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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.

Hallowe’en Fun in 2nd & 3rd Class

Date posted: 28th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We really enjoyed doing lots of art and craft for Hallowe’en in our classroom.  We made some masks using feathers, glittery paper and Hallowe’en shapes.  Can you guess who’s hiding behind them?  We also made some chocolate apples covered in hundreds and thousands.  It was great fun!

The finished product…

We also made Frankensteins with moving arms and legs.

Happy Hallowe’en everybody!

 

 

 

Date posted: 28th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Hallowe'en, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

Happy Hallowe’en!

Date posted: 28th October 2011 | Category Blog, English, Hallowe'en, Irish, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy few weeks in the senior classroom. We have been doing lots of work on the topic of Hallowe’en.

In English we wrote essays on Magical Spells and Scary Nights.

In art we made sparkling fireworks from kitchen rolls and splatter painted a colourful background.

In Gaeilge we read a story about Oíche Shamhna and drew these spooky pictures.

Happy Hallowe’en to all, enjoy the break!

 

Date posted: 28th October 2011 | Category Blog, English, Hallowe'en, Irish, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

September has been busy in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 7th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Class have been busy this September!

To begin with, all the children started off  the year as Superheroes and Princesses!

We then supported the Kilkenny Team with our Liam McCarthy Cups!

During the month, we learned the letter “s”  so we made our own “Scarecrow Paper Bags”

In Irish and English, we learned about “The Gingerbread Man” so we had great fun designing our own “Buachaillín Sinséir” in art.

To celebrate Autumn, the children made their own Paper Plate Mouse after learning the poem “I think mice are rather nice”

Finally, the children made their own Handprint Autumn Tree. Who would ever think that paint on hands could make such beautiful art!!

Date posted: 7th October 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Autumn Art

Date posted: 27th September 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

Autumn is here again and the boys and girls in the senior room have taken inspiration from the beautiful autumn trees around our school in Castlecomer for their art.

First we painted a blue and green background, then our tree. Next we used wooden blocks and cotton wool to print on leaves in autumn colours yellow, orange, red and brown. They really brighten up our classroom!

Date posted: 27th September 2011 | Category Blog, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts | Tagged , , , |

May Activities in the Infant Classroom!

Date posted: 17th June 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Not only did we learn about Minibeasts during May but we also learned a lot about houses. We even got to make our own 3D houses!

Gavin brought in his play mat and we all got to place our houses on it!

We will be advertising these houses and all their features soon when we all become auctioneers at the Wandesforde Estate Agents!

We also painted our clay nameplates which we made with Hilary Jenkinson earlier in the month. We used metallic paints to give them an extra sparkle!!

Summer Stained Glass Windows was another activity we did during May. We coloured in summer pictures and then we put baby oil on the back of them to make them see through. We can’t wait for our Summer Holidays!

In English, we wrote and designed our own picture story. Some of them are about our family, others are about our friends! We really enjoyed practising our handwriting and drawing the pictures!

We also were busy working on the topics of  “Bia” agus “ag Siopadóireacht” in Gaeilge. The children created their own “boscaí lóin” and their own “dinnéar” in support of work covered on these topics!

Date posted: 17th June 2011 | Category Blog, English, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Visual Arts |