Take a look below at what some of our class have been getting up to!
We miss everyone, but we are so delighted to be able to stay connected with one another. Most of our work is now on Seesaw, but we are still receiving some items to share here on our website.
Take a look below at what some of our class have been getting up to!
Some of our class have send in a message which they would like to share with their classmates. You can read them below!
Oh my goodness - check this out! Zoe decided to spend some time creating this amazing poster, as a reminder of her time in 3rd class. She included the names of everyone in our class and coloured it so beautifully. Well done, Zoe - this is just fantastic and a really special thing to have!
A message from Maja:
A message from Aidan:
Thanks to Zoe for sending this lovely message to her class:
Lucas created this project during the week - great creativity here! Well done, Lucas!
Aidan created this wonderful art project - he created an entire town! Well done, Aidan!
As part of our work on persuasive writing, we are learning how to write a speech. Take a look at this speech by Daniel, where he is trying to convince us that the class should get a day off school work! He states his opinion clearly, gives excellent reasons and examples, finishing off by clearly giving his opinion once again. Well done, Daniel!
This week we are learning about advertisements in English. We are creating our own advertisements, for a product of our choice. Check out this one which Ava made, advertising Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch.. it is very persuasive!
This week, we are learning about persuasive writing. We are starting by practicing how to write a persuasive text and the main parts that should be included. Take a look at Borys' example below. Great job, Borys!
Check out this grammar work... in such beautiful handwriting!
Declan has written a book this week - we can't wait to read it! He has also created an eyeball...how cool!
It is fantastic to hear that lots of children are reading at home. Well done to Borys for sending in this wonderful book review based on the book 'Moominsummer Madness'.
We were learning about Sikhism this week, as part of Learn Together. Ava drew a picture of a Gurdwara, which also has the symbol of Sikhism at the front.
Thanks to Maja for sending in this beautiful flower, to help put a smile on our faces!
Check out these great book reviews by Lucas and Ava! Great recommendations - thank you!
We have been learning about Planet Earth in Space this week - check out Ava's depiction of our solar system. Well done, Ava - it's super!
Take a look at these great examples of procedural writing by Apurva, Aidan and Dhruv!
Check out these Internet Safety posters, created by two of our classmates. Remember, if you see something online which you don't like or doesn't seem appropriate... STOP-BLOCK-TELL!
Check out this example of the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' strategy for learning spellings. Such beautiful handwriting too!
Take a look at this wonderful project by Zoe, all about lions! Well done!
Well done on learning this super poem!
It has certainly been a busy couple of months as we have settled into our new school and new classroom. Here is a brief update of what we have been getting up to in Third Class!
English: As part of our work in English, we have been learning about Procedural Writing. We looked at examples of procedural writing, we worked in pairs to create a procedure... before working on a procedure independently.
Maths: Our Maths work in the month of February has included lots of practice of our multiplication and division tables, as we are learning these for the first time. We have also been learning about Fractions and Chance.
S.E.S.E. - At the moment, we are learning about The Stone Age in History. At the beginning of the topic, we told Orla what we would like to learn about the Stone Age, so we are working our way through all of that! In Science, we are learning about the Peacock and based some artwork around this.
P.E. - Our P.E. strand for the month of February was Gymnastics. We practice the forward roll, we attempted a handstand (with the help of the wall!!) and we practiced our balancing and landing.
The Daily Mile: This month, we have begun The Daily Mile - a whole-school initiative, with the aim of enabling us to run more. We do it 3-4 times per week and we can already see improvements in our stamina!
As our date to move to our beautiful new school inches ever closer, we have been doing some work to prepare for the move. Caitríona sent around the drawings of our new school, so we could find our new classroom and become familiar with the layout of the building.
During Art class, we used clay to create our own small version of our current school building. This building is where we have spent 4 and a half years of our time in primary school, so we wanted something to remember it by! Take a look at some of our creations!
Last week, we went for a walk to take a look at our new building!
We have been busy in P.E. over the last two months. During the month of October, we were learning about Games - mainly focusing on developing our football, basketball and hockey skills. In November, we were learning about Athletics - running, jumping and throwing. Check out some action shots from our lessons!
During the months of October and November, we have been learning a little about the geography of Ireland.
We learned about the four provinces, identifying the counties in each. We have also been learning about some of the rivers, focusing on those which flow through the main cities in Ireland. We used our atlases to help us with our work and also played some great games on the school iPads and chromebooks.
You can try the rivers game here and the counties game here!
In September, we have been doing drawing as part of the Visual Arts curriculum. Last week, we tried drawing some of our classmates in various poses.
Check out the poses and some of our drawings!
Pose number 1:
Pose number 2:
Pose number 3:
Pose number 4:
We have been learning lots about the environment over the past couple of weeks. Yesterday, we joined the rest of our school and millions of children worldwide, when we went on strike for climate change. Check out some of our photos from the strike.
We came up with some ideas which can make a small difference:
- Walk more
- Use bikes & public transport
- Get more electric cars
- Plant more trees
- Give money to charities to help the environment
- Use less electricity
- Recycle as much as we can
- Re-use old things instead of dumping them
We also had some ideas which we would love the government to hear:
- Give farmers money to plant trees instead of having lots of cows
- Make better public transport so people can stop using their cars
- Get more boats instead of airplanes, to reduce emissions
- Make electric cars cheaper so everyone can have them
- Ban plastic from shops
The boys and girls in 1st class have been working hard since our trip to Dublin Zoo to create a mini zoo of their own at home. The effort they put in was tremendous! Each child researched their chosen animal and recreated a zoo enclosure for this animal. We had an open day in our zoo and all the classes visited. Everyone was very excited to learn about the different animals. We are incredibly proud of the work put into this project and each child should be proud of thier achievement!
Sports Day is happening this Friday! This year, the children in each class will partcipate in team events. The teams have been split as below and it would be great if the children could wear a t-shirt or jumper of their team colour on the day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the day in their team colours!
Thank you :)
Both First Classes enjoyed a wonderful School Tour to Dublin Zoo this term. We saw a lot of exotic animals and had a guided tour of the African Plains! All the boys and girls in First Class really enjoyed this trip and we were very proud of how they represented our school. Here are some of our pictures.