December in Katie’s Fifth Class

December was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Our Maths lessons began with long division. Through hard work and using anagrams, the children became very confident in their abilities to solve long division problems. Weight was another area of Maths that we all enjoyed. We made Rocky Road and Marshmallow Treats to show how we can apply our knowledge of weight to real life situations. As part of Visual Arts and Maths we painted symmetrical snowflakes. The children created some beautiful work.




In Learn Together lessons we learned about palm oil and the impact illegal palm oil production has on the environment. The class created posters to promote an awareness of illegal palm oil production. We completed drama lessons to show the destruction of rainforests.


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First week back in Robert’s Senior Infants

We hope you all enjoyed the Winter break! We certainly hit the ground running this week in Robert’s Senior Infants.

We were creating some fruit and vegetable prints with different colours. All the children made some very artistic patterns and paintings. It was very messy but we all had great fun. Some fruit/veg we used were apples, oranges, limes, lemons and peppers.


We started the theme of Caitheamh Aimsire which means pass times or hobbies. We were doing a ciorcal comhrá (conversation circle) where some children were asking some questions about the different hobbies we have. Our new phrase was ‘An féidir leat ___? Is/Ní féidir liom’


In maths this week we learned about the number 8 and how we count up to the number 8 and back again.


We were also very lucky today in music, we were the first class to get a chance to use our new school instruments. We were practicing playing tuned/un-tuned percussion instruments softly and loudly.


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Community Safety and Drugs Awareness Talk

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Rugby for Children in Ashbourne!

Ashbourne ETNS children from 1st-6th Class got to have a taster tag rugby session with Kevin from Ashbourne Rugby Club this term.

All children should be aiming for the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. We would encourage all our pupils to take up a sport in order to help them achieve this along with the many other physical and social benefits sport brings.

Here are the contact details for any pupils who enjoyed their tag session and would like to try more:Minis Rugby Information

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MS Readathon

This year our school took part in the MS Readathon. The aim of the MS Readathon is to encourage children to engage with reading and to take enjoyment out of the worlds they delve into whilst at the same time raising funds for MS Ireland. The children learned about Multiple Sclerosis and how it impacts the lives of people in Ireland.

Katie and Síofra’s fifth classes, Sally’s fourth class and Róisín and Marcella’s third classes took part in the MS Readathon. The children in these classes spent one full month (from the 11th of October to the 11th of November) reading as many books as possible and collecting sponsorship money for MS Ireland. All classes were very enthusiastic and engaged wholeheartedly with all aspects of the MS Readathon.

We were delighted when we took the final tally of sponsorship money collected, which amounted to €2,378.29, all of which was sent on to MS Ireland to help all those who suffer with Multiple Sclerosis.

We are so proud of all the children who took part in the MS Readathon. All certificates and prizes will be awarded in February 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated money to this very worthy cause.




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