Category Archives: 3rd Class

November in Katie’s Third Class

November was a very busy month for Katie’s third class. Not only did we have our usual science lessons, we also took part in science week. We completed many experiments (e.g. the balloon experiment which demonstrated that anything that moves uses energy), tried to use as little energy as we possibly could in our school and created posters for new inventions that would only use renewable energy. We also made telephones from cups and strings to investigate how sound travels.

  

  

Diwali was a theme we explored in Learn Together this month. The children learned about the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’ and created beautiful clay pots and carved Rangoli symbols on them.

  

Fractions was an area explored in maths this month. Everyone created fraction paper plates to show halves, quarters and eighths. The children showed equivalent fractions using their paper plates and their fraction wall.

  

We learned about the Celts and the Iron Age in history. The boys and girls created fantastic still images and improvisation scenes to depict Celtic life in Ireland long ago.

  

November in Róisín’s Third Class

Róisín’s 3rd class have been very busy this November! This month we have been practising narrative writing and are in the process of publishing our very own book!

We started Léim sa Litríocht this month which is really helping improve our reading as Gaeilge.

 

This month we learned a lot about the life of the artist Vincent van Gogh. We created still life drawings of natural and manufactured objects which we really enjoyed. We also painted Vincent van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Crows.

 

We had lots of fun during Science Week this month. Some of us brought in our own experiments from home which were really interesting. We made lava lamps using plastic bottles, food colouring, sunflower oil and an alka-seltzer tablet!

 

We became the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell this month and investigated if sound can travel through string. IT DOES!

 

Winter Performances

Winter performances are listed below. Please note siblings within the school cannot attend at these times as they are in their lessons. We aim to host an in school performance for all children to perform for other classes and allow their brothers, sisters and friends to see their shows.

Thurs 13th Dec      8.40-9.40am  Junior Infants & Evergreen  (David, Fiona & Louise)

Fri 14th Dec           8.40-9.40am   Senior Infants                         (Robert & Katy Murray)

Fri 14th Dec           1-1.55pm            2nd class                                  (Emily & Donna)

Tues 18th Dec       8.40-9.40am      5th & 6th Class                     (Michael, Síofra & Clara)

Tues 18th Dec       1-1.55pm              4th class                                  (Sally & Emma)

Thurs 20th Dec     8.40-9.40am      3rd class                               (Róisín & Katy Kavanagh)

Thurs 20th Dec      1-1.55pm             1st Class                                  (Deirdre & Marcella)

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October in Katie’s Third Class

October was a very busy month for Katie’s third class. The boys and girls learned basic sewing skills – how to sew on a button, the running stitch and the back-stitch. They created beautiful pictures to display their newfound talents!

  

Our class took part in Maths Week this month. Everyone completed morning maths teasers, maths trails, maths eyes posters and investigated where maths is seen in everyday life!

  

  

Our history class took us to Mexico where we learned all about Dia de los Muertos, a festival which is celebrated in Mexico and in many other countries around the world. The recent movie Coco, that many of the class had seen, was based on this exciting festival. We all created our own collage to depict the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego.

   

 

September in Katie’s Third Class

September was a busy month for Katie’s new third class boys and girls! To begin the school year everyone decorated a balloon with their name, ready to start our new adventure in third class. The children then created wonderful portraits of each other. They also learned about Pablo Picasso and created self-portraits in Picasso’s cubist style.

  

The Royal County was the highlight of our geography lessons. We learned all about the rivers, famous landmarks and hills in Co. Meath. Everyone made a fact file to show what they had learned.

Science was a lot of fun this month. We completed experiments to investigate the conditions necessary for plant growth.

  

We also learned about the heart and took part in an experiment to see just how hard the heart works in a minute! We discovered that no one in our class could work quite as hard as the heart!