Category Archives: 1st Class

Camp Spraoi @ Ashbourne ETNS

Camp Spraoi @ Ashbourne ETNS this July!

Money and permission slips should be returned directly to these teachers or the child’s class teacher in an envelope with the child’s name clearly on the front. Receipts will be provided the following day.


What does my child’s STEN score mean?

Yesterday, we sent out report cards to all parents. Children from First Class up completed standardised tests in Maths and English. These are given a STEN score which is explained further here:

STEN explained

This info can also be accessed in various languages through the next link. Scroll down to Standardised Tests and click on the language required.

Multi-lingual STEN info

March in Katie’s 1st Class

March was a very exciting month in 1st class.

Bhí Féile na Gaeigle ar siúl. Bhí sé go hiontach! Labhraíomar Gaeilge i rith an lae agus tháinig feabhas mór ar ár gcuid líofachta! Is aoibhinn linn Gaeilge i rang a hAon agus bhí a lán spórt agus spraoi againn i rith Féile na Gaeilge. Thug Katie duais gach lá don Ghaeilgóir is fearr. Bhí tráth na gceist againn agus bhuaigh Marcus G, Anastasia agus Vision é seo. Ghlacamar páirt i gcéilí freisin agus bhí an-chraic againn ag damhsa!


‘Féile na Gaeilge’ took place. It was brilliant! We spoke Irish during the day and we improved our fluency! We love Irish in 1st class and we had great fun during ‘Féile na Gaeilge’. Katie gave prizes to the person who tried their best. We had a quiz and Marcus G, Anastasia agus Vision won the quiz. We took part in a céilí as well and we had a lot of fun dancing!


This month we also took part in the Science fair. As a school we have been trying our best to conserve energy. In 1st class, we learned about hydro-power and how water can create energy. We made a water wheel and during the science fair Julius, Chidera and Anna J presented our experiment to the other classes.  As well as that, the rest of us also visited the science fair and had great fun looking at all of the other experiments.


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 🙂