7 Oct · Orlaith · No Comments

Having a Hoot of a Time!

Tayto, the barn owl came to visit us last week. We learned all about the different types of owl in Ireland, their habitats and what they like to eat. Tayto’s visit inspired us to create fantastic owl fact files and beautiful chalk pastel owl drawings. Keep an eye out for our fantastic art work..It’s coming …

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7 Oct · Orlaith · No Comments

National Tree Day

We have been learning all about the importance of trees and also about the different types of trees there are in Ireland. Last Thursday we went on a ‘tree walk’ and challenged ourselves to identify and catagorize as many different types of trees that we could find. We are becoming experts at identifying trees by …

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7 Oct · Orlaith · No Comments

Niall de Burca

Niall de Burca had us in stiches when he visited Ballinteer ETNS to tell us some stories. He has inspired us to become fantastic storytellers ourselves! Watch this space…There will surely be some masterpieces to follow!

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7 Oct · Orlaith · No Comments

Terrific Time in Third

As part of the maths curriculum, Third Class have been getting to grips with all aspects of the concept of time. We have been learning through active, hands – on, collaborative activities and have been having lots of fun in the process!

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7 Oct · Orlaith · No Comments

Super STEM in Third Class

We are having lots of fun exploring science, technology, engineering and maths in active and collaborative ways. We have been constructing towers using spaghetti, string and tape, creating the longest possible length from a paper plate and building paper plate baskets strong enough to hold an entire container of plastic teddy bears! Take a look …

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20 Feb · Muireann Carr · No Comments

News 2day

Third Class were delighted when Zainab from News2day, the RTE News station for children, got in touch with them and asked them to showcase all the fabulous work they were doing for Chinese New Year! Micheal and Zainab came in to film and interview them with cameras and microphones, and it was so exciting. Third …

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28 Jan · Ann Gallagher · No Comments

Edible Engineering Experiment

Edible Engineering Experiment   This week in science we were set the task of working as an engineer to build a bridge out of food. Before we undertook the project we came together as a project team and discussed the work of an engineer. We then look looked at the most important infrastructures in our …

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19 Nov · Orlaith · No Comments

Space Week!

As part of Space week, we had a visit from a scientist from Astronomy Ireland. It was so interesting to learn many new things about Space and this visit inspired us to create our very own Space related projects. We presented our projects to the class in many different ways. We watched videos and Powerpoint …

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19 Nov · Orlaith · No Comments

Wonderful Writing in Third Class

We have been learning a lot this term in Third Class. We are becoming accomplished writers and are learning about all the different writing genres. We have published Student Council speeches, fact files about whales and many creative writing pieces including a spooky story and an imaginative piece about our very own alien! We are also …

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31 Mar · Tamasine Jones · No Comments

Our Trip to see ‘Ready, Steady, Draw! A Live Drawing Bonanza!’

Well we could barely contain our excitement before our trip to the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire last Friday.  We were booked in to see famous illustrators Chris Judge, Oisin McGann, Niamh Sharkey, Sarah McIntyre, Margaret Ann Suggs and Phillip Reeve do their stuff, live! It was such great fun and we watched in awe as these …

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1 Mar · Tamasine Jones · No Comments

Terrific Tag Rugby with Avon

We were sad to say goodbye to Avon and our Tag Rugby lessons this week.  We have been lucky enough to train with one of the best and have learnt a lot about tactics from him.  He has also given us many skills which we can use on the pitch and in our games of ‘Build-Up’ on yard …

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7 Feb · Tamasine Jones · No Comments

Our Magnificent Motte & Bailey Castles

Here in Third Class we turned back the clock to the time of the Normans.   We have learnt about their invasion of Ireland and the Norman influence on our cities and counties. We learnt about the beautiful city of Kilkenny and how once a wooden Motte and Bailey Castle stood in the place of its …

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29 Sep · Tamasine Jones · No Comments

Festival of Inclusion Competition

This year to mark Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Festival of Inclusion, the Social Inclusion Unit are holding a Primary Schools Drawing Competition. The theme of the competition is ‘Celebrating Difference’ and we here in 3rd Class are tremendous at doing just that.  Our entries for the competition are amazing as you can see.  They …

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