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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.

Cool Constructions!

Date posted: 14th March 2013 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

As part of the Visual Arts Curriculum, the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class have been working in groups to create a construction of their choice using rubbish!  Without any help at all, the results were very impressive and are on display in the school corridor for all to see.  The children in 1st class created a “Rocket” using a bottle, cardboard, plastic and paint….

One 2nd class group made a “Turtle” using egg cartons, cardboard, yoghurt cartons and paint….

Another 2nd class group made the “Titanic” using cereal boxes, toilet roll inserts, cardboard, lids and paint….

And finally, the 3rd class pupils created a “Crocodile” using cereal boxes, egg cartons, cardboard, kitchen roll inserts and lots of green paint….

Well done boys and girls.  From lots of rubbish, great constructions were made!

Date posted: 14th March 2013 | Category Blog, Green Flag, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Mother’s Day from the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 10th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The children in the Junior Classroom have had a lot of fun making cards and door hangers for their mothers this Mother’s Day!

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We hope you liked their artwork as they all made an extra special effort to show their mothers just how much they are appreciated for everything they do!

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We used ribbon, gems and stickers for our Designer Door Hangers!

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We hope you all have a nice, relaxing day as you deserve it! 🙂

Date posted: 10th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Happy Mother’s Day from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 8th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class wish all the Mothers and Grandmothers in our school a very Happy Mother’s Day!  We have been busy over the past few days making presents and cookies for the Mums in our class.  We made picture frames and decorated the borders with buttons.  We also made a certificate for the “Super Mums”.  On Friday, we made cookies and tied ribbon around the bags.  Enjoy the treats and enjoy your special day!

Date posted: 8th March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

February Fun!

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have once again been busy this month. In Gaeilge, the children have been learning all about “An Aimsir.” Look at their lovely drawings below showing different types of weather.

In History, the children have been learning all about The Vikings who invaded Ireland on long boats from Scandinavia in the 700s. To support the work covered, the children made their very own Viking helmets and family shields.

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Wandesforde’s Fierce & Frightening Vikings!!

Take a look at their Family Shields below!

The children listened to a piece of music called “Rise of the Valkyries” by the German composer, Richard Wagner in Music and drew pictures showing their own interpretation of the music.

February 14th was Valentine’s Day. In preparation for this special day, the children made their own hearts and had great fun learning to weave wool around the edge of them. We hope all the Mums and Dads liked their handmade heart of love!

In Art, the children painted their own rainbows using cotton buds instead of paintbrushes!!

Finally in Religion, the children have been learning the story of Noah’s Ark. They all chose an animal to colour and display on our very own Noah’s Ark!

Well done Junior Room for yet another month of hard work 🙂

Date posted: 1st March 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

A busy start to 2013 for the Senior Classes!

Date posted: 13th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

4th, 5th and 6th class have been very busy since we came back in January. Below is some of the work we have completed in different subject areas.

In art we have been concentrating on sewing. We have learned how to sew lots of different stitches, here are just a few samples!

 

 

 

 

In English class we have been writing poetry and examining different types of poems. We wrote Acrostic poems on the topics of ‘January’ and ‘Winter’ and Limericks, which are funny, rhyming poems. Here are the Acrostic poems we wrote on display.

 

 

In Irish class we read a story called ‘Lá i mo Shaol’. 5th and 6th class then listened to instructions in Irish and drew their own ‘Lá i mo Shaol’ pictures.

 

In science we learned how water travels through a plant. To see this in action we put food colouring in water and put celery stalks in it. After a few days we could see the plant had soaked up the coloured water. We then wrote up our findings.

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 13th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, Irish, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |