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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.

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 |

May Madness in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

This May, the children in the Junior Classroom continue to show their talents in all areas of the school curriculum.

There’s been lots of preparation in all subject areas for the 2012 Olympics in London. The children made their own Olympic torches to mark the occasion of the Olympic torch travelling around the United Kingdom and of course making its way to Dublin and Northern Ireland!

 

We drew our favourite meal as we were learning about the Last Supper  in Religion. Take a look at all the delicious meals we like to eat!

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Maths we have been learning about money and we decided to make our own coin rubbings on money boxes and purses!

We also have been learning about the Wright Brothers in History and so we made our own airplanes out of recyclable materials like clothes pegs and lollipop sticks!!

In Science, we have been busy learning about living and non-living things. We read a poem about an alien in a spaceship and we drew something living and non-living from the poem!

We also went on our school tour to Hook Lighthouse at the end of May and when we came back we drew some of our best memories of our tour. Take at look at our lovely drawings below!

                           

Congratulations to Rowan Byrne in 1st Class and Kim Lucas in Senior Infants who were the winners of our In-Class Colouring Competition of a Lighthouse Picture which was given to us to colour by the local artist, Rose Finn at Hook Lighthouse. Here are their completed pictures!

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all the children on all their hard work this month!

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 12th June 2012 | Category Blog, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Knitting in Wandesforde National School!

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Over the past number of weeks, Frances Bradley has been teaching the children in 1st-6th class to knit!  This fun activity incorporates the fabric and fibre strand of the visual arts curriculum.  The children have really enjoyed having Frances in the classroom.  Mrs. Dooley helped the children also.  Thank you both very much!  Have a look at our photos!

 

 

 

 

 

Date posted: 11th June 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |