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3rd Class have had an extremely busy return to school and have been applying themselves and working very hard across all subject areas. Here is a glimpse of just some of the things the class have been engaged in.

In History and Geography, 3rd Class have been learning about the heroic exploits of Ireland’s own Tom Crean and his Antarctic expeditions. The class individually designed a flag for the coldest, driest, windiest and least populated continent on our precious planet.

3rd Classes cursive writing skills continue to steadily improve and quite soon we will all start utilising our fountain pens. 3rd Class pupils have been very creative writing their own ‘Dog’ inspired tales and also penning wonderful Haiku’s. The quality of content and creativity in the stories written and poems produced are a great showcase of the level of writing talent present in the class. Top marks 3rd Class!



In Science we have been learning about the natural world around us and the amazing animals that share our blue planet, that live in our locality and call it home, just like us. We have also been thinking of how best to look after the welfare of all living things and how best to protect vulnerable environments for the future. Apart from that we have been concentrating on Forces, their existence in our world and the affect they have on us. We made our own parachutes recently and explored the force of gravity and its effects.

3rd Class had their first full class chess lesson last week which was immense fun. We even managed to have fourteen competitive beginner’s games being played out in class all at the same time. As the year goes by we will continue to learn and hone our chess skills. Judging by the levels of enthusiasm and interest demonstrated so far I’m sure it is an area that will continue to prove popular. We hope enjoying this game socially will further improve our higher order thinking skills and also enhance our abilities to think more critically, to learn to plan ahead and ultimately to problem solve more effectively and efficiently which is so vital in our modern age.