Category Archives: 2nd 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

 

Winter Performances

Winter performances are listed below. Please note siblings within the school cannot attend at these times as they are in their lessons. We aim to host an in school performance for all children to perform for other classes and allow their brothers, sisters and friends to see their shows.

Thurs 13th Dec      8.40-9.40am  Junior Infants & Evergreen  (David, Fiona & Louise)

Fri 14th Dec           8.40-9.40am   Senior Infants                         (Robert & Katy Murray)

Fri 14th Dec           1-1.55pm            2nd class                                  (Emily & Donna)

Tues 18th Dec       8.40-9.40am      5th & 6th Class                     (Michael, Síofra & Clara)

Tues 18th Dec       1-1.55pm              4th class                                  (Sally & Emma)

Thurs 20th Dec     8.40-9.40am      3rd class                               (Róisín & Katy Kavanagh)

Thurs 20th Dec      1-1.55pm             1st Class                                  (Deirdre & Marcella)

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October fun in Emily’s class

Emily’s class have had lots of fun learning about bugs and insects living in Ireland this month. We have been learning about their habitats and where to find them. We loved doing a ‘minibeast hunt’ to try to find as many bugs and insects living in our school garden. We found hundereds of minibeasts and used the equipment to observe them closely.

This week, we also learnt about the Mexican holiday; Dia de los Muertos. We got creative and made these cool masks just like they do in Mexico.

Have a lovely midterm from Emily’s class!

Free Reading App

The Teach Your Monster to Read app is free for this week only. This app is an educational game based way to help your child with their sounds, blending and tricky words. This app is aimed at children in the junior end of the school. The computer version of this game is always free but the free app offer only lasts until this Sunday 30th September.

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