3rd Class

20/04/20
Hi everyone.

I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. If you have not done so yet, please try and log on to Google Classroom. I will be posting much of the work on this over the next few weeks on this. It is a great resource as I can communicate with the children directly, assign work, give feedback and the children can submit work directly to me.
If you have any trouble logging on please do not hesitate to contact me at mrsoconnell@stfrancisns.ie and I can assist you.

Kind regards
Mrs O Connell

Work 30/03/20 – 01/04/20
Dear Parents,
I hope everyone is doing well! Below is some work for this week. Again just to reiterate get as much or as little as you can. There is no pressure either way.
Some of the children have logged on successfully to Google Classroom which is great! There have been some issues with logging on especially with the Class Code. The children should be able to log in with just their usernames and passwords. Again if they have mislaid them, please e mail me mrsoconnell@stfrancisns.ie and I can help. It would be great to get as many of the children on as possible so I can communicate with them!
Again, best wishes to everyone during this time.
Stay safe and well
Kind regards
Mrs O Connell

Maths
• Continue with ‘’Work it Out’’ daily and corresponding ‘Fri Test’ at the back of the book.
• Cracking Maths: This week we would have been looking at ‘’2D Shapes’’. They should be very familiar with these. Ask them to name as many as they can think of to start off.
Follow the link to e book. P.g 150 Watch the video first by clicking on the video reel icon at the top of the page. Then they can write and draw the 2D shapes in their copy.
P.g 152 Tesselation: ‘’When shapes fit tougher perfectly’’ In their copies they can design and draw a carpet/blanket/design with a tessellating pattern. There are loads of ideas of this on the Twinkl website.
P.G 155 & 156 – Shape hunt in your home/garden. Draw into copies.

• Division: We have been learning this year about division being the reverse of multiplication. We have practised writing division sums different ways. In their copies they can complete p.g 157 1 (a – t)
• Topmarks.co.uk is another great website that they can practise their times tables. Please continue to revise tables whatever way you can. Calling them out along with division tables is a good way for them to grasp the concept – ‘’8×6= ?’’ after they answer ‘’OK 48 divided by 6 is?’’
https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-3rd-class-pupils-book

English
Spellings for the week:
Keep practising them every day. Ask your parents/brother/sister to ask you them or use look/say/cover/write/check
gang; hang; rang; sang;
camp; damp; lamp; stamp;
pork; port; porter; sport
gong; song; tongs; shoe
word; work; worm; world

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
We had been reading this novel in school. If you have a copy of this book at home the children can use it, if not I have attached a link below to the PDF version of the book online. We had reached Chapter 8 in the book but they can read back over the first chapters to revise.
Below are some activities based on new chapters.
Read Chapter 8 again in the below link. You can read the beginning again to revise the story so far. Answer the questions below in your copy or attach a Google Doc.

1: Why did Mr Bucket hold the newspaper close to his face?
2: Describe Violet Beauregarde using as much detail as possible? What do you think she looks like?
3: ”Despicable!” said Grandma Georgina. Why did she say this?
4: Who won the 4th Golden Ticket?
5: Do you think these children deserved to win these tickets? Give reasons for your answer.
6: What did Grandma Georgina say she was having for supper the following day?

Read Chapter 9 and 10

Using a dictionary find and write the definitions of these words from the chapters:
criticize
ferocious
rummaging
ancient
fumbled
luscious

Read Chapter 11 & 12

Write a diary entry pretending you are Charlie just after he found the ticket.
Write about how you are feeling.
Use the Twinkl for ideas on how to write your entry.
Write the entry in your copy
Useful words: shocked, unbelievable, surprised, mind-blown, ecstatic, excited,

http://jssisdubai.com/Document/Uploaded/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory.pdf

Gaeilge:
Read Am Don Leamh ‘’Froganna’’ p.g 34 and answer the questions A,B,C,D. To access you will need to register. When you open the tab click ‘’Register’’. Select ‘’teacher’’. Fill in username. For roll no use PRIM20.

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/amdonleamh-3/ebook/
Work 23/03/20 – 27/03/20

Dear Parents,

I hope you all are well during this strange and extraordinary time. Can you please let your children know how much I am missing them and looking forward to seeing them back in our classroom again very soon!
Below is some work that we had been working on in class. I totally understand that this is a difficult time for everyone so get done only what you can. I am available at mrsoconnell@stfrancisns.ie if you have any questions or need further assistance.

If you could source one copy / hardback the children can complete all their work in this. Or if the children have their early finishers/ morning activities copy home with them they can use this. Just ensure they put a title at the top of the page of what task they are doing. They are very familiar of doing this in class anyway.

Maths

• Continue with ‘’Work it Out’’ daily and corresponding ‘Fri Test’ at the back of the book.
• Cracking Maths: We had just started multiplying ‘bigger’ numbers before we left. E.g 22 x 7 = ? They were writing the sums vertically. The Chapter below in the link has a good explanation in the yellow boxes throughout. If they could do p.g 145 Q 2,3,4 and p.g 149 4,5,6,7,8.
https://www.gillexplore.ie/gill-explore-resources/cracking-maths-3rd-class-pupils-book
• We have also been learning about Symmetry. There are lots of worksheets available on Twinkl.ie that you could print off and the children can finish the patterns. Alternatively they can do a ‘house hunt’ and write down as many symmetrical objects as they can find. To really challenge them they could draw these objects in their copy and draw the line(s) of symmetry on them!
• Topmarks.co.uk is another great website that they can practise their times tables.

Gaeilge:

Read Am don Léamh- ‘’Cuireadh’’ pg 24 and answer questions A,B,C and D pg 25. We had prepared it in class so most children should be familiar with the story. To access this you will need to register. When you open the tab click ‘REGISTER’ . Select ‘teacher’. Fill in username. For roll no. use PRIM20.

(focloir.ie is a great online dictionary if needed)

https://www.folensonline.ie/home/library/programmes/amdonleamh-3/ebook/

English:
Spellings for the week. 4 per day?
• Write each word into a sentence OR write a short paragraph using the words.
beach, peach, reason, season
cheap, beneath, area, idea,
sort, short, copy, forty,
cord, lord, born, corn
corner, storm, lorry, sorry

• Grammar – Punctuation
Revise common punctuation – fullstops, commas, speech marks, question marks, exclamation marks etc.
‘’Over the Moon – Skills Book’’ p.g 5 – section D. Re-write passage including correct punctuation marks. (link below)
• Grammar – Verbs
‘’Over the Moon – Skills Book’’ p.g 37 – section C. Write sentences based on pictures including appropriate verbs.
https://content.yudu.com/web/1yssw/0A224cw/OTMSB3rdClass/html/index.html?origin=reader

Other links and ideas:
As most of you are aware there is a huge amount of free online resources across a range of subjects to help the children through this time. Lots of these links have been posted already on our school’s Facebook page. Twinkl is a great resource with a huge variety of powerpoints, activity sheets, crosswords, etc for the children to access.
Again, just to reiterate the safety and wellbeing of the children is the most important thing through all of this. Everyone circumstances are different so there is no pressure on any child to cover any/all of this.
I am available to help where needed on the e mail address above.
Keep safe everyone and hopefully see you soon.
Kind regards,
Mrs O’Connell

Fire Service Safety Talk; March 2020







Mon 24th February

Dear parents,

I hope you all had an enjoyable midterm break (apart from the weather). Just a quick update on this week’s homework. This week the children will work on a project based on The Vikings. We have been learning about the Vikings in school and as part of their homework this week, the children are asked to complete a project based on an area of the Vikings that interested them. Examples could range from:
Viking longships
Viking jewellery
Homes and houses
Famous battles
Myths and legends
Viking Gods.

The children can present their project what ever way they chose, however I do ask if they have already presented a piece of work on a Powerpoint presentation that they choose a different method this time i.e poster, booklet, model.
As the children will be working on this over the week there will be no other written homework this week i.e Dictation and Work it Out. Note: Reading both English and Gaeilge still to be done daily.

Projects will be due in by next Monday 2nd March but can be brought in anytime before that.

Kind Regards
Mrs O Connell

Irish Dancing!

Wed 29th January 2020
What a busy month we have had! The children had a great day celebrating Grandparents Day! Many thanks to everyone who came and made the day a huge success for the school! It was wonderful for the children to have an opportunity to ask questions, play games and spend time with each other. See below some photos of the day!
Feis Dhun Dealgain 2020
This year, the children in 3rd class are entering the Feis Dhun Dealgain. As a whole class we are taking part in the choral verse competition which will take place on Sunday 29th March afternoon.
As many of you are aware the children put on an excellent performance at the Christmas show this year and I feel have an excellent chance of doing very well at the Feis. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring them together as a class and strengthen their bond!
Your support in this is vital and having every child there maximises our chance of doing very well.
Each child is asked to take in 1 euro this week towards the entry fee.
Exact times will be confirmed closer to the time.

Many thanks
Mrs O’Connell!
Grandparent’s Day







Irish Dancing

19th December 2019
Dear Parents,
I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support since I returned this term. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and I look forward to next year with them!
This week we decorated our class Christmas tree with little messages of thankfulness and what we are grateful for. As you can see family, friends and their home came out on top!

Have a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas and we will see you all in the new year.

Mrs O’Connell 🙂

Monday 2nd December

Dear Parents
Just a quick update as we enter the last few weeks before the Christmas break!
Christmas Play:
As you are aware the Christmas show is scheduled for next Wed 11th December at 7pm. The children will be asked to wear a Christmas jumper/t-shirt/dress/Santa hat. They are bringing home the second verse of the Irish song they will be performing on the night. Please encourage them to sing/read the words for homework.

Project Homework
Well done to all the children who have brought in their projects on The Ancient Greeks. We are learning lots of very interesting facts about their chosen projects and the other children are thoroughly enjoying listening to them.
The children are to complete their next project based on their favourite author. We brainstormed some ideas in class today so they can start working on them at home. Next project is due Friday 13th December.

Many thanks
Mrs O’Connell

Mon 11th November.

Just a quick update on homework this week. Well done to all the children who completed their project on Birds last week. There were some fabulous projects that came in full of interesting facts. Please continue to encourage them to research and create their individual projects as they do get valuable learning by doing so.

This week in History we are learning all about the Ancient Greeks. With this in mind, the children are to do their project on anything related to Ancient Greece that interests them. This can cover anything from Greek Gods, Art, Sparta, Myths, Greek Heros/villans, buildings, etc. Whatever the children find interesting at school they can learn more about themselves. As I feel this is a larger project with more information and research I will give the children 2 weeks to complete this project. It is therefore due by Mon 25th November.
One website I find particularly good is www.scoilnet.ie as there are lots of child friendly resources on topics such as these. You can filter the class level and topics to suit your search.

We are also starting to learn about division this week in Maths. Please use this opportunity to explore division at home by way of sharing things equally. Share these grapes, berries, carrots, etc between these plates.

Many Thanks
Mrs O Connell

Monday 4th November

Dear Parents

I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to everyone and I look forward to working with the children over the coming school year. I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable midterm break. If you have any questions or queries over the course of the year please do not hesitate to drop me a note and I will get back to you asap.
Reminder that the TeamHope Shoebox Christmas Appeal deadline is this Friday 8th November.

This week the children are doing their homework project on Birds. We brainstormed birds today in class and each child picked their chosen bird. Over the next week the children will research and complete their project on their chosen bird.  The projects are due next Monday the 11th of Nov 2019. Criteria for the project can be found here:
Type of Bird
Description
Appearance/ Colours
Where it is from?
What does it eat?
Where does it lays it’s eggs?
Any other interesting facts?

We are also learning a short Gaeilge poem on Birds. Please recite every night.

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Kind regards
Mrs O’Connell

22nd October 2019 

Homework – 21st – 25th October 2019

Reading: the children will continue reading on their leveled readers each night and must get it signed.

Maths: For Maths homework the children will be given a day of their work it out for homework each night. If they are struggling with any part of it they can circle it and I will go through it with the whole class the next day.

Times tables: Practice 2X, 4X, 6X tables. Can be practiced on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Projects: 3rd Class projects this week are based on interviews with a family member/friend about Halloween. Today in class we have discussed the different peoples views and beliefs about Halloween. This week the children will research and complete their project on their chosen person.  The projects are due Thursday 24th of October 2019.

The children should be working on a small section of their project every night. They should be following this schedule:

DAY 1- Research- the children will brainstorm 5 different questions they would like to ask their chosen peropn about Halloween.

DAY 2- The children will discuss their questions with the person.

DAY 3- Start writing the answers they received to the questions.

DAY 4- Complete the visual project and rehearse presentation.

Drama- Practice the poem Reindeer for Christmas verses 1, 2 and 3

Gaeilge- Practice the Bia Folláin and Is Maith Liom poems

Thank you

Miss Monahan.

7th October 2019 

Homework – 7th – 11th October 2019

Reading: the children will continue reading on their leveled readers each night and must get it signed.

Maths: For Maths homework the children will be given a day of their work it out for homework each night. If they are struggling with any part of it they can circle it and I will go through it with the whole class the next day.

Times tables: Practice 2X, 4X, 6X tables. Can be practiced on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Projects: 3rd Class projects this week are based on people who changed the world for the better. Today in class we have discussed the different people both living and dead that have made a difference to our world for the better. Over the next week the children will research and complete their project on their chosen person.  The projects are due next Monday the 14th of October 2019. Criteria for the project can be found here:

 

The children should be working on a small section of their project every night. They should be following this schedule:

DAY 1- Research- the children will research different people who changed the world and decide who they would like to focus their project on.

DAY 2- The children will research information you have found and decide which key pieces of information you will use.

DAY 3- Start writing the information you have found on your A4 sheet and start drawing pictures.

DAY 4- Complete the visual project.

DAY 5 – Rehearse presentation.

Drama- Practice the poem Reindeer for Christmas verses 1, 2 and 3

Gaeilge- Practice the Bia Folláin and Is Maith Liom poems

Thank you

Miss Monahan.

 

30th September 2019 

Homework – 30th September- 4th October 2019

Reading: the children will continue reading on their leveled readers each night and must get it signed.

Maths: For Maths homework the children will be given a day of their work it out for homework each night. If they are struggling with any part of it they can circle it and I will go through it with the whole class the next day.

Times tables: Practice 4 x, 2X, 5X, 10X tables. Can be practiced on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Projects: 3rd Class projects this week are based on native Irish trees as national tree day is on October 5th. Today the children have been given a particular tree to research. The projects are due next Monday the 7th of October 2019. Criteria for the project can be found here:

Criteria for tree projects 2019

The children should be working on a small section of their project every night. They should be following this schedule:

DAY 1- Research- find information on their given tree.

DAY 2- Scan through the information you have found from day 1 and decided which key pieces of information you will use.

DAY 3- Start writing the information you have found on your A4 sheet and start drawing pictures.

DAY 4- Complete the visual project.

DAY 5 – Rehearse presentation.

Drama- Practice the poem Flicking off the filthy flecks.

Gaeilge- Practice the Bia Folláin poem

Thank you

Miss Monahan

 

23rd September 2019

Homework – 23rd- 27th September 2019

Reading: the children will continue reading on their leveled readers each night and must get it signed.

Maths: For Maths homework the children can play either of these Maths games each night. We went through them in class so the children know how they work. Both of these games focus on practicing addition. The children should spend no longer than 10 minutes playing one of the games each night. Links for the games are below:

https://primarygames.co.uk/pg2/powerlines/powerlines1.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11

Times tables: Practice 4 x tables. Can be practiced on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Projects: 3rd Class projects this week are based on animals. Today the children have chosen the animal they would like to research. The projects are due next Monday the 30th of September. Criteria for the project can be found here:

Criteria for animal projects 2019

The children should be working on a small section of their project every night. They should be following this schedule:

DAY 1- Research- find information on their given animal.

DAY 2- Scan through the information you have found from day 1 and decided which key pieces of information you will use.

DAY 3- Start writing the information you have found on your A4 sheet and start drawing pictures.

DAY 4- Complete the visual project.

DAY 5 – Rehearse presentation.

Drama- Practice the poem Flicking off the filthy flecks.

Gaeilge- Spend 10- 15 minutes watching an episode of their choice from the Cúla 4 website linked below once or twice each week to help improve the pupils level of Gaeilge.

https://www.cula4.com/ga/clair/

Spellings- this week the pupils will be given 2 spellings each night to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write and check method. They will then choose 1 of the 2 spellings to put  it into a sentence.

Thank you

Miss Monahan

18th September 2019

There are some amendments to the homework for this week below.

Gaeilge: as the children are currently not doing any written Gaeilge homework we would like them to spend 10- 15 minutes watching an episode of their choice from the Cúla 4 website linked below.

https://www.cula4.com/ga/clair/

Projects: After further discussion with parents and staff the projects will now not be due into class until next Monday the 23rd of September 2019 and the pupils will receive feedback on their project throughout the week in their homework diaries.

17th September 2019 

Third class have been very busy learning about the Stone Age in History over the last 2 weeks and today they created their very own Stone Age houses by paper weaving.

16th September 2019

Homework – 16th – 20th September 2019

Reading: the children will continue reading on their leveled readers each night and must get it signed.

Maths: For Maths homework the children can play either of these Maths games each night. We went through them in class so the children know how they work. Both of these games focus on practicing addition. The children should spend no longer than 15 minutes playing one of the games each night. Links for the games are below:

https://primarygames.co.uk/pg2/powerlines/powerlines1.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11

Times tables: Practice 2X, 5X and 10X tables. Can be practiced on: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Projects: 3rd Class projects this week are based on the capital cities of countries around the world. Today the children have chosen the city they would like to research. The projects are due this Friday the 20th of September. Criteria for the project can be found here: Criteria for capital cities projects 2019 

The children should be working on a small section of their project every night. They should be following this schedule:

DAY 1- Research- find information on their given capital city.

DAY 2- Scan through the information you have found from day 1 and decided which key pieces of information you will use.

DAY 3- Start writing the information you have found on your A4 sheet and start drawing pictures.

DAY 4- Complete the visual project and rehearse presentation.

Drama- Practice the poem Flicking off the filthy flecks.

 

Thank you

Miss Monahan

 

13th of September 2019

This week 3rd class were very busy learning all about the food pyramid and healthy eating. The pupils created their own food pyramid by cutting out different foods from magazines and they decided where to place them on their food pyramid.

12th of September 2019

Today the pupils in 3rd class learned about the artist Paul Klee. They examined various paintings by Paul Klee and finally recreated their own version of his famous painting The Red Balloon.

5th Of September 2019

Third class have started off the year celebrating diversity in their class.  We talked about how every single person in our class is unique and each pupil brings something very important to the class. This also tied in with our S.P.H.E. topic of friendship.

This page will be updated regularly and will contain important information regarding events in our classroom. Please keep an eye on it for any updates. We are a green school and to save paper we use this page to update parents rather than sending home notes all the time.

Third class is being taught by Miss Monahan until the October mid-term break.  In November, Mrs O’Connell will be back from Maternity Leave and she will take the class for the rest of the year.

Thank you all very much for your co-operation.

Mrs O’Connell / Miss Monahan
Class Teachers – 3rd Class

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