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🌟Welcome to our Year 3 class page!🌟

Our teacher is Mrs Keenan and our classroom assistants are Mrs McAleese and Miss Doherty. Our page will keep you updated on all our class news including photographs of activities we carry out in Year 3.

🌟Year 3 2021-22🌟

Article 28: 'Every child has the right to an education'. 

🔴⚪️Doire Abú🔴⚪️
We are all supporting our County Minor and Senior footballers in their All-Ireland quest. Up Derry! 

🌟Tamara🌟

The boys and girls in Year 3 have had fun enhancing their film and animation skills while retelling the story of ‘Tamara’ using the Adobe Spark app. Have a look at one of fantastic finished pieces. #digitalliteracy 

Tamara

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🏃🏻‍♂️Daily Mile 10 Year Anniversary🏃🏼‍♀️
 

We joined in celebrating 10 years of ‘The Daily Mile’. We ran our mile in our school playground before completing some fun circuit exercises. 
 

Article 24: Every child has the right to education on health and well-being. 

🐣🐰Easter Egg Hunt 🐰🐣

We had great fun participating in an Easter Egg Hunt around our school grounds.

 

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

💨 Blow Me Away! 💨
Year 3 have been exploring the topic ‘What’s the Weather?’. We made wind socks and had great fun testing them out! 

Our Windsocks

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☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations ☘️

 

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by coming to school dressed in green and participating in a range of fun activities. 

Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion. 

 

💕International Women’s Day 💕

Year 3 celebrated International Women’s Day by listening to how many influential women in both the past and present day have changed the world. We shared our pictures and thoughts on all the special women who are inspirational in our lives. 
 

Article 2: The Convention applies to every child without discrimination. 
 

Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them. 
 

Article 13: Every child must be free to express their thoughts and

opinions. 

📚 World Book Day 📚

 

We celebrated World Book Day in style in St. Columba’s. Everyone came to school dressed in their pyjamas and brought their favourite bedtime story. 

 

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

🥞Pancake Tuesday🥞

Year 3 enjoyed some tasty pancakes with delicious toppings!

 

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

💭 ‘Growing Together’ 💭


To mark Children’s Mental Health Week, we read the story’ ‘The Big Bag of Worries’ and made our own worry monsters. Worry monsters are very useful creatures as they read your worries and munch them up so that you no longer carry them around with you. We discussed all the ways that we can help reduce our worries and that we should always speak to an adult about any worries that we have. 
 

Article 24: Every child has the right to education on health and well-being.

💻📱Safer Internet Day 📱💻

 

We celebrated Safer Internet Day in Year 3. This year’s theme is ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’. We carried out discussions in class on online gaming before recording our digital footprints.

🙏🏻Catholic Schools Week🙏🏻


The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week was ‘Live Life to the Full’. We explored our theme through a week long programme of events and activities. 
 

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

❤️👵🏻Grandparent’s Day👴🏼 ❤️

 

Year 3 made beautiful flowers sharing reasons why they love their grandparents. We also recited a special poem to share with our grandparents near and far. We especially remember all our grandparents who have gone to heaven. 

‘Grandparents’

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🎶 Making Music 🎶 

 

Year 3 are exploring an Into Film project on the recent Disney release, ‘Encanto’. As part of our exploration of rhythm, we made our own musical instruments from recyclable materials. 
 

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

💫Starry Night 💫

We enjoyed painting our version of ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. 


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

🎄Christmas Treats🎄 

The boys and girls in Year 3 were very grateful to receive some festive treats! 

🧦Odd Socks Day🧦
We celebrated ‘Odd Socks Day’ to mark the beginning of ‘Anti-Bullying Week’. #onekindword 

🌟Ditch the Dark Day🌟

Year 3 donned their brightest and lightest clothing on Ditch the Dark Day and made active journeys to and from school. In class, we discussed the need to wear bright and reflective clothing when we are out and about at this time of year, especially as mornings and evenings as they are much darker. 

 

🍂🍁Outdoor Classroom Day🍁🍂

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

 

Article 29: Education must encourage the child's respect for the environment. 

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

🌍 COP26 🌍

We have been discussing the importance of this year's climate change conference, COP 26, which is taking place from 31st October - 12th November. We have all pledged to do our bit to make a difference and wanted to help spread the word by designing some posters! #togetherforourplanet

 

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s respect for the environment.

🎃👻 Halloween Fun 👻🎃

💻📱Code Week📱💻

To celebrate Code Week, we explored the Beebot app to enhance our coding skills.  #HourofCode #codeweek

 

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

🎉Attendance Award🎉

Year 3 came 2nd place in the September attendance awards! Well done everyone! 

🍁🍂 Autumn 🍂🍁

We painted beautiful autumn trees.


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

🇮🇪🇵🇱🇩🇪 European Languages Day 2021🇩🇪🇵🇱🇮🇪
Mrs Lavery visited our class to teach us some German words and phrases in celebration of European Languages Day on

Sunday 26th September. 
 

Article 8: Every child has the right to an identity. 
Article 30: Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family. 

📚 Roald Dahl Day 📚

 

Year 3 shared lots of wonderful notions of our perfect dreams before we recorded them in our 'dream jar', inspired by the BFG. 

Article 28 'Every child has the right to an education'. 

 

 

🦋🌼Wildflower Garden🌼🦋

 

The boys and girls in Year 3 enjoy admiring our beautiful wildflower garden.  We  spotted many butterflies paying a visit while we were there too!

 

Article 29: '...Education must encourage respect for the environment'. 

 

 

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