Newsletter – Wednesday 19th October 2016

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Infant Games and Movie Night

TETNS Parent/Teacher Association are delighted to announce that Movie Night is back! We will also be running a separate activity for Junior and Senior Infants earlier that day.



Date: 28th October 2016

Time: 5-7 pm

Cost: €5 (includes entry, popcorn and a drink)

Details: Children must attend Tyrrelstown Educate Together (1st -6th class only). Parents are welcome to have a cup of tea/coffee in the staff room but due to demand there is NO space for parents to sit in and watch the movie with their children.



Date: 28th October 2016

Time: 1.30 – 2.15

Cost: €2

Details: Join us for some guided dancing, simple games and a story! Pupils MUST be collected as usual at home time and brought to the school hall by a parent/guardian. If pupils attend a crèche/after-school, parents must make arrangements for their child to be brought to the activities.



Tickets are on sale from the Parent/Teacher Association on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th of October outside the school hall. Tickets for both events are on sale from 2 – 3 pm.

All money raised will be used to purchase Occupational Therapy equipment for Setanta.

If you have any questions (or would like to help out at either event), please contact a member of the Parent/Teacher Association.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Facebook and twitter

We are on Facebook and twitter! Remember to like/follow us to keep up to date with everything that’s going on in TETNS. There are plenty of updates about Maths Week 2016 already!

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Maths Week

Maths is a week where the children in the school take part in a lot of maths related activities such as maths trails, active maths morning, maths puzzles and lots more![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]

Active Maths Morning

All the children in the school had great fun joining in the Active Maths Morning. Children from 6th Class helped to organise everything. There were great educational games including division (where the children roll a dice and either divide or multiply the numbers rolled) and cone zone (6th Class helpers called out sums and the children would have to run to the correct numbered cone).

by Luke and Colm

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Maths Puzzle Day

Since it’s Maths Week, 3rd to 6th Classes are doing different types of maths puzzles. A few students from 6th Class helped to set up Maths Puzzle Day in the library. All children were learning and having lots of fun as well. There will be a prize awarded to three students from each class who get an answer correct.

by Caitlyn and Havish

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Maths Trail

This week, 1st to 6th Class took part in Maths Trails. Maths Trails are where you do maths activities which lead from one to another. We used trundle wheels to measure the yard. We counted how long it took us to run around the track. We also counted how many cars were in the car park.

by Christopher and Ugne

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Junior Infants

This week for Junior infants maths we have being learning all about and making our own patterns. Cormac’s class have been practising their underarm throw in PE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45426″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]


Keep and eye on Facebook tomorrow as Setanta are featured as our #imageoftheweek![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45427″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

1st Class

Claire’s class are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the minute and started learning tinwhistle yesterday so are now able to play Hot Cross Buns. They also made autumn nature crowns last week following learning about autumn and going on an autumn scavenger hunt.


Ciara’s class participated in the Maths Trail and Active Maths Day as part of Maths Week. They are creating an Autumn atmosphere in the classroom and went on an Autumn Trail and collected lots of different objects that represent Autumn. They are also learning all about rhythm and beat by learning very catchy songs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475780129264{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

2nd Class

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3rd Class

Lorna’s class have been learning about the artist Pablo Picasso. They have been researching all about Picasso and have learned about his early years and development as an artist. They have examined and compared his different styles of painting from realistic to abstract, his rose and blue periods and finally cubism.

We have also been studying the importance of trees for the environment. The children looked at different species of Irish trees, their leaves and seeds. They have talked about the functions of parts of the tree and its lifecycle. The children painted beautiful Autumn trees showing the changes in colour that we see around us at this time of year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”45428″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1475781794776{padding-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

5th Class

5th class have been learning about minibeasts in science and how to classify them, and have been working on 2D shapes for maths week. They are coming to end of their GAA lessons with Larry and have been practicing Gaelic football skills with him since September. In science, we are beginning work on the function of teeth. Louise’s class have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and the ethos of our school, and Francis’ class have been learning about Howard Carter and making Egyptian catapults.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

6th Class

6th Class are starting to learn about lines and angles in Maths. They are also presenting their History projects on World War I and II this week. Aidan is doing some scratch with Jodie’s class today as part of Maths week. The Maths week volunteers from 6th class are helping set up active maths mornings all this week. Anne (Room 13) is taking a group (20 from 6th class) to an exhibition in Dun Laoghaire next week.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]