We welcomed Engineers from Jacobs Ireland on Friday to our class. We enjoyed hearing about their roles and work projects and they thoroughly enjoyed hearing about our projects. Our projects are based on creating engineering solutions to problems and hardships we see in our community. We really impressed them with our ideas, our team-work and our presentation skills.
The children in Third Class are at the planning stages of their projects for this year's STEPS Young Engineer Award. Working in groups, the children have identified projects they would like to do that would improve our community. Their ideas and enthusiasm are inspiring. We are looking forward to welcoming an engineer to our class on the 29th of November. Each group will have the opportunity to present their ideas and to learn more about the various disciplines of engineering.
We will check in soon to tell you about our projects and we will let you know how get on with our special visitor.
The girls and boys in Third Class made a fantastic effort dressing up for Halloween and all for a wonderful cause. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone in their costumes and strutting their stuff on the catwalk in our fashion show.
We have had a busy and satisfying start to our new school year in Third Class. The boys and girls have enjoyed settling back into school and are well into the swing of things. The classroom has been a hive of activity. Here are some of the things we have been up to.
This week is Resilience Week at St. Mary's. We have been doing lots of lovely activities to build resilience, wellness and self-confidence in everyone. We are learning about the importance of having a Growth Mindset, and how it impacts on our wellness.
Here are a few photos of us enjoying a yoga session with Mr. Joynt yesterday. We did a lot of work on breathing, calming and mindfulness.
We have covered a lot of Maths topics this term to date. If you are looking for some ways to support your son/daughter at home with their mental maths, here are some sample questions based on topics you might ask:
- What is the biggest possible number you could make with 2, 4 and 7? What is the smallest number you could make?
- What is the value of the 4 in 347? (40) What is the value of the 8 in 862? (800)
What is 10 more/less than x? What is 100 more/less than x?
- Round 94 to the nearest 10. Round 345 to the nearest 100.
-What is double 14? What number is double 6?
-What is a quarter / half of 12?
-What is three sets of 4? What is five groups of 5?
- What is €15 split evenly between 5 people? (Encourage counting in 5's to 15)
- Can you find an angle that is greater than/less than/equal to a right angle?
- Can you find a set of parallel lines?
- What is a 2D shape with 4 equal angles? What 2D shape has six sides?
- Count in 3s/4s/5s to x.
...And plenty of practice with time and mental addition and subtraction!
Fáilte go Rang a Trí!
Welcome to our Third Class blog page! We are a wonderful group of 30 children in Ms Caldwell's class.