Mrs Duffy’s 3rd class were making tones and shades using one colour and black and white. It was quite challenging! Then Mrs Duffy asked us to paint a picture with only one colour!!! They look really good in the end!
Mrs. Duffy’s 3rd class were looking at buildings and bridges. We tried to construct our own bridges using only lollipop sticks and glue! Bridges had to be at least 30cm long and be able to hold 10 unifix cubes. Our designs were all quite similar. We had great fun doing this activity.
This week third class were bird watching. One of our activities was to make your own bird feeder. We had great fun doing this and also discovered lots of birds that are visiting our gardens!
Last week third class were exploring the solar system. We discovered the names of all the planets and how far away they are from earth. We also wrote some very imaginative stories, pretending to be an alien and finally we produced some amazing displays of the planets for art!
Third to Sixth Class had a fashion show in the hall on World Book day.
Third Class had author Natasha Mc a’Bháird in to visit and read to us. We also had some fantastic costumes on the day and even a specially written WBD song performance! We also had a book swap in class.
Mr. Edge, a retired structural engineer, came to talk to 3rd and 4th classes about engineering. We learned about the different types of engineers and the work that they do.
Third class have been working really hard on their first big history project – “Ancient Egypt”. We have learned all about the Pharaohs, the Pyramids, the importance of the River Nile, King Tutankhamun, Gods and Goddesses and the sarcophagus. We each presented our project in class; some used posters, some had a booklet format, some did a PowerPoint presentation and someone even made an Ancient Egypt Times. We also made something to go with our projects! Everyone did amazing work and our classroom displays looked fantastic!