Category Archives: 5th Class

September in Katie’s Fifth Class

September was a very busy month in Katie’s Fifth Class. Even though we were a little bit later coming back to school, it was still a very productive month! Science lessons were all about plants. We learned about the different parts of the plant and their function, conditions necessary for plant growth and how to identify flowering and non-flowering plants. The boys and girls completed an investigation to observe how plants absorb water. We also learned about photosynthesis and conducted an experiment to determine whether or not sunlight was necessary for photosynthesis.

  

  

Pablo Picasso was the focus of our Visual Arts lessons. We learned about Picasso’s life and the various artistic styles he applied in his work. We discussed his self-portraits and how they had changed over the course of his life. Everyone created their own Picasso inspired self-portrait.

  

In Music lessons, the boys and girls explored different sounds using body percussion and percussion instruments. They have been composing their own music using different dynamics (louds and softs) and different tempos (speeds). They composed some very interesting pieces and gave great performances to their classmates!

  

Finally, a huge congratulations to all of the boys and girls in Katie’s Fifth Class who received their pen licence in September!

Permission to Walk Home 2019/2020

Consent must be updated for the new school year.

Children from Ashbourne ETNS are permitted to walk home from 3rd Class up with parental permission. Should you, as parents/guardians, feel your child is responsible enough to walk home please give consent via the Aladdin app or alternatively print the form below and ensure your child has this with them on the first day of school.

No child will be allowed to walk home without prior consent from a parent or guardian. The attached form can also be used to grant permission for older siblings to collect their brothers or sisters in 1st or 2nd Class.

This form can also be found under the Parent Info tab above.

Permission to walk home/collect 2019


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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Parent Information Mornings

Parent Information Mornings in the hall

Monday 24th 8.15am – 1st Classes

Monday 24th 8.45am – Junior Infants

Tuesday 25th 8.15am – 6th Class

Tuesday 25th 8.45am – 4th Classes

Wednesday 26th 8.15am – Senior Infants

Wednesday 26th 8.45am –3rd Classes

Thursday 27th 8.15am – 2nd Classes

Thursday 27th 8.45am – 5th Classes