This week, we have been learning about light and the sun in science. As part of this, we decided to examine our shadows outside and draw them using chalk. We had to postpone the activity a number of times due to the lack of sun! However, we finally got to go out to the yard on Monday to do it. It was interesting to see how our shadows were so long in the low winter sun. Check out the photos below!
Welcome to Third Class!
I've had a couple of queries about homework so I will clarify!
First, all children should receive a new reader every Monday. I will collect these readers every Friday.
Secondly, the children will receive a spellings list each Monday (SP). They should learn these through the week, in advance of their spelling test on Friday. There usually will be a written activity related to the spellings to complete each day.
Thirdly, the children will complete one day of Mental Maths (M.M.) each day. This is the sheet with Monday and Tuesday on one side, and Wednesday and Thursday on the other.
Lastly, the children will also complete one day of Table Champions (T.C.) each day. At the moment, they are doing revision of sums they already know, but we will be moving on to multiplication over the coming weeks. These sums will be checked during the test on Friday also.
All homework is collected on Friday.
Please note, our PE days are Monday and Wednesday, though this is subject to change.
Please let me know if you have any other queries!
We were so lucky to have Caitríona come in to speak to us on the wonder of new life! We have learned so much about how to take care of a baby and loads of interesting facts about them!
We have now finished our badminton training, with thanks to Badminton Ireland. If you feel like you have enjoyed this racket sport, why not practice a bit more at home?!
We have just began our martial arts classes, which now run on Mondays for 7 more weeks! Please wear appropriate active clothes and shoes on Mondays! Please remember our swimming starts soon so check your emails to ensure you have everything needed to participate in advance!
Hi everyone! It's STEM Week this week!
Do you know what STEM stands for? Science, technology, engineering and maths!
We were tasked with building the strongest bridge possible by the STEM team!
How do you think we did?
It was great fun constructing these bridges, and thinking of how we could increase strength using triangles, different materials and adding layers.
In history, we have been learning about when our grandparents were young!
What a fantastic area to be learning about. We firstly explored the 1960's, clothes, music and electronics.
We learned about the games that would have been played in schools in our grandparent's time. Can you remember what these were class?
We finished off by learning a classic card game called 31! The rules are very simple, and it also helps us with our addition!
I just wanted to thank everyone for preparing so well for our class performances. They were excellent, and I hope you enjoyed brainstorming and researching all of our songs, dances and poems. It was great, I felt, to experience this home learning and I know a lot of work went into it.
So thank you, and hopefully we can plan some more home learning projects in the future!
We have been learning about halves and quarters this term in maths. To link this with some other subjects, we have looked at symmetry in art! Take a look at our sketches!
Long time no post, I'm sorry but there was confusion with GDPR and our class camera syncing with the class laptop!
This week we have begun to learn about internet safety! It is a topic that is becoming more and more important in our daily lives. We hope to learn basic skills to keep ourselves and our personal information safe when using the internet.
We have brainstormed all the things we can do on the internet! Please have a look and see if we have left anything out.
After making the list, we discussed which were positive and negative used of the internet. This is a harder conversation than you might think!
It would be great to revise these at home and maybe tease them out further!
https://www.webwise.ie/ is a fantastic resource for home learning regarding safe internet and smartphone use, especially for children as they get older.
It is so exciting to have such inspirational role-models come into our school! We would like to thank Olwyn Carey for coming into our school with the Brendan Martin cup! This is a big deal! The biggest prize in Gaelic football!
Olwyn has a great story. She picked up team sports late in her childhood, at 12 years old and has still reached the top!
Before picking up Gaelic Football she participated in dancing classes. She believes the best part of playing football is the friendships she has made and keeps making!
PLEASE take up a team sport! There is so much to gain! Like Olwyn, maybe you will come back to school after winning something of note in your field too!