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Welcome to Third Class!
Transcript of Welcome to Third Class!
Third Class Overview
Considered the first of the 'senior' classes
Lots of new learning in Maths, English, Irish
Greater level of independence and responsibility expected
Significant jump in difficulty and pace of learning
is very important
More project work
Subjects in Third Class
Roughly 45 minutes every night
Tables, word study and reading are VERY important
Oral/mental homework is just as important as written homework
Homework diary - sign every night
Should be done independently, but with adult guidance
School starts at 9:00 AM SHARP.
Late arrivals will be noted
Arriving 10 minutes late every day is the same as missing SIX full school days during the year
In line with department requirements, attendance is marked before 10 A.M.
Children should have one of these dictionaries:
Try to avoid packaging like tin foil, plastic wrappers and cling film. Use a re-usable bottle rather than juice cartons. We want to keep our GREEN FLAG!
Guided Reading - PM Books
Comprehension - Building Bridges of Understanding
Word Study (Spelling and vocabulary)
Writing genres - recount, report, procedure, exposition
Poetry - One poem a month (typically)
Topics - language in history
Addition and Subtraction to 999
Multiplication and Division
One digit by one digit/ two digit
Fractions - 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/10
Decimals - one tenths (.1, .2, .3 etc.)
Measure in m, cm, kg, g, l, ml
Tell the time in five minute intervals
Asking and answering questions
Pieces from Béal Beo, writing copy
Spelling - Phrases on page
Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine
Social, Environmental and Scientific Education
Working as a historian, scientist and geographer
Homework as preparation
Being aware of the world around us:
Listening to and talking about the news
Visiting local attractions and historical sites, using maps, talking about directions
Checking out library books on topics of interest
Handwriting and Neatness
work should be presented neatly
Date and title
Join the library
Try not to make reading seem like a chore
Investigate your child's interests
Look for high quality children's books
Encourage children's creativity: our strengths lie in different areas!
Learning the tin whistle
Tracksuits on Thursdays
Different strands: gymnastics, games, athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and games
Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)
Goodness Me, Goodness You!
New approach for spelling based in research and spelling development
Teaches spelling patterns that can be applied in writing
3 groups of 4
3 times 4
Useful Irish Websites
www.tearma.ie - Online Irish dictionary
www.abair.ie - Sounds out and reads Irish words