• Visual Arts

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.

Easter Fun!

Date posted: 2nd April 2012 | Category Blog, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

The children in 2nd and 3rd Class designed their own Easter Eggs and we displayed them on the classroom wall!  We also made our own mini chocolate eggs using moulds…As you can probably guess, this was a fun activity and everyone wanted to lick the spoon afterwards!

We then put the finished eggs into handmade chick/rabbit baskets, along with a few other treats…

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from 2nd and 3rd Class!

 

 

Date posted: 2nd April 2012 | Category Blog, Easter, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

March Activities in 2nd & 3rd Class!

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

We have had a very busy month, preparing for Mother’s Day and discussing the topic of Spring!  Here are our Spring paintings!  Paintings include scenes of flowers, new life and also the busy farmers in the fields, ploughing…..

For Mother’s Day, the children made flower baskets, with absolutely no help at all!  They used oasis, greenery from the school garden, daffodils and chrysanthemums.  They did a wonderful job!

We hope all the Mums liked their flowers!

 

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

Spring has Sprung in the Junior Room this March!

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

The Junior Room have been working very hard this March with their student teacher, Ms Dunphy. Take a look at all their lovely work below!

Springtime on the Farm!

St Patrick’s Day Art with rainbows and shamrocks!

The Story of St. Patrick

Colourful Clocks!

In SESE, the children have been learning about “Animals and their Young”. Their display shows many Spring animals and their young.

The best part of learning about Spring for the children has been having an incubator with six hen’s eggs in the classroom.  We’re all hoping we may have a chick or two before Easter!!

 

 The children also made their own nests out of crepe paper with baby chicks inside.

Finally the children went on a Spring Nature Trail in the Discovery Park. We saw bluebells, buttercups, geese, deer, ducks and so much more!

Thank you to Ms Dunphy for all her hard work during Teaching Practice. We wish her every success and happiness in her future teaching career!

 

Date posted: 29th March 2012 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Book Week In-School Art Competition!

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

As part of Book Week 2012 in Wandesforde National School, the children participated in an In-School Art Competition on the theme of books. This year the theme was “One World Many Stories”. The children’s completed artwork is on display in the Assembly Hall for parents to see at the Book Fair! Once again you’ll see that the standard of art is very impressive so well done to all the children!

The winners were presented with their star book token by our visiting author, David Donohue. They can now use the token to get a free book from the Book Fair. Congratulations to you all!

 

Here are their winning entries!

Junior Infants : Alex Roe

Senior Infants: Abbey Neale

First Class: Jayde Wilson

Second Class: Ashley Kerr

Third Class: Daniel Neale

Fourth Class: Liam Fennell

Fifth Class: Karen Lucas

Sixth Class: Kyle Wilson

The following are each classroom’s competition entries on display!

Junior Classroom

Middle Classroom

Senior Classroom

Date posted: 24th March 2012 | Category Blog, Book Week, Class Work, English, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

February Fun in 2nd and 3rd Class!

Date posted: 20th February 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |

We have been very busy in 2nd and 3rd class over the past few weeks.  As well as completing lots of nice art and craft for Valentine’s Day, we also baked very simple (but delicious) cookies!

The children made lovely cards for their Mums and Dads!

Here are our cookies!  Each child brought a recipe home also, so they can make them with their parents!

As part of our Art lesson last week, we took a trip to the Discovery Park , to an exhibition by the students of the Community School.  We looked at their “Self-Portraits” and recognised a few faces!

As a little treat, the children had a chance to play in the playground for a short time…

Date posted: 20th February 2012 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Special Occasions, Visual Arts |