February in Katie’s Fifth Class
January in Katie’s Fifth Class
St Andrew’s Athletic Club, Ashbourne
We are an Active School and encourage all our pupils to take up sport in order to get their recommended sixty minutes of physical activity every day! We’d like to help link our pupils with local sporting opportunities and to this end Michelle from St. Andrew’s Athletic Club in Ashbourne came in to speak to boys and girls from Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes today.
Michelle explained they train in all weather on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8pm and new members are welcome. Children who’d like to try out athletics are welcome to give it a go and have a free week of sessions before deciding if they’d like to sign up and join. Children can train once or twice or three times a week and opt to compete if they like but Michelle explained the emphasis is on fun.
The club also do a two kilometre run in Ashbourne on Sundays and are hoping to establish a junior parkrun in Ashbourne. Junior Parkrun Info
Families interested in running and fitness could plan a day of athletics with their upcoming 2k race for children and 5k and 10k options this April. St Andrew’s AC 2/5/10k
Click here for more info from St Andrew’s AC
December in Katie’s Fifth Class
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.