The boys and girls in Seomra Aengus worked extremely hard on creating their very own ‘Winter Village’. Using recyclable materials, the boys and girls constructed their own unique buildings and used the ‘paper mache’ technique to ‘cement’ their work before using paint, glitter and styrofoam to finish their buildings....
We have settled back into school well by now. We have been working hard this month. Our overall theme has been transport. We have learned poems about race cars, done art to do with transport, learned about transport in the past and predicted what it may be like in the future and much more to do with transport. In science we learned about simple machines, levers and wheels and axle’s. We even made waving hands to practice using levers using card and split pins only. In art we made race cars, using clothes pegs and pipe cleaners and buttons to make wheels and axles. In maths this week we are collecting data and representing this data on bar charts. We are looking forward to starting multiplication next week also. There are lots of new topics to be learned in 3rd class maths. Since September we have been practising recount writing and last week we practised writing diary entries. Some of these diary entries were quite funny and made us laugh. Last Friday our house (Epic Elephants) won the star and Mr Byrne announced that our class and Ms Kavanagh’s class won the most points and helped our house to win the star. We got so many points by working as a team, respecting others, walking quietly around the school, lining up quickly, quietly and in a straight line and by working hard in class. Lots of senior class teachers gave us points and Mr Scully even gave us a point for walking quietly out of assembly. As a result of us earning so many points we got to have...
So far, it has been a very busy few weeks in 3rd class Seomra Setanta. We have been learning many new and interesting things. In English, we learned all about ‘recount writing’ and we had some opportunities to write our own recounts and read them aloud to the rest of the class. Many of us wrote about the exciting things we did on our summer holidays. One student travelled all the way to New York City! How exciting! We went on a nature walk with the other two third class groups and gathered some beautiful autumn leaves. Back in the classroom, we looked at the various colours on our leaves, drew them and mixed paints to achieve the correct colours before painting on our drawings. We have these leaves stuck up on our window and our classroom looks very beautiful as a result! In Science, we investigated fingerprints. This was so much fun! We explored our own prints using pencils and sellotape. By rubbing our fingers on pencil and then sticking tape onto our fingers, we could see quite clearly the different shapes of each of our fingerprints when we removed the sellotape and stuck it down to white paper. All of our fingerprints are now stuck up on our classroom door. It looks great! Overall, we’ve had so much fun in 3rd class Seomra Setanta and we are excited about the rest of the academic...
At this weeks assembly, the focus was on ‘Getting Along’. This term are focusing on the YCDI foundation of ‘Getting Along’, which is a great foundation to start with in the new year! Examples of some of the ways we Get Along here in Scoil Ghráinne are, playing well with friends, taking turns, listening to others, sharing things and helping our classmates. It is also very important that we use gentle hands, gentle feet and kind words. The assembly performances were by Miss Tuite’s junior infant class and Ms Mc Guire’s 3rd class. Miss Tuite’s class performed the song ‘I’m Going on a Bear Hunt’, while Ms McGuire’s class sang the Bruno Mars song ‘You Can Count On Me’. Both classes did fantastic and showed great ‘Getting Along’ skills. We also said good bye to our current captains and vice captains. They have done a fantastic job over the last couple of week and are going to spend the next week training in our new captains and vice captains. We will miss you!!...
So far, this year has been a very interesting time for 3rd class Seomra Setanta. Since September, we’ve looked at some really exciting topics such as transport, sound and our local environment. For transport, we made our very own toy cars as well as mapping a route from our houses to our school. We studied various forms of transport and we even decided to call our table groups by various transport names, one group being called ‘The Submarines’! We particularly enjoyed learning about Salvador Dali and surrealism last week. We created our very own surrealist drawings which was so much fun! We are really excited about all the other interesting topics we are going to learn about this coming academic...
During October we were learning all about transport. We looked at photographs of cars and trains from long ago and saw how they developed and improved over the years. We really enjoyed researching different forms of transport and created projects showing their development. We also conducted interviews with our parents and grandparents and learned what transport systems were like and how they travelled to school when they were our age. In Art, we made our own toy cars and roads for them to drive on. That’s all for now from Seomra Iseult! Slán!...
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