January in Katie’s Third Class
We have been very busy in Katie’s third class this month. We have been learning all about Ancient Rome in history. The boys and girls have been working on group projects, making constructions of Ancient Roman buildings, designing Roman inspired mosaics and putting together a book about Ancient Rome.
We began learning about ‘chance’ in maths this week. We talked about the ‘chance’ of different scenarios occurring and made predictions about the weather. We completed dice activities to investigate the likelihood of different numbers appearing!
Science has been very exciting this month as we have been learning all about heat. We did lots of different experiments to investigate conduction, insulation and convection. Today we completed an experiment to investigate how heat causes molecules to move faster.
First Student Council Meeting
Today was a historic day at Ashbourne ETNS, we held our very first student council meeting. Róisín sat in our first meeting to hear all our great ideas for what we would like to do over the next few months. All of the children had collected ideas from their class mates and also had their own great ideas.
We have decided on what we would like to focus on for the next few weeks so watch this space…..
December in Katie’s Third Class
December was a very busy month for third class. We spent a lot of time preparing for our winter performance. The boys and girls worked together in groups to make a 3D Winter Wonderland themed diorama which they presented at the winter performance. They made these beautiful creations using shoe-boxes, recyclable materials and various different art materials. We were all very impressed with how well they turned out!
Drama lessons this month were based on the advertisement ‘The Bear and the Hare’. Everyone worked in pairs to produce a script based on the advertisement.
In PE this month the children completed creative dance lessons. Everyone worked well together as part of a team. The children were all very enthusiastic and very competitive when it came to a dance off!
Student Council Elections
We have been very busy over the past few weeks learning about elections, hustlings and how to give a good speech. We watched some videos of children in America giving speeches to join the student councils in their schools and some encouraging words from Kid President.
We all got very creative for our speeches with some children coming up with songs, dances, raps and some children made very convincing posters and catch phrases.
The elections took place in the library where each child’s name was marked off their class lists and ballots were stamped to make sure everything was fair and official. Each child ticked the box beside the name of the person they wanted elected for their class and placed their ballot in the correct box.
The votes were counted and checked by Robert, Ajay and Maja. The elected members of are student council for this year are:
Emily’s Second Class – Romet Sally’s Second Class – Magnus
Katie K’s Third Class – Julia K Clara’s Third Class – Robyn and Nikita
Aishling’s Fourth Class – Sofija and Sharya Michael’s Fourth Class – Ross and Lianna
Shane’s Fifth Class – Daniella and Marcu
We are really looking forward to being part of our school’s first student council and hope to have our first meeting early in the New Year.
(L to R) (back)Nikita, Lianna, Julia, Sharya, Daniella, Ross
(front) Robyn, Magnus, Aoife (filling in for Romet), Sofija
November in Katie’s Third Class
We have been very busy this month in Katie’s class. We have been learning all about Hinduism. We were very interested in learning about Diwali and created beautiful Diwali pinch pots using clay and paint.
We also learned about sound in science this month. The boys and girls investigated sound by making telephones, creating water music and finding out the direction from where certain sounds came. They had a lot of fun doing the experiments!
The boys and girls have been learning about the weather in geography. Everyone worked in pairs to make rain gauges to measure the amount of rainfall each week.