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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.

Autumn Activities!

Date posted: 23rd October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

October has been a busy month in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class in Wandesforde National School!  We have been focusing on the theme of Autumn and as part of this activity, we made Autumn books.  In these books are lots of activities such as Wordsearches, Art, Stories and an Autumn Trail!

In Art, we made collages of “Autumn Owls sitting on their Branches”…

We also made “Hibernating Hedgehogs” and used a special technique with our paintbrushes to create their spikes!

In Maths, 1st and 2nd Class pupils are learning about 2d shapes.  They had to create pictures using only 2d shapes.  Look at their wonderful pictures.  There are animals, warriors, houses, machines and lots more…

In 2nd Class, the children had to follow the instructions to make a banana milkshake.  They had great fun mixing, chopping and of course tasting!  The whole class got to taste the finished product!

Cheers!

 

 

Date posted: 23rd October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Back to School Fun in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

This September, the Junior Classroom welcomed 12 Junior Infants to our school. They have all settled in very well to school life and have worked so hard during the first month in “big school!”

In SESE, the children made and modelled their own Cat Masks in support of the Kilkenny Hurling Team!

In SPHE, the children have being discussing the topic of “Growing Up”. They brought in photographs of themselves as babies and we discussed how much they have changed and grown up since then.

 In Art, the children printed their own handprint onto a paper plate which they decorated with foam and mosaic pieces!

During September, the children have learned many new letters and sounds in English. They met the letter “Aa” and so they made a lovely colourful display of Autumn Apples!

We also designed our own Teddy Bears using pieces of felt when we were learning about the letter “t”.

In Gaeilge, the children have learned to say lots of phrases like “Mise ____”. They drew lovely pictures of themselves too!

We also made our own Leaf Puppets out of Recycled Toilet Roll Inserts and we gave them all their very own name to make them extra special!!

 Well done to Junior and Senior Infants for all their hard work this month!

Date posted: 4th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September Fun in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 3rd October 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

A warm welcome back to everyone from 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils!  We have had a very busy month and from the following photos, you can see what we have been up to!

We wrote all about our Summer Holidays, what we did, who we saw and where we went…

The children then drew pictures of their happy Summer memories for all to see…

In Geography, we learned all about the various types of houses people all over the world lived in.  We discussed the materials used in some houses.  After looking at some pictures of mud houses and ice houses, we came to the conclusion that we are very lucky to have warm, comfortable homes to live in.. We did get the chance, however, to draw our dream houses!  There are lots of mansions with swimming pools, slides and so much more!

In SPHE, we discussed and worked in groups to devise 5 tips for a healthy lifestyle.  The children then collaborated all the tips onto posters for all to see….

Here is all their work on display….

 

Date posted: 3rd October 2012 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

September in the Senior Room

Date posted: 1st October 2012 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

September has been a busy month in the Senior Room. Since coming back to school we have been working hard in all subjects! Below is some of the work we have done.

In history we studied the Greek Legends and Women in History. Here are the pictures we painted of Greek Gods.

 

 

 

 

In art we created these tunnels to show where the vanishing point is and we also looked at the work of the artist Vincent Van Gogh, focusing on the painting Starry Night. Each pupil then painted a small section of the painting Starry Night.

 

 

 

 

In Gaeilge 5th and 6th have been learning about the topic Ar an bhFeirm. Here are pictures they drew after listening to instructions in Irish.

Date posted: 1st October 2012 | Category Blog, History, Irish, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Go, Kilkenny, Go!!

Date posted: 8th September 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

During the first week of September, the Junior Classroom have been busy preparing “Cat Masks” to support Kilkenny in the All Ireland Hurling Final this Sunday, 9th September.

We had great fun modelling our cat masks ….

….parading down the street with our cat masks on

and best of all waving our cat masks at traffic passing outside the school gates!!

Good Luck Kilkenny from Ms Wilson and the Junior Classroom!!

 

Date posted: 8th September 2012 | Category Blog, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |