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Welcome to Third Class!

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on 30 September 2015

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Transcript of Welcome to Third Class!

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
Attendance
every day
is very important
More project work

Subjects in Third Class
Homework
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:

Healthy Eating
Sandwiches
Fruit
Water Juice
Crisps Sweets
Chocolate
Fizzy Drinks
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!
Questions?
English

READING
Guided Reading - PM Books
Comprehension - Building Bridges of Understanding
Library reading
Word Study (Spelling and vocabulary)
WRITING
Handwriting
Writing genres - recount, report, procedure, exposition
Literacy Leap
ORAL LANGUAGE
Poetry - One poem a month (typically)
Topics - language in history
Mathematics
Operations
Addition and Subtraction to 999
Multiplication and Division
One digit by one digit/ two digit
Tables
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
Gaeilge (Irish)
Gaeilge Labhartha
(Spoken Irish)
Asking and answering questions
Léitheoireacht
(Reading)
Pieces from Béal Beo, writing copy
Scríbhneoireacht
(Writing)
Gaeilge copy
Spelling - Phrases on page
Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine
Social, Environmental and Scientific Education
Geography
History
Science
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
All
work should be presented neatly
Date and title
Neat handwriting
Skip lines
Important skill!
Suggestions
Join the library
Read aloud
Try not to make reading seem like a chore
Investigate your child's interests
Look for high quality children's books
Arts Education
Music
Visual Arts
Drama
Encourage children's creativity: our strengths lie in different areas!
Learning the tin whistle
Physical Education
Tracksuits on Thursdays
Different strands: gymnastics, games, athletics, aquatics, outdoor adventure and games
Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE)
Goodness Me, Goodness You!
www.staysafe.ie
www.gmgy.ie
Word Study
New approach for spelling based in research and spelling development
Teaches spelling patterns that can be applied in writing
Sort
Write
Hunt
Games
Maths Language
Multiplication
3 groups of 4
3 times 4
Array
double
triple/treble
x
Maths Language
Division
Divide
Share
Fair share
Split
Remainder
Useful Irish Websites
www.tearma.ie - Online Irish dictionary
www.abair.ie - Sounds out and reads Irish words
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