We have been learning all about sound. We investigated materials to see which materials sound travels through and which materials block out sounds. We designed and made earmuffs using different materials to block out sound.
We have been learning about different types of weather and have kept weather diaries to record the weather in Swords for the week. We have also created lots of artwork based on the weather. Take a look at our beautiful sunset pictures. We learnt how to blend colours to create sunset backgrounds and then painted silhouettes onto these.
Read our blog posts about our favourite parts of our first term in 3rd class. We have worked very hard and learnt lots since September,
So far this year I really liked art - we made snowflakes and clay houses. We also wrote poems. I liked sports with Nicky and Wayne. We did football and hurling for a few weeks. We played matches when the athletics team were gone. I won all of my matches. We made a lot of new friends and had a great time so far in school.
By Sam M and Ruby
We learned how to write Irish stories and to do joined writing. It was great fun. We did a book club with Ms. Ivers. Some of us read The Dragons Child. Teacher’s group read the Giraffe and the Pelly and me. It was fun. In maths we learnt about fractions – we learnt about halves, quarters and eighths. We also learnt how to multiply and divide it was easy peasy. We did fun art like painting, drawing, colouring, cutting, tracing, crafting and printing.
By Leah and Daragh
We learnt about the Netherlands . The Netherlands is another name for Holland. We also learnt about Vikings. Vikings went travelled on long boats. In maths we made 3D shapes with play doh and sticks and paper. In PE we played GAA with Nicky and Wayne. We learned about the first Christmas.
By Eoin and Jack
We are having a carol service. We put up our Christmas tree. We wrote winter poems and acrostic poems. We learnt multiplication and division. We learnt about Vincent Van Gogh. He is very good at painting.
By Sam C and Hannah
We did art. We each made a snowflake. It was made out of paper. We had fun making them. We also learned about 3D shapes. We made Christmas art out of clay. We made gingerbread men and houses. Ms Ivers comes in to our class every Tuesday. We put Christmas decorations up in the classroom. We made lots of friends this year. We are doing a book club with our teacher and Ms Ivers. WE LOVE SCHOOL IN ROOM 3!
By Karina,Stacey and Abbie
We read the Dragons Child with Ms Ivers and we read the Giraffe and the Pelly and me. In PE we learned about directions. We wrote English stories about Christmas Eve and we learned how to do joined writing.
By Seán and Zack
We learnt about Vikings. Vikings are strong powerful and huge.Vikings have swords bows and shields. In art we made 3D Snowflakes. They are made out of paper.
By Mia and Aaron
We learnt about Christopher Columbus on his journey to Asia but he was actually in America. He was born in Genoa and he moved to Spain. We also did loads of art.We made snowflakes out of paper and Christmas decorations out of clay. We learnt about fractions, multiplication and division in maths.
By Sam B and Ben
We learnt about Santa Claus in different countries. In England they call Santa Father Christmas. In the Netherlands Santa is called Sinter Klaas. In some countries they have Christmas 6th of January.
By Abby, Roberto and Egor
In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. We constructed cubes, pyramids, square pyramids and cuboids using matchsticks and play doh. We also made 3D shapes using paper nets. We had lots of fun going on a shape hunt. We founds lots of fantastic examples of 3D shapes in our classroom. What 3D shapes can you find in your home or outside?
We have been learning all about the Vikings. We learnt lots of interesting facts about Viking longships. We learnt that up to 100 Vikings could travel in these boats at one time. Longships could sail in shallow water which meant that the Vikings could travel up rivers as well as across the sea. The ships were built in a way that meant the Vikings could change direction without having to turn the boat around.
We used cardboard and worked in groups to create our own Viking longships. We painted our boats and added a sail and some shields just like the Vikings had on their boats. Have a look at us working hard on our longship constructions. Don't our longships look fantastic?
In English we have been learning how to write instructions and recipes. We wrote recipes for making rice krispie buns. We started by listing the ingredients and equipment needed. Then we wrote out the method - this is the steps followed to make the buns. Have a look at the photos to see all the fun we had making the cakes.
Take a look at our fantastic Halloween artwork. We learned about warm colours and cool colours. We used warm colours such as red and orange or cool colours such as blue and purple to create a spooky sky background for our pictures. We cut out a silhouette of a haunted house from black paper. We tried to make them as scary looking as possible. Finally, we added some detail using yellow paper. Don’t our houses look terrifying?!