Third class worked very hard this term!
We went on our class tour to the AIT in Athlone . We had loads of fun!
We worked very hard this term! Happy Easter everyone!
We have been very busy this term in 3rd Class! We have completed projects on two different countries. Firstly we got to work in groups to create a project on Egypt. We learnt about the pyramids, pharaohs and the River Nile. We then got to present our projects in front of the class. We had great fun doing this!
After that we learnt all about Britain and the countries that make up Britain. We looked at Britain in terms of its food, weather, money, Brexit, famous landmarks and The Royal Family. We then completed individual projects at home on Britain and presented them to the class. Everyone’s project was amazing and great effort was put in. Well done everyone!
We learnt about symmetry in maths and integrated it with our art. We took photos of ourselves and we had to draw the other half of our faces. We had to ensure we used the conventions of symmetry. Take a look at our brilliant symmetrical masterpieces!
We learnt all about the importance of the rainforest in Geography and its animals, plants and tribes. We drew toucans in art!
Bhí seachtain na gaeilge ar siúl fresisin. Bhí gaeilgeoir an lae gach lá. Bhí ceilí ar siúl. Bhíomar ag damhsa freisin ‘ The Siege of Ennis’ agus ‘ ‘The German Clap Dance’.
We have now completed our second novel in our guided reading groups. We thoroughly enjoyed reading Billionaire Boy, Matilda, A Medal for Leroy and Red Eyes at Night. We definitely would recommend these books for students in our age range. For oral language we are engaging in debates. We have completed walking debates and have thoroughly enjoyed giving our opinions on statements. Our aim is to convince teacher that our point of view is the correct one!
We had World Book Day this term too! We did lots of lovely activities. We designed our doors based on our novels – Matilda and Billionaire Boy!
In History we are learning all about the Normans and the castles that they built. We created an art project on the Normans. Our brief was to design a motte and bailey using recyclable products. Take a look at our amazing projects!
For lent, Ms. Dowling’s Class decided to raise money for Charity. We raised €61.29 for Trócaire and €54.00 for Amnesty International. That was an amazing €115.29 raised for charity this year! We engaged in Amnesty International’s Friendship week and have learnt the importance of being nice to everyone.
We have completed the Stay Safe Programme for 3rd Class this term too. We learnt all about staying safe, feelings, bullying, cyberbullying, touches, secrets and strangers.
We created Easter nests for the highly anticipated Easter Bunny that will be soon arriving! Cáisc Shona duit!
3rd Class have been very busy this term. At the moment we are very busy reading our books for the MS Readathon. We are trying to raise as much money as we can for people with MS.
We also had Maths week this term too. We got to do lots of fun, enjoyable maths activities. Mr O’ Leocháin and Mrs Mc Cullagh came in to our classrooms and did a Maths hour with us. We had to solve lots of challenging maths problems. We went on a maths trail around the school playground too. At home we created some Maths Eyes projects. We presented them to the class and everyone had to use their Maths eyes to solve the problems. We had lots of Times Tables champions too as we are working very hard on our tables this term.
We have been doing lots of beautiful art projects too. We have created our own Self-Portrait silhouettes and bubble name art. We created dancing skeletons using cotton buds as well as spooky haunted house silhouettes, to name but a few!
We are also doing football every week with our coach Marie. Here we get to practice our gaelic skills such as hand-passing and kicking. We have great fun every Thursday!
We have been busy learning about the human body particularly the skeleton and its bones. We now know all about the Stone and Bronze Age too in History as well as farming methods in the past.We are looking forward to next terms topics already. Happy Halloween 3rd Class!
Enjoy the slideshow of our work this term!
Spring 3rd Class
3rd class enjoyed a trip to the Aquarium in Galway as part of the Discovery Primary Science Project. We got to learn about many wonderful sea creatures and we even got to hold some too! We got the opportunity to work like real life scientists by dissecting squids and studying its anatomy. It was a real fun, educational trip!
This term we got the opportunity to learn all about Britain. We created projects in groups of four and five on Great Britain. We used many different resources to help us including the internet, history books, encyclopaedias, prior knowledge and experiences as well as the library. We presented our projects orally to the class- we had great fun!
We engaged in lots of different art also from Winter Olympics Gold Medals to Easter Clay nests and baskets.
Rinneamar go leor dramaí agus amhrannaí i rith seachtain na gaeilge. Bhí ‘gaeilgeoir an lae’ gach lá freisin.
We learnt all about decimals, fractions and area this term.
3rd class had a very busy December preparing for our Christmas Concert, ‘Ralph the Reindeer’. We performed two amhrainní as gaeilge – Oíche Ciúin agus Bualadh Bos. We then treated the audience to a tin whistle recital of Jingle Bells. Next came the production of Ralph the Reindeer with everyone in 3rd class playing important roles – narrators, reindeers, elves, Santa Claus, Rudolph and of course Raplh the Reindeer. We has great fun preparing for the concert and it was a great success!
We also engaged in lots of Christmas art. We used the skill of drawing to create a rudolph picture. We designed our own Christmas jumpers and created festive Christmas Cards.
November/ December 2016
On wet days we have to stay in our classroom at breaktime – but we have fun playing games !
During science week we learned about insulators and conductors. We carried out 2 experiments to find out which materials were the best conductors of heat.
We learned that metal was a good conductor of heat.
We also learned that cotton wool was a good insulator.
September / October 2016
3rd Class Maths Week
We had a very enjoyable Maths Week in 3rd class.
We used our Maths Eyes to think of Mathematical questions that could be asked when looking at a playground.
We had to use our estimation skills to figure out how many marbles were in the glass jar.
Mrs. McCullagh came into our class for stations.
3rd class also enjoyed solving problem of the day.
We went on Maths Trail around the school yard and we saw all off how Maths is all around us. We used the i-pads to take pictures of the answers.
We used lots of different skills during the Maths trail.
We have been working very hard in 3rd class this term.
We have been learning about the Great Famine in History.
In Art we studied the works of Andy Warhol and painted our pictures using the pop art technique.