Category Archives: Class News

September in Katie’s Fifth Class

September was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Even though we were a little bit later coming back to school, it was still a very productive month! Science lessons were all about plants. We learned about the different parts of the plant and their function, conditions necessary for plant growth and how to identify flowering and non-flowering plants. The boys and girls completed an investigation to observe how plants absorb water. We also learned about photosynthesis and conducted an experiment to determine whether or not sunlight was necessary for photosynthesis.

  

  

Pablo Picasso was the focus of our Visual Arts lessons. We learned about Picasso’s life and the various artistic styles he applied in his work. We discussed his self-portraits and how they had changed over the course of his life. Everyone created their own Picasso inspired self-portrait.

  

In Music lessons, the boys and girls explored different sounds using body percussion and percussion instruments. They have been composing their own music using different dynamics (louds and softs) and different tempos (speeds). They composed some very interesting pieces and gave great performances to their classmates!

  

Finally, a huge congratulations to all of the boys and girls in Katie’s Fifth Class who received their pen licence in September!

Revised Junior Infant Hours

Please see the revised schedule for Junior Infant start times below. Times published in Junior Infant booklet no longer apply. Changes to schedule are due to delays in school opening. We look forward to meeting with all our new families next week.

Friday 6th Sept – 8.30-11.00am

Mon 9th-13th Sept – 8.15-11.30am

Mon 16th Sept onwards – full day – 8.15-12.55pm

 

Junior Infant Welcome Booklet

Image result for parent information school clipartWelcome to all new families starting with us in Ashbourne Educate Together. The following booklet has lots of information about our school. Please also see the note that was emailed to all parents in recent days.

This booklet will also be available under the Parent Info tab above if needed in the future.

We look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks.

Junior Infant Welcome Booklet 2019 2020

Permission to Walk Home 2019/2020

Consent must be updated for the new school year.

Children from Ashbourne ETNS are permitted to walk home from 3rd Class up with parental permission. Should you, as parents/guardians, feel your child is responsible enough to walk home please give consent via the Aladdin app or alternatively print the form below and ensure your child has this with them on the first day of school.

No child will be allowed to walk home without prior consent from a parent or guardian. The attached form can also be used to grant permission for older siblings to collect their brothers or sisters in 1st or 2nd Class.

This form can also be found under the Parent Info tab above.

Permission to walk home/collect 2019


May in Katie’s Third Class

May was a very busy month in Katie’s third class. We have spent a lot of time preparing for our end of year performance – learning poems, songs and creating a drama.

We learned about Andy Warhol during art lessons and created our own pop art using bright colours and popular icons from the modern world.

Our history lessons took us back to the time of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We discovered the improvements these women made to the lives of patients in their care and how they cared for soldiers on the front line during the Crimean War. Each pupil created a fact file based on one of these women.