Christmas art

In the Sunshine room we have been very busy doing lots of lovely Christmas art.

Santa Claus – we painted our hands and printed Santa’s face on paper, and then used our fingerprints to make his eyes. Our fingers are white for his beard, our thumbs and the heels of our hands are red for his hat and our palms are salmon coloured for his face.

Christmas trees – we used circle printing to make one of our Christmas trees and used our fingerprints for lights of different colours. For the other tree we used a fork to paint the tree and then glued pom poms onto it.

Christmas wreaths – we dipped dish brushes in green paint and used them to print the wreaths. We used our fingerprints dipped in red paint to print berries.

Rudolph – we used two handprints to make Rudolph’s head and body. We glued on a red pom pom for his nose and Christmassy ribbon for his collar.

Christmas cards – we used a stencil of a Christmas tree and printed our fingerprints all around it.

Winter Trees

In the Sunshine room we made winter trees.
We painted our arm and hand brown and printed the tree.
We used our fingers dipped in white paint to print the snow.

Handprint animals

In the Sunshine room we made animals using our hand-prints.
We made crabs, octopuses, jellyfish, alligators, spiders and dinosaurs.
We used our fingerprints to make the eyes.

Circle Printing

In the Sunshine room we used circular objects (toilet roll holders, yogurt cartons, bottle lids) dipped in paint to print circle pictures.

The Rainbow Fish

In the Sunshine room we read the story The Rainbow Fish.
In art we made the Rainbow Fish by printing the scales of the fish using celery dipped in paint.

Halloween Art

In the Sunshine room this week we have been doing Halloween art.
We used our fingerprints to make the outline of bats.
We used our hands to print spiders on paper plates and then threaded twine around to make spider webs.
We used toilet rolls cut up and dipped in paint to print more spiders.

Autumn art

In the Sunshine room we looked at autumn colours and made some autumn trees. We made the leaves using three different methods.
First we used dish brushes dipped in paint.
Next we used our own fingerprints.
Last of all we tore up yellow, red, orange and brown paper and glued them onto the trees.

Autumn Collage

In the Sunshine room we made autumn collages from the beautiful autumn leaves and twigs we collected in the park.

Maths Week 2015 is Here!

Maths Week 2015 is currently underway in St. Gabriel’s N.S. and around the island of Ireland!  We have many activities taking place during the week from Maths Trails to the Times Tables Tournament among other events.  We need  as many parents as possible to come and take part in our Maths Games Extravaganza this Wednesday 14th October.  All the children from Junior Infants to 6th Class will come together in the P.E. Hall at 9 am to play a number of Maths games that include topics such as Number, Shape and Space, Fractions, Time etc.  Please let us know if you can come and be a part of Maths Week 2015 and an event that our pupils gain a lot from every year!

Maths Week 2015

The pupils and teachers of St. Gabriel’s will be celebrating national Maths Week 2015 from the 12th to the 16th of October.  As well as making Maths lessons extra fun every day that week, a number of events will also take place throughout the school, with pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class taking part.  During the week there will be different Maths Trails taking place around the school and in the Phoenix Park.  The children from 1st Class to 6th Class will be vying for a spot in the Tables Championship finals on Thursday.  On Wednesday at 9 am, every pupil in the school will take part in a Maths Games Extravaganza in the P.E. Hall and we look forward to seeing as many parents as possible taking part in this fantastic event.  For more information on Maths Week Ireland check out www.mathsweek.ie.