Category Archives: Art

Talented Artists in HETNS

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Feast your eyes on these! The Texaco Art Competition entries completed by our talented artists in 4th – 6th classes!
We were blown away by the entries, we felt that everyone in the school deserved a look, they are on display on middle corridor outside room 13.
Massive well done to all the talented artists in our school. You should be very proud of your efforts.

“Whoah…” almost at the end of the first half term of the school year. Eight weeks in the blink of an eye!

20181026_112712In Bernadine’s class, we have been very busy settling into 5th class life. Learning is a little bit trickier, homework is a little more effort, which makes “Golden Time” a little bit sweeter!

Learning in Maths has been both fun and taxing at times, building up to a crescendo with Maths week from the 15th – 19th October. Fifth class children very ably assisted the learning of the younger students in HETNS by running no less than eleven maths stations with activities ranging from time and shape to tricky worded problems, in the hall. We also created our own Theme Parks, using terminology like Profit and Loss, testing our maths and team work skills.  Well done to all involved!

*Top tip for parents of senior students, continuously question your child on times and division tables (in the car, when out for a walk or shopping) rapid recall of tables is key to problem solving.

In English, we have commenced stations along with Alison and we are developing better comprehension skills in both oral and written work. Reading interesting books not only improves fluency and understanding, but will help students become more accomplished writers. Our ‘up-levelled’ sentences are becoming more interesting and in lots of cases, like a mini story in their own right, this will feed into genre writing later in the term. We also had a wonderful visit from the very talented Marguerite Tonery, who recited and read from her series of “Kapheus” books. Children (and teachers) were completely engrossed and hanging on her every word, we excited to see whats in store for Jamie and Eliza…

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Have a look at the samples of art in the photos and ask your children about Picasso, The Maya, Pollination or The Normans which have been some of our learning topics so far this term.

Encourage your children to read as many books as they can over the mid-term break (we are currently fundraising for the “MS READATHON,” a country-wide initiative to help those suffering with the disease Multiple Sclerosis and at the same time, encouraging children to read age appropriate books and comics, read aloud, read to their siblings and overall, read for pleasure. So, KEEP READING IN BERNADINE’S CLASS!!! We will be updating the tally charts after mid-term!

All that’s left to say is, have a restful and enjoyable mid-term break. See you all, fighting fit for lots more learning, more marathon laps as well as cycling, commencing the first week in November!

Bernadine’s mindfulness advice for the week; “This time of year is ideal for a walk, wrap up, stretch your legs and look around you, nature produces some wonderful sights this time of year!”

Room 5 have fun with salt painting – Aisling’s Class


On Thursday we explored painting with salt.

It was lots of fun and an art technique that was new to us.

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First we squeezed pva glue patterns on some card.

Next, we dunked the card in a tub of salt.

After that we shook off any additional salt.

We left our work to dry.

Later that afternoon we took out our watercolour paints.

We carefully dabbed droplets of watercolours on the salt.

We watched in surprise as the watercolours travelled up the salted lines!

Have a look at us hard at work!

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Room Five Make Mosaics – Aisling’s Class




Thursdays are special days in our room because we get to experiment with our art skills!
Today we made flower mosaics using clay, beads, dyed beans and chickpeas.IMG_1654
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First we kneaded the clay and flattened it.
Then we used plastic pots to cut round circles of clay.
Next we drew our flower shape in the clay using pencils.
Finally we pressed a selection of dried beans and beads into the clay.
Take a look at the final product!

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We had a little clay left over so we made even more wonderful creations using our imaginations and our fine motor skills!

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Thanks for stopping by 😉