Hello & Welcome to our blog!
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!