We had a wonderful day today to mark our 8 weeks back at school. We began our day with art and learned how to make bat silhouettes using pastels, before taking part in a Dress Up parade around our school. After small break, we became Scientists and tried to re-create George’s Marvellous Medicine. It wasn’t long until it was Golden Time and then we were ready for home.
I hope you and your families have a lovely mid-term and I look forward to seeing all of the children on Monday week. Louise.
September in Katie’s Fifth Class
We are all delighted to be back in school and have had a very busy few weeks. We have all adapted very quickly to our new school routine.
We created self-portraits in Visual Arts lessons. See if you can recognise anyone!
We also learned about a famous artist, Henri Matisse, who was renowned for his collage work. The boys and girls created name collages using a range of coloured card.
The children really enjoyed our History lessons. We learned all about Grace O’Malley, the infamous pirate queen. The boys and girls completed lots of different writing activities based on her adventurous life.
A huge congratulations to everyone in our class who received their pen licence in September! Maith sibh!
Important School Opening Information
Welcome back to all parents and students! We cannot wait to see you on Monday!
Please have a look at the videos below as they contain important information regarding our school’s opening on Monday 31st August.
Please see below the exit/collection points going forward as seen in the video above:
The video below is for parents and guardians and contains important information on supporting your child on their return to school. For more, including frequently raised topics and information on the relevant public health advice, see gov.ie/backtoschool
Ashbourne ETNS Active Week 2020
A huge thank you to all the pupils, family members and staff who got out and got active at home for Active Week 2020. We were so impressed by the photos and videos received! Please keep up your daily mile over the summer and we look forward to coming up with loads of fun and exciting ways to get active together in September.
Check out our highlight reel of a great week,
The Active Flag Committee
February in Katie’s Fifth Class
February was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. ‘Pop Art’ was the focus of our Visual Arts lessons. We looked at the art work of both Andy Warhol and Jim Dine and discussed artistic elements of their work. The children designed pop art based on onomatopoeia (Andy Warhol). They also created tissue bleed hearts using vibrant colours (Jim Dine).
Friendship Week took place in our school from the 10th – 14th of February. Each class completed various activities relating to friendship – secret friend, pass the compliment, friendship games, etc. On the last day of Friendship Week our class created friendship bracelets to give to their secret friend. The week highlighted the importance of showing kindness to others and how even the smallest act of kindness can make a difference.
The boys and girls worked hard to improve their léitheoireacht Gaeilge over the month. They have been reading a variety of different stories and playing different word games to help with their word recognition. The class are becoming confident young readers as Gaeilge!