3rd class had a very
busy December preparing for our Christmas Concert ‘Ralph the Reindeer’. We performed Ciúin. We then treated the audience to a tin
whistle recital of Jingle Bells. We also recited the poem ‘Twas the night before
Christmas.’ 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 learnt a lot of Christmas songs
for the play too. We has great fun preparing for the concert and it was a great
We also engaged in lots of
Christmas art. We used the skill of drawing to create a rudolph picture. We
created snowflake art,a christmas scene and of course some Christmas cards.
We have been busy learning about
games and pastimes in the past, The Wooden Horse of Troy, the sun,
communications and Ireland and its natural features in SESE.
on the arrival of baby Jesus during advent. We made advent promises and
designed our own advent wreaths
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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