Third Class


Teacher: Ms. Mc Mahon

Third Class Easter Update

Rang a Trí Easter Update.

What a busy term it has been here in third class! We welcomed our new teacher, Ms. Mullane and we made cards for Mrs. Meade to celebrate her new baby Dan. We were so excited when she came in to visit us too!

We have been learning so much this term! In Maths we have been focusing on multiplication, division, money, time and fractions. We really enjoy using interactive games and practical work to help us learn.

For Gaeilge we have been learning about many new topics. We designed a display for An tEarrach (Spring) and labelled it with all our new vocabulary.

In English we have spent a long time learning about narrative writing. We all planned, wrote and edited our stories. Then we wrote them out on bordered sheets and illustrated them to form our class story book. Ms. Mullane was so proud of all the effort we put into our work. We also started our class novel “Bill’s New Frock” and are having fun reading and discussing it in class.

In January we performed at Peace Proms in UL. We had practiced hard and we were very proud of how our performance went on the night! We also celebrated Grandparent’s Day. We designed a poster to show how much we love our Grandparents, and we sang them a song too. We had so much fun showing our grandparents around our classroom and letting them look at all the work we had been doing.

In February, we learned about two very important saints, St Brigid and St Valentine. First, we learned all about St. Brigid. We took part in a live webinar with other primary schools around the country to listen to facts and legends about St. Brigid and Ireland long ago. We took notes as we listened and used them to create a knowledge board all about St Brigid. Then, we made crosses out of rushes like she did long ago and we brought them home to protect our houses.

We had been learning all about circuits in SESE so we used this knowledge to make paper circuit Valentine’s Day cards that really lit up! We were very excited to bring these home and share them with the people we love.

March has been our busiest month yet! At the beginning of the month we celebrated “Engineer’s Week.” We learned about bridges and looked at different types. We then experimented in our groups to see if we could make strong bridges out of paper and tape.

Seachtain na Gaeilge was a fun time in our class. We learned new phrases every day and could win Dojo points by speaking Gaeilge in the yard. We enjoyed performing our new dance, “An Dreoilín” and learning “Amhrán na bhFiann” our national anthem. We sang it along with the Irish rugby players to help them win the Grand Slam! For Mother’s Day we created jars filled with all the reasons we love our moms. We had so many that it was hard to choose just ten!  We loved World Book Day. Dressing up in our costumes, visiting the book fair and creating reading forts in our classroom to read with our torches. This last week we were part of the “Team Limerick Clean Up” We learned about Easter, did some Easter art and got lovely treats from the Easter Bunny! So much fun!

We are all happy to be having such a well-deserved break after all our hard work. We will come back in two weeks ready to see our friends and enjoy our final term in 3rd class.

Beannachtaí na Cásca Oraibh!!

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