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๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŸ Welcome to our Year 3 class page! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒˆ

Our teacher is Mrs Keenan. Our page will keep you updated on all our class news including photographs of activities we carry out in Year 3.

Article 28, ‘every child has the right to a good quality education’. 

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป St. Columba's 1500th Anniversary ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

 

St. Columba's feast day is celebrated on the 9th June. This year, we celebrate 1500 years since the birth of St. Columba. To mark this special occasion, we joined the online celebration of Mass from St. Anne's and created beautiful artwork depicting the life of St. Columba.

 

Article 14: Every child has the right to practise their religion. 

๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰Year 3 Sports Day๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰

 

We had great fun in the sun participating in our year group Sports Day on Friday 4th June. 

 

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Developing our Computational Thinking Skills ๐Ÿ“ฑ

We are learning to develop our computational thinking skills by exploring the Beebot App. Our task is to guide Beebot to a specific location by inputing a series of directions. 

 

'Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities.'

๐Ÿ”ตโ—พ๏ธ๐Ÿ”บ We're 'shaping up'! ๐Ÿ”บโ—พ๏ธ๐Ÿ”ต

 

Year 3 had great fun creating 2D shapes on the iPads and discussing their properties. 

 

'Article 29: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities' 

๐Ÿšฒ ๐Ÿ›ดThe Big Pedal ๐Ÿ›ด ๐Ÿšฒ

 

We participated in the Big Pedal Challenge 2021. Each day during the challenge we walked, cycled, scooted to school. 

'Article 21: Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full.   It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.'

 

๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸธBusy in the Garden๐Ÿธ๐ŸŒฑ

Year 3 have been very busy preparing our vegetable garden for seedlings this week. We even spotted some tadpoles in our mini-pond! ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿธ 
Article 29: ‘Education must encourage our respect for the environment’. 
Article 24 ‘Every child has the right to the best possible health’.

๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฑEarth Day 2021๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ

We carried out a scavenger hunt to mark Earth Day 2021. We searched for lots of insects, mini-beasts and foliage. 

Article 29 ‘Education must encourage our respect for the environment'. 

โค๏ธ Our Favourite Thing โค๏ธ

While exploring Articles 12 and 13, we shared our thoughts on our favourite things in the whole world! 

Article 12 'Every child has the right to express their views...'

Article 13 'Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions...'. 

๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Easter Artwork ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŽจ


We recreated the scene on Calvary by painting these striking silhouettes.  
 

Article 30: 'Every child has the right to use the language, customs and religion of their family'. 


Article 31: 'Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities'.  

๐ŸŒˆ Outdoor Play ๐ŸŒˆ

The boys and girls in Year 3 love exploring our wonderful outdoor play area.

Article 29 Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. 

Article 31 Every child has the right to relax and play. 

โ˜˜๏ธSt. Patrick's Day Celebrationsโ˜˜๏ธ

 

Year 3 dressed in green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday 16th March. We learned all about the life of St. Patrick, our Patron Saint. 

 

Article 31: Every child has the right to take part in a wide range of cultural activities. 

๐Ÿ‘ซ We are happy to see our friends again.๐Ÿ‘ซ

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

 

๐Ÿ“š World Book Day ๐Ÿ“š

 

We had great fun celebrating World Book Day in Year 3. We are currently reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl as our class novel so our activities were based on the story. Our activities included designing delicious chocolate bars, becoming illustrators as well as dressing up as our favourite characters, reading in unusual places and completing a range of many more fun tasks. Although we celebrated World Book Day at home this year during remote learning, we certainly had great fun! 

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

 

๐Ÿงฎ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ญ World Maths Day๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿงฎ

 

Year 3 participated in a range if fun activities to mark World Maths Day 2021. We enjoyed carrying out a maths trail and completing maths challenges at home. 

Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. 

๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ Fairtrade Fortnight ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿซ

 

We have been learning all about the impact and significance of supporting Fairtrade during our celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight. We designed posters to spread the message! 

 

Article 29 - Your education should help you learn to protect the environment and respect other people.

 

Article 32 - If you work you have the right to be safe and paid fairly.

 

Article 36 - You have the right to protection from any kind of exploitation.

 ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป Safer Internet Day 2021 ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ฑ

 

An internet we trust: exploring reliability

in the online world.

 

Year 3 pupils celebrated Safer Internet Day a little differently this year. Our theme, 'An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’ was explored through participation in a range of activities throughout all classes. Now, more than ever, we are all spending more time on line. The importance and significance of celebrating together has never been greater!

 

Article 16: You have the right to privacy.

Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt, in body or mind.

Article 8: You have the right to protect your identity.

Article 17: You have the right to access information from a variety of sources. 

๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป Grandparents Day 2021 ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป

 

We celebrated Grandparents Day with a difference this year but we all made a big effort to tell our Grandparents how much they are loved.

 

Article 14: Every child has the right to practise their religion. 

Article 30: 'Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family.'

There's Only One Me! 

 

Year 3 explored their unique qualities while learning about Article 2 - the convention applies to everyone without discrimination; Article 19 - we have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated, in body or mind; Article 37 - no-one is allowed to punish you in a cruel or harmful way. 

 Christmas Jumper Day

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„

Year 3 donned their Christmas jumpers to mark Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December. This year, we collected donations in support of the Christmas Family Appeal organised by the Education Authority.  This money will be used by St. Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army to help many families this Christmas.  

We designed our own Christmas jumpers!

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We welcomed everyone to our Virtual Nativity Story!

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We Three Kings

๐Ÿคด๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿป๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝ

Year 3 have been very busy getting creative!

We made the three kings from the Nativity scene. 

 

Article 29: ' Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full'. 

Article 30: 'Every child has the right to use the language, customs and religion of their family'

Article 31: 'Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities'.  

 

 ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ŠData Handling in Year 3๐Ÿ“Š๐Ÿ“ฑ

We have been exploring the area of data handling in numeracy. The children had great fun recording data, saving and presenting their work using the iPads. #makingmathsfun #managingdata

 

Article 28: You have the right to good quality education'. 

 

๐Ÿ–ŒWe painted our own version of

๐ŸŒŸ'The Starry Night'๐ŸŒŸ

by Vincent van Gogh๐Ÿ–Œ

Article 29 states 'Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full.' 

Article 31: 'Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities'.  

Year 3 have been learning about Article 16: 'You have the right to privacy'. We made signs to use in quiet areas at home to make others aware of our wish to enjoy a quiet moment. 

๐ŸŒˆAnti -Bullying Week 2020๐ŸŒˆ

#unitedagainstbullying

Year 3 were very busy during Anti-Bullying Week. We kicked the week off with Odd Socks Day when we each wore odd socks to remind us of what makes us unique. We also participated in a range of fun activities and discussion around this year's theme; United Against Bullying. To end the week, we celebrated World Children's Day with a range of fun activities and games. 

 

Article 20: ‘Your education should help you to respect other people'. 

Article 12, ‘The view of every child must be taken seriously'. 

Article 19 'You have the right to be protected from being hurt or mistreated, in body or mind'. 

Article 31 ‘You have the right to rest and play'. 

 

๐Ÿ‚Enjoying the Autumn Leaves๐Ÿ‚

The boys and girls in Year 3 took full advantage of all the wonderful colour in the natural environment within our outdoor learning area this autumn. We collected some leaves and other items to use in our autumn artwork. 

 

Article 29 states that 'your education should help you use and develop your talents snd abilities'. 

Article 31: 'Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities'.  

Drawing God Day

We celebrated 'Drawing God Day' by creating beautiful drawings to represent how we see God in our lives.

Article 14 states that 'every child has the right to practise their religion'.