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📚👭 Welcome to 🐝

🐝 our Year 3 class page! 👬📚

Our page will keep you updated on all our class news and photographs of activities we carry out in Year 3! 😊

🚌 Trip to the Jet Centre 🚌

 

Year's 3 and 4 had a fantastic day at the Jet Centre in Coleraine.  They went to the cinema to see 'Rock Dog' before having lots of fun in Alley Cats after lunch. #greatfun #schooltrip 🍿🎬🚌

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 🏝☠️⛵️ All Aboard The Pirate Ship! ⛵️☠️🏝

 

We tested materials that float/sink during our 'Pirates' topic.  We made pirate ships in pairs before having fun testing and racing our boats! ⛵️🗺

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⛈☀️Weather Workshops!☀️⛈

 

Year 3 children from Kilrea Primary School joined us for a fun morning of workshops on the theme of 'The Weather'. The children had to work together to write and record weather reports using 'Green Screen', construct wind turbines using Lego Wedo that were controlled by iPads and create weather collages using a variety of craft materials.  Before the sessions ended, we had the opportunity to test our kites and wind buggies that we made during our previous Shared Education session.  Everyone had a super day of shared learning! 🌈🌤🌬

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🐮🚜 Farm Safety🚜🐮

 

Julie from HSENI visited St. Columba's to present 'Farm Safety' talks to all key stages.  The interactive presentation encouraged all pupils to stay safe on the farm.  Julie helped us to understand that a farm is a working environment and that machines, animals and chemicals found on the farm pose dangers.  A massive thank you to Julie for such an important and informative presentation. #staysafeonthefarm 🐷🐮🐑🚜

🌟🏆👏🏻 Year 3 win another gold award for their excellent attendance during April! 🌟🏆👏🏻

 

📱We loved using the 'Book Creator' app on the iPads to record instructions on how to make cornflake buns. #makinglearningfun📱

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👏🏻🏆 Year 3 win the 'gold' award for attendance for the month of March! 🏆👏🏻

🌬'Go Fly Your Kite'🌬

 

Mrs Keenan's and Miss Crozier's classes have been working together with Year 3 in Kilrea Primary School as part of our Shared Education Project on the topic of 'Weather'. On Tuesday 21st March, we joined together to enjoy a day of 'wind' related activities. The children had the opportunity to make their own kite and wind buggy during the workshops. We can't wait for a nice windy day to get together and race them! 🌬🏁💨

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 👩🏼‍🍳📆📏 Measure Mayhem in Year 3! 📏📆👨🏻‍🍳

There was 'measure mayhem' in Year 3 as we celebrated 'Maths Week'! As a school, we were focusing on the area of measure and everyone had the opportunity to choose a task to carry out at home in order to get our entire school community involved! A popular task in our class involved carrying out lots of measuring in the kitchen. We were even lucky enough to have the chance to taste many of our homebaked delights in the classroom. Thank you to everyone who took part!

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🙏🏻☘️ A Celebration of Our Irish Saints ☘️🙏🏻

 

The pupils of Key Stage One used a culmination of song, dance, drama, story telling and poetry to honour the lives of St. Columba, St. Brigid and St. Patrick. Thank you to all who attended our assembly!

🍫🍌🍍 Fairtrade Fortnight 🍍🍌🍫

 

Year 3 have been learning all about Fairtrade and it's importance in helping to support the developing world.  As part of 'Fairtrade Fortnight', the children researched Fairtrade products before carrying out and recording 'interviews' with 'Fairtrade farmers'. 

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✨📖📚 World Book Day 2017! 📚📖✨

World Book Day was celebrated in style once again in St. Columba's! We were overwhelmed by the range and high standard of costumes. We really appreciate the time and effort the children and their parents took to bring their favourite book characters to life. Have a look at all the characters we brought to life! Can you guess who we are? 

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Pancake Tuesday fun in Year 3!

 

 

 

Congratulations Jake and Niamh, our Pupils of the Month for February! 🎉🏆

Shared Education with our

Friends in Kilrea Primary School

 

Pupils from Mrs Keenan's and Miss Crozier's classes enjoyed a fun afternoon of games and activities while getting to know their new friends from Kilrea Primary School! 

🍦When Mullins come to visit...🍦

 

Thank you to Alison from Mullins Ice-Cream for coming to visit Miss Crozier's and Mrs Keenan's classes to tell us all about the journey of ice-cream from farm to fridge.  We learned lots of interesting facts about the processes involved when making ice-cream. Everyone enjoyed an ice-cream as a special treat afterwards! #bigcooklittlecook #weloveicecream #communitylinks 🍦🍧🍦🍧

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📱💻 Safer Internet Day! 💻📱

 

We celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7th February.  Together, we highlighted the many of the dangers we face when we are using the internet.  We worked in groups to create a short video to share some rules on how to stay safe online.  Have a look at our finished piece! 

Safer Internet Day!

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🍽🍰Big Cook, Little Cook!🍰🍽

 

Year 3 have been very busy baking during their 'Big Cook, Little Cook' topic!

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🏆🎉 Year 3 were awarded with the golden trophy for attendance for the month of January! 🏆🎉

🎉👏🏻 Congratulations to Oskar and Brajan who were awarded 'Pupil of the Month' for January! 🎉👏🏻 

🎉Happy New Year!🎉

The boys and girls in Year 3 performed a New Year's Assembly on Friday 13th January.  We shared our new year's resolutions with the audience.  We are going to try very hard to keep them! #freshstart #happynewyear 🎉

👏🏻🌟🏆 Congratulations to Rose who was awarded Year 3 Pupil of the Month for December! 👏🏻🌟🏆


 

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Christmas Carol Singing by Year 3!

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🍿🎬 Year 3 enjoy a trip to the Cinema! 🎬🍿

The boys and girls in Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Cinema to see the film 'Moana'. On our journey to Maghera, we sang Christmas songs together to get into the festive spirit! Once there, we relaxed in our seats and enjoyed some treats as we watched the film. What a special treat! 

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👏🏻🌟🏆Congratulations to Shannon, Maja and Tyler who were awarded Pupil of the Month Awards for the month of November! Shannon won the Year 3 Award, Maja won Miss M. Crozier's Award and Tyler was awarded the Principal's Award from Mrs Kielt! 👏🏻🌟🏆

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Year 3 have been learning all about Diwali, the Festival of Light, as part of our Let's Celebrate topic.  Have a look at some of the activities we have been carrying out! 🔦💡🕯🎉✨
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👏🏻🏆🎉 Congratulations to Grace who was awarded the 'Pupil of the Month' for October! 👏🏻🏆🎉
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👻🎃We had a 'spooktacular'

Halloween in Year 3!🎃👻 

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📱Code Week!📱

We had great fun exploring Scratch Junior in Year 3 during Code Week! We learned how to change our Sprite and stage as well as programming directions of movement and adding speech! 📱

 

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📊🔢 Maths Week! 📊🔢

Year 3 carried out a range of activities to investigate 3D shape during Maths Week. We discussed their properties, carried out problem solvimg tasks where we made predictions on which 3D structures would be the strongest before working together to test our predictions! Our new vocabulary included the words edges, verticies and faces.

We also searched for 'maths' in our homes, town and local community by taking part in the whole school 'Maths Eyes' competition. All entries displayed a wonderful variety of 'maths' present in our daily lives. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition  and for the level of enthusiasm and creativity displayed in the entries! #IuseMATHS 📸👀📊

 

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🍁🍂National Poetry Day!🍂🍁

 

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Year 3 had a go at writing acrostic poems about Autumn. After researching Autumn facts together, we were equipped with all the necessary ingredients to create some fabulous poetry! 📝🍁🍂

 

⏹▶️⏺ We're Getting Into 

'Shape' in Year 3! ⏺▶️⏹ 

 

Year 3 have been exploring 2D shape! We had opportunities to work together to sort 2D shapes, discuss 2D shape names and record all their properties before carrying out a 2D shape walk in groups within our school grounds! Have a look at some of the fun we have been having! 

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🎉🏆 Congratulations to Pearse who was awarded Pupil of the Month in Year 3 for September! 🎉🏆

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Year 3 received the Gold Award for attendance in September! Well done everyone! 👏🏻🏆 #aimfor100%

European Languages Day

We celebrated European Languages day this week! Mrs Lavery and Mrs O'Hagan visited Year 3 to teach us some German and Polish words and phrases. 🇩🇪🇵🇱 

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We are exploring the topic 'Ourselves' during September and October.  Have a look at some of the activities we carry out during our A.B.L.

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📖🎉🎈Celebrating Roald Dahl Day!🎈🎉📖

We had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Tuesday 13th September! This years celebration was very special as it marked Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday! 🎂🎈 Our day began by watching a short extract from the BFG Film before recording the dreams we would like to have inside our 'dream jars'. Our dream jars were then put on display in our classroom.  Before bringing our celebrations to a close, we carried out lots of Roald Dahl mental maths activities on our whiteboards! Everyone had a fantastic day! 📖✨

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Budding Artists In Year 3

Year 3 painted beautiful self portraits as part of our topic 'Ourselves'! 🖌🎨

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🌎📚📝International Literacy Day📝📚🌎

Year 3 and Year 3/4 discussed school life in developing countries, with a particular focus on Jamaica. We found out that their schools were not as well equipped as ours and that many children had to walk several miles to and from school every day just to learn to read and write! We walked around our MUGA 10 times which was the equivalent to almost one mile and many of us were exhausted by the time we reached 'school' after lap 10! 🏃🏼 Afterwards, we learned some Jamaican words and phrases and recorded the similarities and differences between their pronounciation and ours. 🇯🇲🌎

 

We Enjoyed Our First Day in Year 3!

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