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.
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:
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On Monday the 23rd of April, three children attended the Eason’s Spelling Bee in St. Paul’s National school. There were thirty-three children from fifth and sixth classes all over Meath taking part. Ileri, Beatrice and Max attended the Spelling Bee after coming first, second and third in the school Spelling Bee. Ileri was the representative for Ashbourne Educate Together N.S. The hall at St. Paul’s was crowded with spellers and supporters. Ileri successfully spelt a number of challenging words; unfortunately he got knocked out on the word “windlestraw”. Ileri came in the top twelve overall. We are all looking forward to taking part in the Spelling Bee again next year.
Report by Ileri, Max and Beatrice
For History this month, 5th class have been learning all about feasts and festivals that are celebrated around the world. We have been learning about ones that took place long ago as well as current celebrations. The class were then split into groups of two and each group was given their own country. The groups were asked to research the feasts and festivals that take place in their given country, pick one of these and then create a project based on the feast or festival they chose. Each group then presented their projects to the rest of the class. We had so much fun working on the projects and learned so much about the different festivals that take place around the world.
We have just finished having ‘Friendship week’ in 5th class. Firstly, the class discussed the importance of being kind to others and we came up with lots of great ideas about how we can show our kindness to one another and be good friends to our classmates. Each child was given a secret friend who they tried to do nice and kind things for throughout the week. The class did lots of fun activities all week, including co-operative games in the PE hall, as well as “passing the compliment,” where everybody in the class wrote something kind about everyone else. We also made friendship bracelets, using multicoloured wool and beads and then shared these bracelets with each other. There was a kindness bucket hanging on the outside of the classroom door. After each day, everybody wrote one act of kindness on a piece of paper, that they observed throughout the day and dropped it in the kindness bucket. This is something the whole class really enjoyed and our bucket was overflowing by the end of Friendship week.