Viking artwork in 3rd Class

Viking artwork in 3rd Class

We are busy learning about the Vikings this month. Last week in Art, we created a piece of artwork of a viking. We followed a tutorial that taught us how to draw a viking. We used different lines, marks, shapes, patterns and tones in our drawing. Once our drawing was complete, we coloured in the hair, skin, clothes, accessories and tools. We had so much fun making our artwork. We even gave our vikings a cool viking name e.g. Yiv the Bald, Ulf the Brash, Harold Ironside to name a few! Well done...

Hope for Homeless donation with Mr. Dowling.

Mr. Dowling’s second class have been very kind and thoughtful this festive season. The pupils decided to fill a shoe box with food, toiletries, toys and clothes for the homeless across inner city Dublin. Each child decided whether they would create their shoe box for a boy or a girl aged between either 2-4, 4-8 or 8-12. They spend nearly 2 weeks gathering the supplies with their families. As you can see from the pictures below, the pupils are all chuffed with their hard work and they will make so many homeless children smile during the winter break. We also raised €470 for the charity during our Winter Coffee Morning. Many thanks for those who came, gave donations and devoted to their time to such a worthy...
Claude Monet’s inspired artwork in Ms Forde’s 3rd class

Claude Monet’s inspired artwork in Ms Forde’s 3rd class

This week we looked at Claude Monet’s paintings of Venice. We looked at how he showed the city in different times of the day, using different colours, shades and brushstrokes. Claude Monet’s paintings of Venice This inspired our own artwork. First we sketched a scene in Venice using our pencil. We put in the water, bridges, shadows, reflections, gondolas, buildings and anything else we wanted to include. Then we used our paintbrushes to create our artwork. Everyone’s picture was different. They all came out...

Ms. Bell’s class perform with Lámh signs

Ms. Bell’s class have been very busy learning some Lámh signs (Irish sign language) which can be used to support communication. We have learned lots of signs such as hello, goodbye, toilet, thank you, break and lunch. We have been practicing this song which involves lots of signs – red, yellow, blue, green, white, yes and no. The children are picking up the signs very quickly and can be seen using them around the school, classroom and yard! It is super to see! We sang our song at assembly and then taught it to the other junior and senior infant classes!...
Drawing colourful and monochrome landscapes in Ms Forde’s 3rd Class

Drawing colourful and monochrome landscapes in Ms Forde’s 3rd Class

We created colourful and monochrome landscapes in Art last week. First we drew colourful landscapes of a sunset. Everyone was very creative in making their own artwork unique. There were bridges, trees, animals, rivers…even an ‘emoji’ sun! We also used different types of lines in our drawings. Then, we drew the same landscape but only used our pencil to colour it in. We used shading to add dimension. This created a monochrome landscape. Well done...

Ms. Lynch’s 3rd Class on T.V.

For the month of March, Third Class were working on the topic ‘An Teilifís/The Television’ in Irish. As part of this, Ms. Lynch’s class decided to work on a T.V. project and record some mini television programmes. The children in our class voted on what T.V. shows to include in our project and then worked on writing Irish scripts for the different programmes. After we wrote the scripts, we practised reading them to each other.  Next, we used one of our school iPads to record our classmates reading their scripts in front of our whiteboard. We also made voice recordings for an episode of ‘Peppa Pig’.  We really enjoyed writing and recording our class project, and are very proud of our finished project. You can watch our video...