Math Week

For math week we completed many STEM experiments and activities including coding on the tablets, making parachutes, building bridges and making a volcano. We also played lots of math games too! ūüėÄūüėÄ

Scoil

An ______ é? 

Is ______é /  ní _____ é?

We did some pair work (obair beirte) to revise asking questions and new vocab in our Gaeilge lesson. Bhí an spórt agus  spraoi againn! 

Get Epic

 

We’ve been enjoying using our tablets to read and listen to stories online this week. It was very relaxing and we hope to continue this at home too.

Becoming Michelangelo 

Catching up on a lesson we missed due unforeseen circumstances!

We resonated with the great artist painting the Sistine Chapel by getting under our tables and drawing on paper  on the underside. 

It was an enlightening experience and produced some interesting disection and talk and discussion afterward, as well as some interesting drawings!!

Australia

We’ve begun learning about Australia. We’ve been discussing what we know already, discovering new facts through reading from our books, watching videos about places like Ayers Rock, didgeridoo playing and koalas, as well as discovering what Aboriginal art looks like. We also listened to Waltzing Matilda and discussed the Australian terms in the lyrics.¬†

Today we tried our hand at Aboriginal art which uses a pointillism technique. We used our finger tips and other instruments to create the dots. We discussed warm and cool colours before beginning and how we could use these to make our designs pop.

Hurling with Marty

Research on the Tablets

We can’t believe we’ve almost a month done already, the time has just flown by!¬†

We are also so delighted with the new whiteboard, it makes our learning so much clearer!!

We’ve really got stuck into the challenge of 3rd class and the senior end of the school by undertaking report writing based on Irish folktale creatures.¬†

We worked in pairs, groups and individually in our pods. 

An Fómhar

We’ve begun learning about Autumn in our Irish lessons. It’s beginning to really feel like it outside now too!

Sign language with Danny 

Danny came into 3rd class this week and taught us the sign language alphabet as well as various words. Thank you so much!

Drámaíocht i Rang A Trí

Luch ar Scoil!

 

Our First Week Back

Playing together again in our pods in class and our zone outside! What a great first week!

Some of Our New 3rd Class Superheroes

Welcome to 3rd class 2020-2021!

It’s so good to be back!

Reading Week

For reading week we’ve taken part with DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), online reading with GetEpic, making bookmarks, colouring competitions for our favourite book covers, writing stories, retelling well know fairy tales, made our own books on BookCreator,¬† and reading with Junior Infants!

Handball with Manus

Parachute Testing

Today for our stem activity we attempted creating parachutes for our figurines. We used plastic, string and tape to create our flying contraptions! 

Izak9

As part of STEM Week we took part in several tasks using Izak9 cubes!

Dr√°ma i Gaeilge

Bh√≠ an spraoi againn as cheacht Gaeilge inni√ļ.¬†¬†

Sign Language

Danny our amazing caretaker has been teaching us sign language. We now know the alphabet, a few different animals, and some other every day important words. 

Length

3rd completed many fun activities while learning about length. They used various implements, travelled all around the claasroom and school and recorded their results. 

Hot Chocolate 

Third Class were treated to hot chocolate, chocolate chips, marshmallows and whipped cream for all their hard work in the past few weeks preparing for the play. It was delicious!

 

Circuits

Third Class learned all about electricity,  where it comes from, how it is made and used. The dangerous of electricity in our homes and in our world. We then created our own circuits using batteries, wires, crocodile clips, buzzers, bulbs and spinners! 

 

 

Knitting

Last week we began knitting.  We have begun learning how to knit with the help of M&s Connaughton,  Liz and some of the 6th Class girls! 

Carving Pumpkins

We enjoyed the last day of term by having a disco and carving pumpkins!