Autumn in Junior Infants

We have had a very busy two months in Junior Infants.  We went on an Autumn walk around our school and discovered all kinds of Autumn treasure.  We even found Autumn treasure at home and brought it to school.  We used our leaves to sort Autumn colours and to make leaf rubbings.  We love doing Art and we have become very good at creating our own pictures.

On dress-up day, we had a fashion show and a disco in the hall.  We even had a visit from Spiderman!

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Peace Proms

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LMETB: Help with Irish for non-National Parents

LMETB plan to run the following course on Tuesday 5th Nov, from 10-12.30 and Wed 6th Nov, from 7-9.30pm
Help with Irish for non-National Parents” in the Community College in Dunshaughlin. This course will run subject to having a minimum of 6 parents on each course.
They are also taking names of people interested in the following FREE 4/5 week courses, which will start when there is sufficient interest:
Dyslexia Support for parents
Help your child with Irish
Supporting your Primary school child
Safety Online
Help your child with Maths
Healthy Eating
 
Parents can contact Dympna O’Brien on Tel 0868527480 or email dobrien@lmetb.ie
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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!

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Ashbourne Youth Cafe- Volunteers

The Ashbourne Youth Centre was due to re-open after the summer, but they are delaying this slightly in order to train up some new volunteers. If you like working with young people and have an hour or two to spare, keep reading!
 
“The Ashbourne Youth Centre has been worked on very hard by its dedicated committee for the past several years. Now, we are in a position to run an amazing facility for young people, but we really need volunteer help in order to maintain its success. The young people of Ashbourne have waited a long time for this project to come to fruition and we are so pleased to have everything in place now.
 
We are looking for volunteers (18+) to help guide and nurture young people in the community. Our mission is to provide a fun, friendly and safe venue for the youth of Ashbourne to use. We provide a range of services and activities – most of which were designed by the youth members themselves – to help foster creativity, independence and togetherness. The Ashbourne Youth Centre is an opportunity for young people to take part in something new and make friends!
 
All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and will receive certified Child Protection Training. The next training session will take place on the 7th of October from 7pm-10pm in the Ashbourne Youth Centre Building.
 
If you are interested in getting involved, email a CV to ashbourneyouthcafe@gmail.com or call us on 085 760 0972″
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