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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.

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 |

November in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 28th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

November has been a busy month for the boys and girls in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class!  In Art we looked at the works of Henri Matisse, a French Artist born in 1869.  His art is very abstract and when we were “looking and responding” to various works of his, the children saw different things from the same picture.  We then created our own abstract art, like Henri.  Have a look!

In English and Religion we listened to a story about “The Sea”.  The children then drew images that came to mind when they heard the story.  Each picture is unique…

To continue with the theme of water and the sea, the children created their own fish based on the techniques of pointillism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure colour are applied in patterns to form an image.  They were given the fish template and did the rest of the work themselves!

In SPHE, we looked and talked about various feelings and emotions that we may experience.  In pairs, the children had to represent a certain feeling with the correct facial expression…

We hope you enjoyed looking at our work!

Date posted: 28th November 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom celebrate Autumn & Halloween this October!

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October has been busy with “Autumn” and “Halloween” activities for the Junior Classroom.

We made our own paper plate owls and clay hedgehogs to support work covered in SESE.

In preparation for Halloween, the children made their own “Personalised Pumpkins” and “Spooky Spiders” in Art using paints and pastels.

The children also enjoyed eating “Bairín Breac” and making their own masks to support the Irish vocabulary they have been learning for Halloween in Gaeilge!

Guess Who?

We also made our own Halloween Cup Cakes and had great fun decorating them with spooky jellies and sweet toppings!

Finally, we all enjoyed a Homemade Halloween Jelly Cake packed with little spooky surprises and served with icecream, wafers and chocolate sauce!

 Yum Yum!!

 Happy Halloween everybody! We hope you have a lovely holiday and we’ll see you in November!

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Hallowe'en, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

October with 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, English, Hallowe'en, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

We have completed another busy month in the Senior Room. We have been painting Autumn and Hallowe’en themed pictures. Here are our Autumn Leaf Fireworks and Hallowe’en Witches!

 

 

 

 

In English we studied a poem called The Door by Miroslav Holub. We then wrote our own poems called The Door, and displayed these on doors around the school!

In science we learned all about animals which hibernate. We focused on the hedgehog, frog and bat. Here is the work we completed on hedgehogs. We also made booklets about bats and frogs, these are on display in the hallway, feel free to have a look if you’re in school!

 

Happy Hallowe’en everyone, enjoy the break!

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, English, Hallowe'en, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Hallowe’en Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been having some Hallowe’en Fun!  We had an Art lesson with a difference.  No brushes were used to paint our Hallowe’en Ghosts, but our feet were!  It was a messy lesson, but a memorable one!

We also got to make chocolate apples.  The apples were dipped into melted chocolate, and then covered with delicious toppings such as 100s and 1000s, marshmallows, jelly tots and smarties.  We had great fun eating them!

Of course, 2 lucky boys had to clean the bowl!!!

We also made stained glass windows with a spooky picture….

One of the Mums in our class very kindly baked cupcakes for the whole room.  They had the most delicious icing on top.  Thank you very much Majella!

Finally, we had an in-class art competition based on the theme of Hallowe’en.  Here are the winners!  Well done everybody!  Happy Hallowe’en from all the boys and girls in the middle classroom!

Date posted: 26th October 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |