3rd Class

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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