Monday, June 22, 2020

Last week

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Well done third class! You've made it to the last week of, what we hope is, the strangest school year you will ever have to experience. It has been an absolute pleasure teaching you all and getting to know you this year.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the mams, dads, nannys, grandads, siblings and other friends and family members who have helped us, as teachers, along the way. We know it hasn't been easy for you all but we have appreciated every post and we hope that you have enjoyed a bit more time with your kids at home.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Louise, who has been working hard behind the scenes to prepare work packs with us and to help set up the school and classroom to make it a safe place to be in September. She has missed the kids as much as we have and she can't wait to see all of you.
We have some activities that we hope will keep everyone going this week. We hope you can join us for our virtual school tour, some garden (or local park) animal spotting and most importantly for our zoom third class graduation on Thursday morning at 10 am.

We have really missed seeing you over the last few months and can't wait to see you back in school in September in fourth class.
Stay safe, enjoy your summer and we will see you then.

Ms Keenan and Ms Ryan


Virtual school tour in the Natural History Museum. Go to Natural History Museum website and click on 3D virtual visit or click a link below.

Third class school tour

Click on the link to virtually walk around the Natural History Museum in Dublin. We had a booking to go here in May but unfortunately we couldn't go. We hope that you will be able to go here in real life in fourth class but it is great to have a look around and learn about some really cool animals. Pick your favourite animal in the museum and complete the sheets attached! Have fun!

My favourite animal sheet


Garden activity sheets to complete today. There is the opportunity to go on a mini safari in your own garden or local park. Have a go at exploring and identifying some cool creatures today.


Summer sheets- Go on the virtual trail, have a look at some really cool Irish animals and learn about them with the following worksheets.


Zoom meeting 10am with whole class. We would love to see as many of you as possible for one more whole class meet up in third class. Please let parents or children know they can join by simply clicking the link on a phone, laptop or tablet with the zoom app downloaded on it. We do need parents to be present in the room during the zoom meet up for internet security reasons.

Laura Toher (Keenan) is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Third Class Graduation
Time: Jun 25, 2020 10:00 AM Dublin

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 752 8244 9559
Password: 7Kkdz3


Summer holiday videos on seesaw
As a final send off on Friday post videos that we can share with the class on Seesaw. We will be doing a final video send off on Seesaw too so keep an eye out for it on our last day!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Virtual Sports Day - Friday 19th June 2020

Normally at this time of the year we would be having our Sports Day, which is always one of the most fun days in the school year for all of us!!!
Unfortunately this year with our school closed we can't do our Sports Day.
Instead, we would love if you took part in our Virtual Sports Day!

Taking part is easy!!:

  • We have picked different activities and challenges that you should be able to do with very little equipment that can all be found around your house!
  • You can record yourself doing as many of the activities as you like and send a video of your best attempt to us on Seesaw!
  • You will receive a 'Virtual Sports Day' Booklet on the day you are collecting your copies, books, artwork etc.. with the details of the activities and explanations.
  • If you click on each of the pictures below, you can see what is in the booklet - Rules, explanations and activity list. 
Keep reading to find out more information below!

What to do:

Before the 19th of June:

1) Familiarise yourself with the Virtual Sports Day Booklet and activities.
2) Watch the explanation videos included in the pdf linked below.
3) Ensure that you have all the equipment needed (See list of equipment below).
4) If you are unsure of anything, you can ask us a question on Seesaw before the day of the Sports Day.
5) Have a look at the Shopping List below to give you some ideas of what you can get to make it feel like a real Sports Day!!
6) Make a playlist of songs that get you moving!! Or click here to use this ready - made playlist!

On the day of the Sports Day:

1) Ensure you have someone to time you and film you doing the activities.
2) Make sure you have all the equipment you'll need, speakers, suncream, drinks etc... 
3) Upload the videos of your best attempts of the activities to Seesaw. (Include a note telling us your best time/amount of reps you completed!)
4) We encourage everyone to take part in a safe place, away from traffic and other dangers. If you are doing these activities in a public place, such as Kilbogget, make sure you follow social distancing guidelines and aren't gathering in big groups to do these activities!
5) Most importantly - Stay Safe and Have Fun!!!

Click on the links in the image below to view a video explanation of each activity.

Equipment List and Shopping List

Click Here To Open Shopping List PDF

Saturday, May 16, 2020

May 18th

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Hello Third Class,

Happy Monday! Well done on all of the hard work you have all been doing. We entered 15 children into the draw this week. Well done Lilly Rose, Callum D, Calum B, Alex O'C, Cian M, Cian O'S, Aaron, Calvin, Eve, Jayden, Jessica, Leila, Marianna and Sophia. All of us our very proud of each and everyone of you and we are all looking forward to seeing everyone in the new school year.

We hope all of you are keeping well and are still helping out in the house and keeping active. We will be sending out packs this week for each of you. This will hopefully make it easier on you to work through them. Each week will be laid out with a timetable and we have put lots of fun activities into your packs too. Keep posting and keep in contact with us through Seesaw. We look forward to seeing all of your work. We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. 

Have a great week!

Ms Keenan and Ms Ryan


  • Mental Maths Week 33
  • Sumdog Daily
  • This week we will be learning about Money. Changing euro to cent and cent to euro. Ordering amounts of money in order, starting with largest. Learning how to give change. Counting money. As well as adding and subtracting money. Here are the sheets below. Please contact us on Seesaw if you are having any difficulties.

Monday: pg. 144    Answer questions 1, 2 & 3

Tuesday: pg. 145 , Answer questions 1 & 2

Wednesday: pg. 169 Answer question 1, 2, 3, 4

Thursday pg. 170, Answer questions 1 & 2 ( You will find this sheet in pack)

Friday: pg. 171 , Answer questions 1, 2 & 3 (You will find this sheet in pack)


  • Monday: Spellbound Unit
  • Tuesday: Spellbound Unit
  • Wednesday/ Thursday: See sheets below(You will also find these sheets in your pack) Procedural writing: This week we will recap procedural writing. Looking at how to make a sandwich and how to make your on sport or board game. Can you remember any of the features in procedural writing? Have a look at the sheets below and give them a go.
  • Friday: Free writing: Use sheet from last weeks Blog and pick a title. Write three quarters of a page.

 Thursday:       How to make a sandwich.

Friday: How to play your favourite sport or game.


 This week we will be listening to the Irish language rather than writing it. Tg4 have something very similar to the RTE School Hub. It's called Cúla 4 and it is on at 10 am every morning if the children could watch a small bit of it everyday it will help improve vocabulary and listening skills. We will put the Cúla 4 timetable up on Seesaw so it will be easy to see what lesson third class is doing that day.


This week we will be learning all about the Beating Heart. How the heart beats and how to take a pulse. An experiment: Make a stethoscope./What happens when I exercise? Choose one experiment to complete.
pg 26 & pg 27

Get Active:

Choose one of activities from the Active week sheet for each day.


If you still have to finish your message for the class blog, try finish it this week!
If you have finished it, try create a summer scene!

                                                                Roots of Empathy

Margaret would like to thank third class for taking parts of Roots of Empathy in the classroom this year. She would like to give you the opportunity to say goodbye to baby Oisín. For 24 years in Roots of Empathy classes all over the world, students have made a wish for their baby at the end of the program. The instructor created a Wishing Tree which was presented to their Roots of Empathy baby. For the first year ever, Roots of Empathy students have not been able to say goodbye to their baby in the usual way. Therefore Margaret would like to give all of you the opportunity to send a wish to baby Oisín. The wish should be a heartfelt wish that you make to baby Oisín, for when he reaches your age.When you return all your wishes for baby Oisín. We will send them onto Margaret and she will include them on a virtual Wishing Tree which she will share back with us, baby Oisín and his family.


See Ms Ryan's wish and other examples you could look at for baby Oisín below;

Sunday, May 10, 2020

11th of May

Hello our hard working third class!

We are delighted to see all of the work you did for Active Home Week. Thank you to everyone who posted photos and videos of themselves being active and a big thanks to all of the camera men and women too!

We were delighted to have two winners of the school art competition from our class this week. Well done to Aaron and Callum D. We hope you enjoy your prizes delivered by Ms. Lynch. Thanks to Ms. Lynch again for organising.
We will be entering children from our class into Mr. Boyle's draw again this week. Well done to Sophia on winning the school tracksuit on the 1st of May. Keep up the work everyone!

We are still looking for class drawings for lots of our class to make a collage. Have a look at last week's post and we will put them together for our class when we get more in.

We hope the workload is not too heavy and that you are all doing alright. Please just let us know if there is anything that the children are struggling with and we will try to help out as soon as we can.

We miss you all,

Ms. Ryan and Ms. Keenan

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  • Mental Maths week 32 daily
  • Sumdog for 20 mins daily


Look over months and Seasons:

Watch  for a quick recap on time. (The first five minutes of it is plenty) 
Give these questions a go and remember to use a clock to help you count the minutes between bus stops to help! Read the questions carefully.



  • Monday- Spellbound unit 29- A, B, C, D
  • Tuesday- Spellbound unit 29- E, F, G, H
  • Wednesday- 1-8 on capital letters.
  • Thursday- questions 9-16 on capital letters. 

  • Friday- Free Writing in your copies- at least 3/4 of a page on any topic you like. The list below might give you some ideas. You can draw a picture after if you like. 
  • Read pages on Heat p.80 & p.81
  • Discuss 'Ways of Heating' pictures with someone at home.
  • Complete experiment in your own home with the help of an adult (you can get siblings to take part too!). Send us a picture of you doing this on Seesaw!

  • Litrigh E Linn, lch. 59, 60, 63

  • We are still waiting on pictures of some of you holding your message for the class. We have had some wonderful art in so far but we would like everyone to have one completed so we can put a class collage together. 


  • Just because it is not active week this week, it does not mean you should not be active every day. Lots of the links in last week's blog post change every day and give lots of options to keep active in the home or within your 5km every day. Keep up the good work you have been doing in your houses, gardens and local parks, we love to see you out, about and active!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

May 4th

Hello everyone!

You have been working so hard and we are so proud of all of the work you have been doing online. This week our focus is on being active! The only written work for you this week is a bit of english and maths on Thursday and Friday. Please have a look at the plan below!

Anyone who posts photos and videos doing any of the suggested activities or even coming up with some activities of your own on Seesaw will be entered into Mr Boyle’s Friday draw. We will be posting some challenges on Seesaw that we’ve been trying at home too!

One other thing that we would like you to do this week is make a sign for the class. When you have it finished please take a picture with you holding it for the class and upload to Seesaw! We're going to then put them all together to make a collage!

Here is an example of the kind of thing we are talking about you making, but it can be any message to the class you want to write and colour. You do not have to do a specific word! Have a great week and we will be in touch. 

Ms Ryan and Ms Keenan
Student, teacher collages convey close connection despite ...

National ‘Active SCHOOL Week’ takes place at the end of April/beginning of May every year and is a really enjoyable part of the school year for many children.
This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible for this to go ahead, but you can still participate in the ‘Active HOME Week’ Challenge instead!🎉

As we are giving suggested curriculur work only on Thursday (7th May) and Friday (8th May) this week, we are encouraging you to take part in the ‘Active HOME Week Challenge (4th May - 10th May) this week as well!! 
Image of Exercise Chart
Exercising with your family is a great way to use some of this time that you're not in school! The challenge is: every day you try to complete four activities, which adds up to 60 minutes (or more) of physical activity a day!

Here is the chart that can be filled in, but you could just draw your own in your copy!

Image of Information pdf

Remember to check out the Scoil Cholmcille Website and the Active Flag Website for more ideas.

Active Home Week Challenge Ideas

Remember to stay safe and within 5km of your home!
Below is an example of activities you could do each day! Remember, the idea is to do four activities a day that add up to 60 minutes of physical activity!

Click on the names of any of the activities!

  • Read 'The Clever Wren' on Thursday and Friday

  • Answer questions 1-9, Part A (the blue box) on Thursday.
  • Answer questions 1-8, Part B (the green box) on Friday.
  • Please answer questions in your copy using full sentences.
  • Check for capital letters, full stops and spelling mistakes once you have completed your written work.

  • Sumdog every day!
  • Complete 'Look back 2' page on Thursday

  • Complete 'Look back 3' page on Friday

Sunday, April 26, 2020

27th April

Well done on all of the great work you all did last week to our wonderful third class and their parents/helpers!
You did so well and made us very proud, we're sure your mums and dads are proud of you for working so hard too! Below is your new timetable and work for this week.
Make sure you scroll down to read the full instructions on what to do!

A few people mentioned they were behind in their work, this is OK! You can leave the work you haven't done and just start on this weeks work. You can always catch up later if you have a spare day or an afternoon. Do not feel stressed by this work, just do your best on any day. Some days you will be learning lots in the garden or you might be learning in the kitchen. Send pictures of this work too, we love to see you working, whatever you might be doing. 

Parents, just a reminder that Mr Boyle is raffling off free school tracksuits and other prizes, for children regularly uploading, every Friday. We had 7 children entered from our class last week because of all of the wonderful work you have been doing. Well done!

Looking forward to hearing from you all this week! We're really missing school and seeing all of you every day,

Ms Keenan and Ms Ryan


  • Mental Maths: Week 31
  • Sumdog: Great work from lots of you- a special mention for Aaron, Callum, Calvin, Maisie and Sophia for the work you have completed so far- keep it up!
  • 2x1 Multiplication: Last week was great! Now try these ones:

         24 x 2     33 x 3     42 x 2    13 x 5      11 x 7

      23 x 5     24 x 6     34 x 3     16 x 4     32 x 5

Here are the links to the videos if anyone needs them!

  • This week we are going to work on Length. The RTE School Hub did a great recap on vocabulary and some of the work you might come across this week on the topic of length. You can find it by clicking the link below and then clicking on Tuesday the 31st March/ Lesson 2. 
  •  Try your best. Some questions might look familiar from your Mental Maths!
Tuesday Question:

Wednesday Question:

Thursday Question:

Friday Question:


Follow the questions on the timetable.

Vocabulary for Page 57 & 58 in Litrigh E Linn.

Cluiche = Game                                Ag imirt = playing
Ag cleachtadh = practicing              Is maith liom = I like
Is breá liom = I love                        Cúl = goal
Cúilín = point                                   Corn = cup


  • Spellbound Page 58 & 59. 
  • The Giggler Treatment: Read this story. 

  • Answer these questions in your copy book, make sure you write full sentences:

  • Mr Mack's dream job was tasting biscuits. What is your dream job? Write about it in your copy. It could be a real job or something you dream up! Why is it your dream job? What would do you do each day? 


  • Earthlink Books page 100, Chapter 44- The World.
  • Have a look at the map of the world and write the answers to questions 1-3 in your copy. 


Look at this video that John sent:

Write down the four lines of the rhythm in your copy and send it to us! 
I'll give you a clue Line 1 is Boom, Boom, Clap, Clap!

Book Cover Competition:

Nice way to end your week with some drawing and you might even win a prize!

Design a new book cover for Gordon Snell's The supermarket Ghost!

Here is the old cover:

To increase your chances of winning, read some of the book here:

Scroll down and click on Preview! We'll send them on to Ms Lynch. we also might pick some winners from the class and send some prizes to your house! 

Have a great week everyone! 

Last week

Well done third class! You've made it to the last week of, what we hope is, the strangest school year you will ever have to experience...