3rd Class - Room 10

A Jam-Packed End to Third Class!

 

We really enjoyed Active Schools Week in Room 10! The boys enjoyed loads of different events to promote health and fitness across the school. From Sports Day and Novelty Races to our 3rd Class Blitz, the boys were constantly on the move showing everyone how much fun exercise can be. To wrap it up, we were treated to ice-cream which was a wonderfully sweet way to end the festivities!

 

We were so lucky to have Ben and Emily in our class from the Quavers to Quadratics programme. This programme took the boys on a musical journey where they explored the fascinating world of sound. They had the opportunity to play different instruments and even created their own! This hands-on experience not only taught them about the science of sound but also allowed them to express their creativity in new and exciting ways.

 

After reading the heart-warming novel, “The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark,” we put our critical thinking and writing skills to the test by crafting detailed book reports.

 

Art lessons this term featured many exciting projects, from drawing and painting to print, we explored many different mediums including creating tin foil print flowers. The boys used washable markers on tin foil to make designs, sprayed them with water and printed them on to their flower drawings resulting in beautiful and unique designs.

 

As we approach the end of the year, we are looking forward to more fun-filled activities, including our big trip to Funtasia, a perfect way to reward the boys for their hard work and dedication!

 

Third Class are keeping busy!

Here’s a glimpse into what we have been up to so far in Term 2:

We have been drawing inspiration from the works of renowned artist Paul Klee. We delved into Klee’s unique style and techniques, unleashing our own creativity in the process.

In our Gaeilge lessons, the boys got the opportunity to create their own delicious menus as Gaeilge using the iPads and the online dictionary, focloir.ie.

Friendship is a cornerstone of our classroom community, and our recent “Friendship Fitness” seminar provided the boys with the opportunity to explore the qualities that friendships are built upon: forgiveness, respect, active listening, kindness and trust.

Ensuring our pupils’ safety in the digital age is paramount, which is why we were delighted to have a workshop from Zeeko focused on online safety. The boys engaged extremely well and shared insightful opinions and asked thoughtful questions.

In Literacy, the boys have been sharpening their writing skills by crafting procedural writing pieces. From recipes to instructional guides, they have learned to communicate clearly and effectively.

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the boys have been channelling their artistic talents to create vibrant and expressive Valentine’s art inspired by the works of Wassily Kandinsky. These colourful masterpieces are a testament to their creativity and imagination.

 

Before heading into the midterm break, they had the delicious opportunity to earn pancakes on Pancake Tuesday as a well-deserved reward for their hard work which I am sure is bound to continue as we progress through the term and the rest of the year.Here’s a glimpse into what we have been up to so far in Term 2:

 

 

 

Tús maith leath na hoibre….A good start is half the work

Settling into third class has been a vibrant and exciting journey so far for all of us in Room 10. Here are some of our highlights so far:

In Art, we have delved into the fascinating world of colour theory and studied the colour wheel. History took us back in time to the Stone Age, where we channeled our inner cavemen and crafted captivating cave paintings. In Gaeilge, we crafted wonderful essays about “Me Féin”. In SPHE, our focus on our “Attitude of Gratitude” helped us to think about all the wonderful things and people we are lucky to have in our lives. Finally, our minds have sharpened as we embarked on the strategic adventure of learning chess with Ms. Egan.

We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store in Room 10!