Third Class

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Teacher: Mrs. Meade

Christmas Show 2022

After two years of a hiatus, we were delighted to be able to bring back Kilcornan National School's annual Christmas show. Pupils from Junior Infants to Second Class put on a nativity based musical called 'Whoops A Daisy Angel', while pupils from Third to Sixth Class performed a selection of Christmas songs and songs from their upcoming Peace Proms performance. We are incredibly proud of all the pupils!

Thank you to the staff for their hard work in ensuring the pupils were extremely well prepared for the shows. Thank you to the Parents' Council for organising the raffle and providing refreshments for both shows. We are very grateful to the community centre for the use of the hall and to Mike O'Connell for all his work preparing the stage and providing lighting and sound. Thank you to everyone who supported the show, prepared the pupils and helped with staging and costumes.

Please find below a beautiful selection of photographs by Mary O'Shaughnessy. DVD's will be available in the new year from Fergal Nash.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming pupils back to Kilcornan on Thursday 5th January!

Christmas Show Photographs

Third Class Christmas Update

Happy Christmas from Rang a Trí!

 

Our Christmas holidays are just around the corner and we deserve a break after working so hard all term.

We spent several weeks rehearsing for our Christmas Show and what a night we had! Excitement levels were at an all time high as we prepared to perform for our friends and families. We really enjoyed performing on stage and are even more excited for our Peace Proms performance in January now. We will have to work hard after the Christmas holidays to learn the lyrics and actions to a few more songs.

In December, we completed a study on Emperor Penguins and Antarctica which linked into lots of subject areas. We learned about Antarctica in Geography lessons, Emperor Penguins in Science, we read and discussed a story called ‘The Emperor’s Egg’ in English and we watched a documentary called ‘March of the Penguins’ and took notes of interesting facts and information. We then completed detailed fact-files to show off everything we had learned and accompanied our writing with lovely paintings and artwork of the Emperor Penguins on the ice in Antarctica. We had lots of fun with this theme.

Sticking with the winter theme, we also read about Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man. We got into the Christmas spirit by writing Christmas Senses Poems which we shared with our classmates. Mrs. Meade was very impressed with our poetry writing skills. We made some beautiful artwork including Hattifant’s Christmas Tree cones and Rudolph Christmas cards. We even designed special Christmas cards which were delivered to the residents in Askeaton Nursing home to wish them a safe and happy Christmas.

We have been busy learning our multiplication tables all term and work hard daily practicing them in class. We particularly enjoy playing Tables Games like ‘Hit the Button’ and ‘King/Queen of the Tables’. Knowing our Times Tables well has really helped with our maths work in Fractions and Problem Solving this month.

We commenced a PE Athletics Programme called ‘Fit for Class’ which we will complete in the New Year. The program is helping to work on developing important skills such as running, jumping, throwing, agility and co-ordination to name but a few. We have been tracking our progress on our Class Chart and will receive Certificates of Completion when we have completed all the activities and skills.

We were lucky enough to get to go on two school trips this month. Firstly, we were invited to watch ‘Thank You for The Music’ in L.I.T which was performed by students in Pallaskenry secondary school. We spotted lots of past pupils on stage. We even caught a glimpse of Nicky Quaid while we were waiting to enter the theatre. We also got to attend the Panto in UL to see Peter Pan. It was an excellent day out for the whole school…{Oh yes it was!!! J} and a lovely way to finish up for the Christmas holidays.

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Check back in 2023 for more updates from Rang a Trí!

Third Class Mid-Term Update

Welcome to the 3rd class page!

We have had a great first term back reuniting with our friends, learning lots of new things and enjoying fun activities. We were delighted to give a special welcome to Michaela who joined our class this September. Michaela is settling in well and everyone is thrilled to have another friend in the class.

Everyone has been working hard at their school work this term. The boys and girls enjoy hands-on maths lessons, interactive games as Gaeilge and engaging in reading, writing and poetry lessons in Literacy. We have weekly stations for Numeracy and Literacy which are a great opportunity to work with our friends and teachers in smaller groups. We created some wonderful pieces in art over the last few weeks and have enjoyed practicing our athletic skills in PE lessons. We began to learn lyrics for songs which we will perform in UL in January as part of Peace Proms. This will be a very memorable event which we are really looking forward to.

One of the highlights from Term 1 was the project work we engaged in, to design and create a Bird Feeder. Everyone put in a tremendous effort and came up with such creative designs. We had everything from the use of recyclable materials, cutting and gluing to carpentry, welding and even 3D printing involved in our creations. We linked our project work to explanation writing in Literacy, drawing sketches of our designs for art, learning about Irish birds in SESE and working on our oral presentation skills. Mrs. Meade decided we needed to host an exhibition to show off our projects to the rest of the pupils and teachers in school. Needless to say, everyone was very impressed. The birds in Kilcornan are in for a treat!  (Checkout the pictures of all our Bird Feeders in our gallery).

We have a skilled and talented bunch of pupils in our class and we encourage each other to share our strengths with others. We were delighted when Michael brought in the trophy that he won for ABK United ‘Goalie of the Season’. We were equally interested when Noah brought in his knitting needles and gave us a demo on how to knit and showed us what he was working on. Alison engrossed us with her creative writing skills on The Fianna and Ellie demonstrated her artistic skills when she brought in a beautiful picture of dogs that she created. John and Gemma fascinated us with their origami skills, with John making paper ducks and Gemma making a paper octopus. Denis created not one, but two comic books which he brought in to show off his imaginative skills. During our Skip-Hop day, Harry, Michaela, Gemma and Jack were selected from our class to perform their skipping skills and tricks in front of the school.

Well done everyone!

We are rewarded for our hard work on Fridays during Golden Time. We have enjoyed playing card games and board games with our classmates, having extra PE and playtime and sipping hot chocolate and marshmallow. We also made Halloween pictures with Tangrams and of course we ended the term with a Halloween Dress-Up day and party where we ate treats and watched some of the Addams’ Family movie.

Make sure to have a look at our photos below and checkback soon for more updates from 3rd 😊

Third Class Summer Update

Rang a 3 has come to the end year and what an incredible final term it has been! Well done to everyone on the amazing work they completed this year and particularly during our final term in school.

 

This term, we were blessed to be able to complete some lessons outside in the glorious sunny weather. In Literacy, we read our class novel Bill’s New Frock and enjoyed some reading sessions outside. This novel brought up some really thrilling debates about school life and the class engaged excellently in all activities. It is clear that 3rd class are super readers and we loved reading our first class novel together.

 

We also were able to do some planting outside thanks to the parent’s council! On the celebration of our 10th green school flag, we received a goody bag with treats and sunflower seeds. We planted them into compostable containers and watched them grow! The class took turns in watering and tending to the seeds to give them the best conditions possible. Thank you so much to the parents council for organizing the amazing goody bags for us!

 

The celebration for receiving our 10th green school flag was so much fun. Declan Hannon came to raise the flag and even signed hurleys and jerseys for us. We celebrated with a whole school ceremony with members of the community. 3rd class learned and performed the song What a Wonderful World with the rest of the school to acknowledge the beautiful world we live in. Afterwards, the Liam McCarthy cup came and we were able to hold it and take photographs with it! To top it all off, an ice-cream turned up at our doorstep for us to enjoy some delicious 99’s. Thank you so much to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a special day for us all and well done to the Green School Committee members on their super work throughout the year!

 

As school terms go, this was a particularly busy one. 3rd class took control of the classroom for the last week in school with their Teach the Teacher projects! Each child chose a topic of interest, did research on the subject, created a PowerPoint or poster on it and then presented it to the class using a lesson plan format. Ms. Mc Morrow was more than impressed, with every single child teaching the class really interesting subjects. We learned about Lithuania, dolphins, the Senior Limerick Hurling Team, tractor, the music of Blur, the Avengers, Moon Knight and even how to Irish Dance! We also had musicians bring in their guitar and tin whistle to show us their unique talents. What amazing teachers we have!

 

We also set off on our school tour this term, where we joined Rang a 2 for a fun filled day in Mary Immaculate College withJust4Fun School Tours. There was a series of inflatable bouncy castles and obstacle courses for us as well as fun games such as tug-of-war and rounders. It was a superb day and the class loved having the day to play and create special memories together. On the way home, we stopped in McDonald’s as a special treat. The day that followed was our annual Sports Day which was a huge success. The pupils of Rang a 6 planned and organised lots of fun races for us such as the egg-and-spoon race, dress-up relay, wheelbarrow races and the3-legged race. Thank you so much to Ms. Mullane and Rang a 6 for hosting a great day!

 

It has been an absolute pleasure teaching Rang a 3 this year. The class worked so diligently throughout the whole year and there was always a great sense of fun to be found in the classroom! We had a pizza party to round up a great year and to celebrate together.

Well done everyone!

 

Wishing you all a safe and sunny Summer, slán go fóil!

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