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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.

Nature Detectives!

Date posted: 12th February 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Over the past few weeks, the children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class have been learning about wildlife, both in Ireland and abroad.  In January, the children were divided into groups and completed a project on Arctic Animals.  The groups were each given an animal to research and then had to collect information, pictures and diagrams based on that animal.  We learned about polar bears, penguins, the arctic fox, the arctic hare, the narwhal and harp seals.  One group also researched the arctic area.  Did you know that the temperature can be as low as -40 degrees celsius?  Have a look at the great work the children completed….

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We also learned about various birds of Ireland, garden birds and migratory birds.  We identified the birds that we have spotted in the local environment and also in our own gardens.  In our classroom, we labelled each bird and marked the birds we have spotted with a red dot…

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In Art we painted “Robins sitting in Trees on a Snowy Day”.  We hope you enjoyed looking at the children’s work!

Date posted: 12th February 2013 | Category Blog, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

A Great Start to a New Year in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have started off the New Year with a bang in all subject areas! Take a look at all their hard work below!

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 We talked about the New Year and how we celebrate it as a time for new beginnings and new opportunities in Religion and History!

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 In English, we have been busy learning new letters. We made elephants out of CDs for the letter “e”

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We also made “Octopi” out of toilet roll inserts for the letter “o”

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In Art, we made yachts using a variety of media including paint, felt and crepe paper.

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We have been learning all about how to “Stay Healthy” in S.P.H.E. We had an In-Class Colouring Competition with various pictures showing how we can stay healthy.

Well done to Malachi and Alice who won the competition!

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The children enjoyed experimenting with magnets in Science. They particularly enjoyed seeing magnets work through paper and water!

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Finally, we visited the library to return all our library books and of course pick out some new books for the new year!

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A Big Thank You,  once again to Mary, for reading us lots of great stories while we were at the library!

 

 

Date posted: 4th February 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

December Delights Us!!

Date posted: 4th January 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

The Junior Classroom have been getting ready for Christmas in lots of different ways this December!!

We recycled some old Christmas Cards to make some decorations for our Christmas Tree.

We also designed our own 3D Christmas Tree Decorations which we hung around our tree!

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We also made a little Christmas Photo Frame for our families which had a picture of us all in our Funky Kids Costumes!

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In Music, we made our own maracas out of a light bulb and toilet roll holder using the layering method of Papier Maché!

 The children also participated in an In-Class Colouring Competition. Well done to Gráinne and Conall who won Best Boy and Best Girl Entry!

We also made our own reindeer out of more toilet roll holders!! Aren’t they very cute and they even have their own bell!

In Science, the children have been learning about all the materials around us. Take a look at the Material Boys and Girls they designed!

 The children really enjoyed learning Irish Christmas Vocabulary through games this month. They made their own “Crainn Nollag” too!

In English, the children have learned many new letters. We made our own “rockets” to support work on the letter “Rr” this month.

Finally, we baked some Toffee Mallow Krispies together. Everybody was given a job to do and we then brought our treats home in our own Handmade Christmas Cone.

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas Everyone and we’ll see you all in 2013!

 

Date posted: 4th January 2013 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Irish, Junior Classroom, Science, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Happy Christmas!

Date posted: 24th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Irish, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

We have had quite a busy few weeks in the run up to the Christmas holidays!  In 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, the children have been working hard in all subject areas.  In Art, we painted Christmas pictures including Santa, Reindeer, Trees and lots more.  Have a look at our work…

In Gaeilge, the theme for the past few weeks has been “Ócáidí Speisialta” or “Special Occasions” including “An Nollag” or “Christmas”.  The children have learned to create lots of phrases based on the vocabulary learned.

In Religion, we listened to the Christmas Story and depicted this in collage form….

We also made biscuit cake for all the mums and dads in our class and wrapped the edible treats in cellophane with bows on top.  Here are pictures of the children with the biscuit cakes, ready to be chilled…

In Art, we also made Christmas cards and decorated our own 3d Christmas trees…

Finally, we had an in-class art competition.  The standard of work was extremely high and 4 lucky pupils received a small selection box for their wonderful work.

Well done boys and girls!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all, from the boys and girls in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class!

 

Date posted: 24th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Irish, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

Christmas is coming!

Date posted: 20th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Irish, Mathematics, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

December has been a very busy month for 4th, 5th and 6th class. We have been doing lots of different activities in different subject areas in preparation for Christmas. Below is some of the work we have done.

At the beginning of December we made clay pencil holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then painted Christmas stars and made window decorations. Here they are on display!

 

 

 

 

 

In maths 4th class have been learning about lines of symmetry and drew these symmetrical Christmas pictures.

 

Last Thursday we went to see the film Rise of the Guardians as a Christmas treat! In English we wrote our own reviews of the film.

 

Sa rang Gaeilge scríobh rang 4 scéal – An Chéad Nollaig.

 

In Assembly we learned all about Advent. Here is our Advent Calendar. Each day a child picks a treat from it.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!

Date posted: 20th December 2012 | Category Blog, Christmas, English, Irish, Mathematics, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |