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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.

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 |

March in 4th, 5th and 6th Class

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It was a busy few weeks leading up to Easter. The senior room have learned all about the sinking of the Titanic in history and English.

In science we’ve learned about some of the different birds of prey in Ireland and written up our findings.

For Mother’s Day we made heart shaped baskets and put a little treat inside. Hope all the mums enjoyed them!

Date posted: 16th April 2012 | Category Blog, History, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

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 |