All of the enthusiastic bookworms and aspiring young actors were sad to see the end of book and drama club this month. Katie K and Róisín organised the book and drama after school club this term. It was an exciting eight weeks filled with novels, book talk, drama and treats! Each week we discussed books and favourite authors. Róisín read ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ by Roald Dahl with first and second class. Whereas third to sixth class read ‘Mr. Nobody’s Eyes’ by Michael Morpurgo with Katie.
Drama was based on the chosen books. The children were enthusiastic and eager to engage in the drama. They created still images and improvisation scenes, depicting excerpts from the books. They developed the role of various characters and re-enacted their favourite parts of the stories.
Book Club Choices
The feedback from book and drama club members was very positive…
“I really enjoyed book and drama club. My favourite part was reading the book and eating the treats!” (fifth class pupil)
“I really loved the drama! And all of the yummy treats!” (third class pupil)
Katie and Róisín would like to thank all of the members of the book and drama club for all of their hard work and enthusiasm over the term. They hope to see you all next year!
Have a wonderful long weekend, lá fhéile Pádraig!
From Emily ‘s 2nd Class
The Ashbourne U10 and U12 draughts team won gold in the community county games!
Well done to all involved!
February was a busy month in Katie’s third class. We learned about continents and completed a case study on Africa in geography lessons. We learned about the countries, languages, natural features and animals in Africa. We also discovered the significance of masks in the African culture. The African theme was further developed in our art lessons, where the children created colourful African masks.
Katie’s class are huge fans of Roald Dahl and were delighted to hear that they would be reading the novel The Twits in February. The boys and girls were very enthusiastic and had many laughs while reading the story. The children read the novel with great expression. They were inspired by Roald Dahl’s illustrator Quentin Blake to draw the horrible Mr and Mrs Twit and their garden where they kept Muggle-Wump and his family captive!
The children were once again given the opportunity to develop their sewing skills in Visual Arts. They created pictures using hessian, thread and buttons. The class revised their sewing skills from Term 1 and learned a new sewing technique – cross-stitching. The boys and girls made huge improvements with their sewing skills since last term.
Dear Parents and guardians,
Please find the latest information provided by the DES in relation to ongoing structural works at AETNS:
A provisional schedule for the detailed investigations in the remaining 15 WBS schools that have precautionary measures in place. This includes your school. The dates are provisional at this time to allow flexibility for any unforeseen issues that may arise. The provisional schedule is as follows:
||Friday 8th March
|Griffeen Valley ETNS
||Friday 22nd March
|Lucan East ETNS
||Friday 29th March
|Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Athy
||Friday 5th April
|Athy Model School
|GS Atha Í, Tomard (GP Room)
|Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Rochestown
||Friday 12th April
|Cara Jnr (Special) School
|GS Chloich na Coillte
||Friday 3rd May
|Castlemills Education Centre
|De Lacy College
||Friday 10th May
|Gaelscoil na Mí
As previously advised, the works are due to be carried out over weekends to prevent disruption to the schools. The dates set out for each school will be confirmed as we work our way through the schedule.