Category Archives: Class News

October in Katie’s Fifth Class

This month the children completed lessons based on World War I across a range of subjects – History, Visual Arts, Geography and English. They researched areas of interest using iPads based on the topic and created projects in various formats (PowerPoint presentations, posters, books, art work, etc.). They presented their projects to the class at the end of the month. Everybody put a huge amount of effort into their project.

  

   

In Visual Arts lessons the class designed World War I themed silhouettes. They used chalk pastels to create a sunrise background and used black card to make a silhouette depicting an element of life during World War I.

  

   

The children also made autumnal clay bowls in Visual Arts lessons. A range of techniques and skills were used to create their bowls (rolling the clay, using moulds, shaping the clay, etc.).

  

  

Our school participated in Maths Week during the week of the 12th of October. We had lots of fun playing various card games to improve our mental arithmetic. We looked for elements of maths in the world around us and created ‘Maths Eyes’ posters to show how maths is everywhere!

  

In Science lessons we learned about the different parts of plants and their functions. We planted bulbs and are delighted to see plenty of growth already!

  

A huge congratulations to everyone who received their pen licence in October! Maith sibh!

  

  

 

Dress Up Day in Louise’s 1st class

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,

Regards,

The Active Flag Committee