Category Archives: 4th Class

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

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.

NEW JUNIOR INFANTS WELCOME 

March Fun!

In March, we have been busy scientists preparing for our Science Fair. We had so much fun creating our amazing lava lamps.

         

 

     

We also made balloon powered cars by using some recycled materials. We had great fun racing them.

                

 

3rd & 4th Class Swimming Lessons – Checklist

Below are the items children need to bring with them every week to their swimming lessons.

  • Swimming togs/shorts – to make it easier for your child we would advise they wear their swimming togs under their school clothes when coming to school every Thursday so they are ready on arrival to the pool.
  • Change of underwear and/or vest
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat (compulsory)
  • Goggles (optional)
  • Plastic bag to put wet swimming togs into
  • Arm bands if your child cannot swim as the pool is 1.5m deep
  • Swimming socks (optional) to avoid verrucas

The first lesson will comprise of the children being grouped into levels of ability. Your child will be able to tell you what group they are in after the first class.

 

Thank You,

Róisín

February in Fourth Class

In February, we said goodbye to Róisín who had been teaching us for the month of January. We had lots of fun making chocolate rice krispy buns on her last day.

        

We really enjoyed friendship week, where we played co-operative games, made friendship bracelets and added to our kindness bucket. Everyone really enjoyed having a ‘secret friend’.

As part of Spring, we planted some cress, pea and spinach seeds and made sure to give our plant pots enough light and water. We were surprised at how easy it was to grow our own food and some of us might even attempt to grow more at home.