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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.

June in the Senior Classroom!

Date posted: 26th June 2012 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

June has been a very busy month in Wandesforde NS. We’ve had our annual Sports’ Day and Awards Assembly as well as an end of year service in St Mary’s church. The senior classes have been looking at the Olympics which take place in London this summer. We worked in groups looking at different aspects of the games such as history, location, events and Irish competitors.

 

In art we created these beautiful cherry blossom trees using tissue paper and glitter.

 

 

In history each pupil picked their hero from the past. People they picked included J.F.K., Neil Armstrong, Tom Creane and Martin Luther King. Here are their heroes!

 

In SPHE we worked in groups to create these lovely pictures.

 

We also discussed how we are influenced in different ways, by different people. Here we filled in the petals of the flowers showing the people who influence us.

 

Finally it was time to say goodbye to our 6th class. We had a lovely end of year service in the church where the boys were presented with a Bible and Certificate to mark their time in Wandesforde NS. We wish them all the best in the future.

 

We wish everybody an enjoyable and relaxing summer break!

 

Date posted: 26th June 2012 | Category Blog, History, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

June Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 25th June 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

June has been a hectic, but productive month in 2nd and 3rd class!  We have crammed a lot of fun activities into our schedule to make it an enjoyable month for all the pupils!  In a Visual Arts lesson, we got to tie-dye our own t-shirts and bandanas.  Here is a photo of the children modelling their gear!

We also made Father’s Day Trophies for our wonderful Dads!  We hope you liked them on the day and have them on show in your houses for all to see!

In Science and Geography, we learned about the solar system, space, the sun, moon and the planets.  The children drew wonderful pictures of space using metallic colouring pencils.

In History we learned about the Olympics and also about London.  We looked at pictures of various sights around London and drew pictures of many of the sports that will be featured in the Olympic Games this year!

In English, we wrote about our school tour and created little booklets about all the activities we did on the day.

We also learned about Mosaics in History and completed our own dolphin mosaics using tiny pieces of very hard, shiny plastic.  These measured only 1/2 centimetre square so the children had to be meticulous in their efforts!

We hope everyone has a really enjoyable Summer!

Date posted: 25th June 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

An end to a great year in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 23rd June 2012 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The month of June is always a very busy time for all classes between Class Tests, the Sponsored Cycle, Sports’ Day and of course finishing off our workbooks!!

The Junior Classroom did have some time to do extra fun activities!

Take a look below!

There was weaving of course!

In Drama, the children enjoyed “The Game of Mirrors” whereby they had to copy the movements made by their partner!

 

They drew fantastic pictures of the School’s Sponsored Cycle!

 They designed and of course modelled their Father’s Day Ties!!

 

The children also learned about Sun Safety in SPHE and made their own Summer Booklets too!!

They made jelly together!

On one of the few sunny days in June, the children and Ms, Wilson enjoyed eating an ice-lolly together outside to mark the end of their time together in the Junior Classroom!

Thank you to all the children in the Junior Classroom for their continued hard work, enthusiasm and of course smiling faces this year 🙂

Enjoy your Summer Holidays!!

Date posted: 23rd June 2012 | Category Blog, History, Junior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Junior Classes make Jelly this June!!

Date posted: 23rd June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

In preparation for our Annual School Sports’ Day this June, the Junior Classroom made jelly to help them cool down and rehydrate after their hard efforts in all the races!!

We first had to cut up the jelly into smaller pieces!

We then had to add hot water to melt the jelly!

The jelly mixture now had to be stirred to melt all the jelly pieces!!

Once all the jelly was melted in the hot water, we then added cold water to the jelly mixture!

At the end of all our preparation, we had a bowl of strawberry jelly, orange jelly and raspberry jelly which had to be put into the fridge overnight to set!

The following day the jelly went down a treat with the children and of course there were little extras added like ice-cream, sprinkles, wafers and chocolate sauce to make it all the more delicious!!

 

Date posted: 23rd June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Happy Father’s Day from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 15th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers in the school!

Take a look at the lovely ties they designed for their fathers to wear this Sunday for Father’s Day!!

We also made some very special certificates for our “Great Dads”

We hope all the Dads have a great day with plenty of rest and relaxation!!

Date posted: 15th June 2012 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |