Category Archives: 1st Class

Movie Makers in Room 9

We learned all about Tom Crean this month. Tom Crean is an Irish hero. He is one of Ireland’s greatest Antarctic explorers.  We enjoyed learning all about his expeditions to the South Pole. In art,we constructed models of his three ships: The Discovery, The Terra Nova and The Endurance.

As well as that, we created a short movie based on the story of Tom’s life. We worked very hard on this and we hope you enjoy it.


Is aoibhinn linn Gaeilge i seomra a naoi

Chaitheamar mí na Samhna ag foghlaim faoi ‘Bia’ i nGaeilge. D’fhoghlamaíomar na focail agus na frásaí éagsúla a bhaineann lenár mboscaí lóin, faoin mbricfeasta agus fiú faoi bhialanna éagsúla. Bhí spraoi agus spórt againn ag cleachtadh na bhfrásaí nua. Bhí drámaíocht bheag againn agus rinneamar rólimirt le chéile agus bhí siad an-taitneamhach. D’fhloghamaíomar amhrán nua chomh maith ‘Cad atá uait’ agus b’aoibhinn linn é a chanadh. Éist linn thíos, nach bhfuilimid go hiontach?


Tá Katie L an-bhródúil asainn 🙂

We spent November learning all about food in Irish. We learned various new words and phrases for our lunch boxes, breakfast and even about different restaurants. We had so much fun practicing our new phrases. We put together a little play/piece of drama and role plays and they were very enjoyable. We learned a new song too:‘Cad atá uait?’ and we loved singing it. Listen to us below, aren’t we great? Katie L is so proud of us 🙂

Busy Beavers in Deirdre’s Class

It has continued to be a very busy time in our class since Midterm Break. In November. we sketched and painted flower paintings, inspired by the american artist Georgia O’ Keefe.

We learned lots about America, about the first president, and the present president, Donald Trump, and about the explorer who discovered America, Christopher Columbus, In Maths, we engaged in lots of hands on (and feet on) learning as we estimated and measured the length and width of different things and areas in our school- even the length of the corridor. It was great fun. We love engaging in the best learning methodology of all in our class- PLAY! We learned/played in Aistear- Home, The Weather Station and The Post Office, and also during class playtime also. You would be surprised about how much learning takes place while we are sharing, chatting and  having so much fun together !

Katie’s Mathematicians

Here in room 9 we have a room full of mathematicians. As mathematicians we can see maths everywhere! We absolutely loved maths week. It was an extremely busy week for us. On Wednesday we went to the PE hall to play various maths games. It was brilliant! In PE we made 2D shapes using our bodies.  On Thursday, during Power Hour we played the card game, snap. It was very amusing! On Friday, we went on a maths trail around the school. It was so much fun. It made us realise how much maths is all around us here in Ashbourne ETNS. This week we created bar charts as a class. We investigated and discovered what our favourite toys are. All in all we had great fun during maths week.


No Hibernating in Room 10!

Wow! We continued to learn lots this month in 1st class. We spent time learning about Autumn- we used autumnal colours in Art, and even went on a fun Autumn nature trail. We knew what to look out for, as we spent time discovering, investigating and analysing the different tree types and their leaves in Science. We brought many amazing signs of autumn back to our class nature table. Each child walked with their partners and were fantastic remembering and practising the ‘Safe Cross Code’, when walking close to roads.

We also took part in a fun-filled maths week, and we realised that maths is all around us in the environment. We have fantastic ‘Maths Eyes’ in Room 10, Deirdre was so proud of all of the children. We constructed 2D shape pumpkins and houses, and we collected data during group work, and represented this data on block charts. Did you know we have 34 super mathematicians in Room 10? ( That’s 33 children and 1 teacher! 🙂 )

We hope you all have a lovely midterm break!