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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.

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 |

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 |