Third Classes are located downstairs in the Aontas corridor (orange) rooms 6 and 8 and room 1 in the Dóchas corridor (blue). Class teachers for the current year are: Ms. Harding, Mr. O ‘Loughlin and Ms. Walshe
General Information & Communication
Encouraging Positive Behaviour
The Principal Awards are given out each month to deserving pupils. These are awarded for good behaviour, improvement in work, etc. Photos of the monthly prize winners are uploaded to the school website.
Differentiated Reading Groups – daily reading practice focussing on fluency and comprehension.
History, Geography & Science
Ancient Egypt, The Vikings, Monasteries/Early Christian Ireland, Local History of Ennis (walking tour of Ennis).
Map of Ireland, Provinces and Counties, My County (Clare), European Countries with a focus on Denmark.
STEM based work focussing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Regular exposure to Science experiments with a focus on procedures and group work.
Visual Arts, Music & Drama
Children may attend choir on Thursdays after lunch and they perform a number of times throughout the year.
Children have the option of joining the band. Practice is on Tuesdays after lunch.
Each class will learn Tin Whistle as part of Music.
Knitting and weaving, as well as in-class art activities, take place throughout the year.
The children take part in a Christmas Show every year. Drama is also integrated with other subjects such as Gaeilge, English, History, etc.
Social and Personal Health Education
In 3rd Class we follow the Stay Safe and Walk Tall programs where a variety of topics relating to Social and Personal Health Education are covered.
Children take part in Religion lessons, where we use the Grow in Love program. Children engage in prayer throughout the day and each class has a prayer space where children are given ample opportunity to develop their own personal relationship with God throughout the course of the year.
Spelling, Litriú and Tables test takes place every Friday morning. Parents are encouraged to sign these tests weekly.
Your child has a code (inside front cover of journal) to access Accelerated Reader. Termly individual reading targets are set for your child based on their reading level. Accelerated Reader is a tool that assesses your child’s reading comprehension. https://ukhosted11.renlearn.co.uk/2935049/
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