Principal Róisín Ní Bhaoill,
Ashbourne Educate Together N.S., Killegland,
Tel: 01 8357493
School Calendar 2017-2018
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.
Fiona’s class have been busy learning all about the environment this month. We have learned about the importance of recycling and looking after our environment. In Aistear, Fiona’s class are role-playing the school. We are having lots of fun!
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.
January was a long and very busy month in Robert’s class. It has been a busy month for wobbly teeth, and so we talked lots about the dentist and learned a new poem called ‘My wobbly tooth’.
Our P.E. topic in January was Gymnastics. We walked like animals, talked about the different ways we can move around a space, rolled in different ways, balanced on the big and small parts of our bodies and even tried some very tricky balancing positions.