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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.

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 |

The Bishop’s Poster Competition

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

Wandesforde National School had 2 winners in The Bishop’s Poster Competition this year. The theme of the competition was “We are Easter People”. Congratulations to Kelsey Roe in Junior Infants who achieved 1st Prize in the competition.

Here is her winning entry on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on a donkey!

Our second winner was Owen Stewart in Junior Infants. He achieved  3rd Prize in the competition. Below is  a photograph of his winning entry showing the angel appearing to Mary & Mary Magdalene outside the tomb where Jesus was buried!

Congratulations to both our winners and well done to all the children who participated in the competition and produced posters of a very high standard!

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

Minibeasts in the Infant Classroom

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Junior & Senior Infants have been busy learning about Minibeasts in SESE. The story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” was a big hit with the children so they made their own booklet of the story as well as their own “very hungry caterpillars” out of egg cartons!!

As the children were learning about caterpillars, they were also taught about the lifecycle of a butterfly. They made their own beautiful butterflies coming out of a chrysalis or cocoon to show what they had learned.

Date posted: 30th May 2011 | Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Art in the Middle Classroom

Date posted: 24th May 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

We love to do art in our classroom and over the past few weeks we have completed activities with clay, paint and collage.  Have a look at our lovely work…

We made funny creatures with funny faces…

We made nature pictures using natural materials from our world…

We learned about primary and secondary colours and how to make them.  We painted rainbows by mixing colours together…

Date posted: 24th May 2011 | Category Blog, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

“The Willow Pattern”

Date posted: 12th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |

In 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class, we read a story called “The Story of the Willow Pattern” by Allan Drummond.  It is a story of a rich girl called Koong-Shee who lived in China and fell in love with a poor boy called Chang.  Her father was not very happy so they ran away.  Do you have any dishes or plates with the willow pattern on it? If so, have a look and see if you can spot the willow tree, a bridge, a boat, a pagoda (or palace) and two doves in the sky.  The story of Koong-Shee and Chang running away can be seen on the plates…

We designed our own Willow Plates in Art using blue paint on a white background.

Date posted: 12th May 2011 | Category Blog, Class Work, Middle Classroom, Visual Arts |