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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.

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 |

May Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Over the past four weeks, Ms. Dawn Cobbe has been teaching the children in 2nd and 3rd class 3-4 lessons a day.  She has worked so hard and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the topics, art work, experiments and lessons covered.  Here are some photos of topics and work covered over the past few weeks…

Here are some collages of Cú Chulainn completed by the children in Visual Arts using fabric and fibre.  The children learned the story of Cú Chulainn in History.  They also created scenes in Drama in various groups.

In Geography, the children have been learning about food, where it comes from, how it’s made and the importance of farming in Ireland.  This was a really interesting topic for the children, as so many of them grow up on farms!

In Religious Education, the children wrote their own prayers, thanking God for the food, animals and earth which provides so much for us.

In Visual Arts, the children created “Shadow Pictures” depicting silhouettes of various objects.

In History, the children have been learning about the history of the Olympics in various countries, focusing on ancient Greece, the home of the Olympics.  In pairs, the children wrote out facts they learned about the lighting of the torch in Olympia.  Did you know, years ago, that women were not allowed to take part in the Olympics?

To coincide with Greece, the children studied lines and drew pictures of the Greek God Apollo.  Look at their great art work!

Thank you Ms. Cobbe for all your hard work with the children over the past number of weeks.  We wish you the very best in your teaching career!

Date posted: 16th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Fun with clay!

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

In art 4th, 5th and 6th class designed these beautiful clay tiles. They flattened the clay and then etched designs into them. When they had dried they painted them in bright, cheerful colours! Here they are on display in their classroom.

 

 

 

 

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

Amazing work this April in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

 

April has been a short month however the Junior Classroom have covered a lot of new and exciting topics!

To begin with they have been busy learning about “Frogs”. In Assembly with Mr. Boland, the children sang a song with percussion to the whole school about “Twenty Froggies”. They all did a great job so well done to all! 

In Science, the children have been learning about the lifecycle of a frog as well as some interesting facts about frogs. Did you know that a frog can jump 20 times its own body length? Take a look at their “Itsy Bitsy Frog Booklets” on display in the classroom!

In Art, the children made frogs out of toilet roll holders!

 

As well as this, the children learned how to take a line for a walk!! Take a look at some of the pathways the children created with their line.

 

In Gaeilge, the children have been learning the phrase “Is féidir liom…” to support work covered to date on actions and hobbies. They each got to draw one thing that they can do. Take a look at their lovely drawings!

 

Finally in Music, the children learned the words of the song “How much is that doggie in the window?” They each had to draw a dog which they think might have been in the window for this song!

In History, the school have been busy learning about the Titanic which sank 100 years ago. The library has organised an art competition on the theme of the Titanic. Take a look at our entries from the Junior Room

First Class Entries

  

 

Senior Infants Entries

Junior Infants Entries

Well done to all the children on their excellent entries!! Let’s hope we have a winner!!

Date posted: 4th May 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Music, Science, Visual Arts |

Titanic

Date posted: 2nd May 2012 | Category Blog, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Over the past few weeks, the children in 2nd and 3rd class have been learning about the “Titanic”.  The children completed a mini-project and learned lots of interesting facts and figures about this tragedy, which happened 100 years ago.  Have a look at some of our pictures!

The children learned about the various classes that the passengers were divided into.  Did you know that the 3rd class passengers were not allowed onto the 1st or 2nd class deck?  We also looked at pictures of some of the features of this magnificent ship…

Some of the children pretended to be reporters and wrote newspaper reports about the day the Titanic first set sail.  We tried to make the newspapers look as genuine as possible by tea-staining them and tearing the paper around the edges to look like they were 100 years old!

Other children drew pictures of the Titanic…

We are looking forward to a visit to the library on Tuesday, 29th May to listen to a talk from a local historian, all about the Titanic!

Date posted: 2nd May 2012 | Category Blog, History, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |