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!
3rd Class Easter Update
Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh!
Rang a 3 have been very busy the past term engaging in lots of fun activities! Well done to everyone for the incredible effort and work completed this term.
It was a particularly busy term for our Green Schools committee who have been busy preparing for the Green Flag. In 3rd class, we focused on the Seasonal Food Calendar. We learned that seasonal food is not only great on our plates but it’s good for the planet too! We celebrated Harvest Day and engaged in a fun table quiz to test our knowledge on the topic. The class also worked in groups to complete a seasonal food calendar, splitting the year into seasons, and creating posters to raise awareness of the foods in season. We also engaged in the Team Limerick Clean Up to collect any rubbish found around on the school grounds. For World Wildlife Day, we learned about the importance of biodiversity in our environment and how we can protect it. It is clear that Rang a 3 are eco-warriors that care very much for the environment, the planet will be safe in their hands!
We were delighted to have the book fair in our school and really enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. We created a new front cover of our favourite book for Art, listened to an audiobook by David Walliams and discussed our costumes with the class. Check out our amazing characters!
For PE, we are delighted to welcome Johnny Dunne back for GAA skills. The class have been improving their hurling and football skills and playing games with one another. It has been so enjoyable to practice these skills with our classmates.
Easter marks the end of Lent, and we have enjoyed learning about how Easter is celebrated all around the world. We were so lucky to be able to celebrate the start of Lent on Pancake Tuesday in school this year. Rang a 6 cooked delicious pancakes for us as well as lots of other yummy baked treats! Go raibh mile maith agaibh!
We are looking forward to our last term in school.
Slán go fóil from Rang a 3!
Nollaig Shona daoibh!
We have been very busy in Rang a 3 and are delighted with the fantastic work we have accomplished since the start of the year. It has been so fun learning with one another and being part of the magical Christmas activities that we have enjoyed so very much.
We have been practising writing a letter and an envelope to a friend in Literacy lessons. We even wrote a letter to our Elf inviting him to come join our class. Our persuasive letters most definitely worked as Eddie the Elf arrived on December 1st! He left notes treating the class with rewards such as no homework, board games and Christmas crackers when we were concentrating and trying our best. It was lovely to have him in our class throughout the month. We also read extracts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and even designed and created our very own chocolate bar. We also had lots of fun hosting our very own Late Late Toy Show where we reviewed our favourite toys and showed off our amazing talents,such as show and tell art, singing and playing the tin whistle!
In Maths, we have been learning our times tables each week and have played games in class such as Hit the Button to help us with them. We have focused on topics such as Division, Symmetry and Fractions and have been using concrete materials and real-life problems to assist us in our learning.
I gceachtanna Gaeilge, d'fhoghlaimíomar stór focal maidir le scoil, bia agus an Nollaig. We practised the poem Mo Mhála Scoile and used our surroundings to practice oral language tasks regarding school. We learned how to say the time in Irish and lots of vocabulary regarding Christmas. Games such as ‘Feicim le mo shuilín’ and ‘Cluiche Kim’ helped us practice together. When we met Santa, he was delighted to hear that we learned how to spell Daidí na Nollag!
We celebrated Science Week in SESE and completed some very interesting experiments. We created lava lamps testing different properties of materials. We also undertook a musical experiment with glass bottles, water, and a wooden spoon, therefore creating our own very classroom xylophone! We enjoyed sharing predictions and challenging ourselves to think outside to box.
One our favourite lessons was learning about the link between graffiti and activism. We learned about the artist Keith Harding and how he used his art to raise awareness about important issues and to catch people’s attention. We created our own graffiti art for anti-bullying week. Our messages included ‘be kind’, ‘stand up’ and ‘don’t be a bully, be a buddy’. This bright and beautiful art was displayed on the wall to remind people the importance of being kind to one another.
It has been a super term and we are looking forward to 2022!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Third Class!