Monday, 31 May 2010

Tin Whistle Practice

Seamus McCormac has asked that we revise all of this term's songs for tin whistle concert on Monday June 28th. Children are really getting on great and are picking up new tunes very quickly so keep up the practicing! We will sing Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile for him in a fortnight.

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sligo Garda Station Slideshow

Visit to Sligo Library

Last week we had a great visit to Sligo Library. The librarian was pleased to see all the children looking at all the books. If you wish to join Sligo Library you need a parent and a utility bill/ bank statement showing your current address. The library it a great resource and great for children of any age!
Click here for "How do I join the library?"

Friday, 28 May 2010

Colour Waves

2D Marshmallow shapes

This week as part of our Maths we are exploring shape. We made lots of different 2D shapes from cocktail sticks, straws and marshmallows. The shapes we made were
  • Triangle (3 marshmallows + 3 cocktail sticks)
  • Square (4 marshmallows + 4 cocktail sticks)
  • Rectangle (4 marshmallows + 2 cocktail sticks + 2 straws)
  • Pentagon (5 marshmallows + 5 cocktail sticks)
  • Hexagon (6 marshmallows + 6 cocktail sticks)
  • Octagon (8 marshmallows + 8 cocktail sticks)
When we were finished we counted the total number of corners (marshmallows) in all the shapes. There were 45 altogether so each child got 2 each and one was left for teacher!
(22X2) + 1 = 45 marshmallows
Who ever said that maths was not delicious!

She sailed away podcast

By Niamh and Charley
What is the surprise at the end of this podcast?

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Visit to Sligo Garda Station

Next Week we will be taking a visit to Sligo Garda Station as part of our Geography lessons. We are really looking forward to seeing what goes on in a Garda Station. We have made out some questions that we want to ask and what we are looking forward to seeing the most.
To learn more about An Garda Síochána or "Guardians of Peace" click here.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Sligo Library Visit

We are planning a visit to Sligo Library this Friday. Any child who is a member of the Library may bring their card and take out a book. If you are not a member the librarian will give out application forms. We are really looking forward to this class trip!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Science: The Solar System

3rd Class loved learning about the Solar System and we used this rhyme to help us remember the planets in order from the sun -
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas!!

Pluto has been demoted to a dwarf planet recently. We learned about the planets linking in with our History - Race to Space.

Did you know?

-Mercury is the closest planet to the sun but Venus is the hottest because it traps the heat of the sun in clouds surrounding it!

- Pluto is the coldest, smallest and furthest "planet" away from the sun!

- Mars is nicknamed the Red Planet!

- Jupiter is the biggest planet!

The Universe is made up of stars, planets, asteroids, meteors, comets and moons - everything in outer space!!


The Solar System is just made up of the Sun (a special star) and the nine planets!

Note: information taken from another 3rd class blog in Edenderry Co. Offaly, thanks guys!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


Adjectives are describing words- they tell you more about nouns.
Nouns are naming words, they are a person, place or thing.
Adjectives tell you more about the noun.
Using adjectives makes sentences more interesting.
Adjectives Game
Be an adjective detective here.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Race to Space

We are learning about the Race to Space between USSR and USA in History. We have learned about Sputnik 1, Laika the Space Dog, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong and his famous words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" Check out the video!