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This week was Science week. The Rowan class and the Birch class worked together on a Science trail and at Science stations where they learned about electricity and energy, with the help of some very enthusiastic parents! A huge thank you to those parents who came along. Each day we also learned an interesting scientific fact!
Student of the week is ... Nichita
We learned about the polar explorer Tom Crean during our History lessons. He wanted to be the first person to discover the South Pole in Antarctica. Our Art this week was inspired by the Aurora Borealis in Antarctica.
November is RSE month at PETNS. As part of the 3rd class curriculum, we will be learning about growing and changing and preparing for new life. Please see attached photos for more info!
Science Week: 13th - 17th November
The Rowan and Birch classes went on a Science Trail around the school. It was freezing! We learned about different trees and leaves. We recorded different materials that we saw too.
Full Attendance for October!
A huge well done to the children in the Rowan class who had full attendance for the month of October;
This week we learned all about our county, Dublin! We skype called another class and they had to guess where we were from. They gave us clues and we had to guess where their school was. They were 4th class in county Sligo.
Science Week Next Week
Next week is Science week (13th-17th November). There are lots of activities organised for this week. Parents are invited into the Rowan class on Wednesday 15th November from 1.20-2.00 to learn about electricity and forces! Hope to see some faces there.
Hi everybody! I hope that everyone had a wonderful midterm. The Student Council have organised the first movie night of the term. Here are some details:
What: Dispicable Me 3
When: 6-7.30pm Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Where: School Hall
Who: Everyone welcome
Tickets: €5 (single) €10 (family)
Tickets are on sale before and after school or can be purchased on the night.
Well done to Ambrose and Leo who participated in the running competition in Porterstown on Tuesday. They had a great day out. Keep up the good work at training guys!
Our theme this week was Halloween. We learned about the history of Halloween and we learned the song "This is Halloween". For art, we used different materials to create Halloween characters.. spoooky!
Student of the Week is ... Keelin!
Powerstown ETNS Bake Sale!
Cake Sale this Friday, October 27th!
The Student Council are delighted to announce our annual mid-term cake sale in Powerstown ETNS.
We need our families to help us raise money for a school defibrillator. We kindly ask our parents, grandparents or carers to help us out by donating some baked goods!
Boys and girls can then bring a small amount of money to buy something nice on Friday. Ready, Set, BAKE!
The children are invited to dress-up on this day too!
Maths week and Diwali.
This week was Maths week. The Rowan Class completed a Maths Trail around the school for Maths week. They completed a booklet of questions that required them to use their maths eyes and their mental maths skills. The children worked in groups and they used great cooperation and team work!
The Hindu Festival of Lights (Diwali) took place around the world on Thursday 19th October. The Rowan class learned about the traditions that the people celebrate and how the festival is celebrated. The children engaged in making Diwali lanterns which took lots of patience and persistence!
I finished up as class teacher today to go on maternity leave. I was delighted with all the lovely cards the children in Rowan and Redwood Class made. Here's a snapshot of them. Thanks to everyone in the class for all their hard work since we started 3rd Class this year. You are the best! See you all soon.
We went on a nature walk on Monday looking for signs of Autumn in our locality. We talked about the colours we see in Autumn, the changes that take place and what animals are busy getting ready for hibernation in Winter. We've started a collection of conkers, leaves and pine cones in our classroom. We celebrated outdoor classroom day on Thursday too in our forest school. We all sat on tree trunks and discussed the signs of Autumn we could see, hear and touch. We found some interesting mushrooms on our way to the forest school. We listened to a poem all about the season and identified rhyming words.
On Friday, we looked at the work of an illustrator called Lisa Congdon. At the moment, she is doing a series of small paintings every day that use the same colour palette. We decided to create our own collection of small paintings that feature seasonal objects such as pumpkins, leaves, mushrooms, squirrels and pine cones. It was lots of fun!