Category Archives: 4th Class

Fun in Fourth Class

This month we have started reading a new novel ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B White. We are really enjoying the novel and getting to know the different characters especially the pig ‘Wilbur’. We loved him so much, we created our very own Wilbur with clay.


In Science, we investigated what makes ice melt faster. We set up four containers with the same amount of ice in each one. We predicted our results and then added sugar, salt and baking soda to each container. We kept one container with just ice. Can you predict what happened?

In Maths, we’ve been busy investigating 3D shapes and learning about the properties of pyramids and prisms. We had great fun creating our very own 3D shapes.


Trip to the RDS Science Fair

Michaels 4th class went to the RDS Science fair recently. The children had a great time and got to see lots of amazing shows and scientific experiments. The children really enjoyed the Robot Wars show when they arrived and they also went to a 3D cinema that was showing a picture about a journey through space and time. Throughout the day the children were divided into groups and saw lots of other children and teenagers Science experiments. Here are some pictures of the children at the Science fair.

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…..

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

Michael’s Fourth class Nov/Dec

Michael’s fourth class have been very busy this month learning about Scandinavian countries the Vikings and the Normans. We also learned a lot about Iceland, the northern lights, volcanoes in Iceland(E15),Glaciers and the Blue Lagoon. We did some really cool Icelandic Art. We have been practicing for our winter show and we have done lots of tin whistle practice to Oró sé de bheatha Bhaile.We were doing gymnastics in PE and below you can see some of the children practicing different rolls like the James Bond roll, the teddy bear roll and the pencil roll. We also teabag dabbed our eyewitness accounts of Pompeii erupting….