start!  They are on our classroom wall, where everyone can read them…

We had an in-class “Design an Easter Egg Competition”.  The results were very impressive as you can see from the lovely display of eggs on the wall…

And here are the winners with their eggs and their prizes!  Well done boys and girls!

We also made some chocolate nests with mini eggs as a treat after all the work over the past few weeks…

In Art, we learned how to weave paper to complete “Easter Rabbits” using special Easter paper and plain paper…

Happy Easter from the Middle Room!

 

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, English, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

March Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

We have been very busy over the past number of weeks in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class.  In Religious Education, we read in detail, the story of Noah’s Ark and completed a giant wall display of the story.  Each child in the class painted some of the picture!

For St. Patrick’s Day, the children made “Shamrock Men” using foam, cardboard and paint…

We have been looking at the season of Spring over the past few weeks and have been discussing animals, weather, farming and other aspects of Spring.  The children drew pictures of all the things we discussed…

In Art, we created our own “Spring Collages” using various things to show that Spring has certainly sprung!

We hope you enjoyed our work!

Date posted: 23rd March 2013 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Junior Room Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

On Friday, 15th March, the Junior Classroom along with the rest of the the school, dressed in green for the start of the St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebrations!

The children made and modelled their own leprechaun masks made out of paper plates!

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 Finally, the children engaged in a “Shamrock Orienteering Maths Activity.” They worked with a partner to find and mark all the numbered shamrocks in the classroom on their worksheet.

The children really enjoyed this activity 🙂

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Date posted: 17th March 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |