Junior 3 are so happy to be back at school. In our class this year the adults are Michelle, Lisa, Teresa/Stella and Caitlin. The children are Sean, Christopher, Darragh, Sean, Harry and Tom.
Here is the group of superheroes in Junior 3
Music: The African Drum
Out on a walk to Dangan Nurseries
On Thursday some of us went on a walk up to Dangan Nurseries; not alone did we get to see some lovely flowers but we got to see some animals too- the hens were a firm favourite!
Taking a rest whilst out for our walk!
Bye Bye Butterfly!
Giant Numbers and Letters Puzzle
Our band has really come together; we will be ready to play at all the Summer Festivals!
We have Butterflies!
Festival in a Van
Story Time: Driving My Tractor
This story is a firm favourite in Junior 3, we love the song too- check it out below!
Butterfly Lifecycle Update
Our caterpillars were in their cocoons and it looks like they are nearly ready to transform into butterflies... we are so excited!
Music- The Bongo Drums
Aistear: The Farm
Playing the African Drum
The Hobbit House
Junior 3 had a farm E-I-E-I-O...
Our New Theme for May: The Farm
Here are some baby lambs from a farm in County Galway.
Here is a little calf, soon he will grow into a big cow.
Our caterpillars are now in their cocoons and we have placed them in the butterfly garden, we can't wait to see what happens next!
Our caterpillars have grown very big over the last few days, they are very hungry too! But they don't eat ice-creams like in our story this week of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. We sent our caterpillars off on holidays for the week today; we hope that they will start to make their cocoon homes soon; we can't wait for them to turn into 'big beautiful butterflies'.
Music with the famous Tracy
If you are looking for new band members Tracy make sure to keep us in mind, our vocals and instrument playing is top class!
Practicing our Baseball in Physical Education
The Bonding Blanket
Creativity in Junior 3
Using the balance beam to make a seesaw. how clever are we?
Colour Matching & Athletics in Physical Education
Story Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
We are learning all about the lifecycle of a butterfly, the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' helps us to understand how our caterpillars will grow and hopefully become beautiful butterflies, check out the story below
The Lifecycle of a Frog
There was great excitement in our class this week when we got to take a trip up to the office to watch the tadpoles eating breakfast
Caterpillar Update From Junior 3
Our caterpillars are getting really big, take a look at the picture below to see how big they've grown!
The Lifecycle of a Butterfly Songs
We really hope our caterpillars will grow into beautiful butterflies
Visiting the School Sensory Garden
Bus Outing to the Playground
Following the Hula Hoop Path
Chill Out Zone
Some Very Hungry Caterpillars arrived in Junior 3 this week
Using the Interactive Whiteboard to play Easter games
The Easter Bunny came to visit us!
The Great Junior 3 Bake Off
We had a great afternoon practicing our culinary skills in the classroom; we made chocolate nests with mini-eggs, sampling our delicacies was the best part!... We weren't so keen on the tidy up though
Our first task was to break up the chocolate so it would melt easy in the microwave... some of us tested out the chocolate to make sure it was up to standard!
Next we had to shred our shredded wheat to make it look like straw from a nest... this was so much fun!
Teresa melted the chocolate in the microwave for us... Thanks Teresa!
Then we mixed the melted chocolate in with our shredded wheat!
Then it was time to scoop our mixture into the cupcake cases, this was a messy task and we had to be so careful not to spill any of our precious goods!
Then it was time to decorate our nests with eggs... not real ones though we prefer the chocolate kind!
Let's have an Easter Disco...
A Dinosaur in our classroom
Balancing on the big ball
Look how strong we are...
Practicing our Balance
Physical Education with Karen
Using our iPads to learn
Friday 26th February 2021 brought an end to 'Remote Learning in Junior 3'. It will be so lovely to see everyone back together in school on Monday!
Physical Education with Karen
Working on our Fine Motor Skills
Arts & Crafts we can do at home
There's some chocoholics among us in Junior 3... Why not channel your inner Gordon Ramsay and get baking? Get the whole family involved and happy baking!!
Happy Mid-Term Break Everyone! Michelle, Lisa, Teresa, Stella and Jenna are so proud of the work we have done over the last few weeks at home and in school! We had loads of fun seeing our friends on Zoom and it was lovely to come back to school to see our new playground- thanks Sarah and everyone that made it happen! We are having so much fun!
Saying 'Hello' to our friends and staff on Zoom
Modelling our new Interactive Whiteboard
Happy Birthday... Another Junior 3 birthday this week!
Exploring our new playground!
Bus Outing to Barna Playground
Some fun things to do in the snow
Snow in our new playground
Some fun activities to do at home
Happy Birthday... Party Time!
There's a very big birthday in Junior 3 today! We can't wait to get back to have a party and celebrate in school!
Keep Calm and Dance!
We had such fun with Blaithin on our Zoom Dance class. Check out the songs below and dance along with us!
Here are some activities we can do at home
Who wants to be a Millionaire?.... We Do!!
We had so much fun with Grace and our friends on zoom this week! Our brilliant teamwork meant we got all the questions right. We are expecting our cheque in the post any day now!
We had great fun on Zoom with Blaithin and our friends from school. Below are some of the dances we did.
Arts & Crafts
Some Winter arts & crafts that we can try at home! Have lots of fun!
Junior 3 is full of great scientists, engineers, mathematicians. Try out some of these challenges at home.
Hide & Seek/ Scavenger Hunt
We love finding things that are hiding in the classroom! Have some fun looking for these things around the house- maybe ask some family members to help!
Our theme for the month of January is Winter. Use the video below to practice your Lámh signs for Winter.
Barefoot Books & Songs
Barefoot books are our all time favourite in Junior 3! We listen to them and read along on the interactive whiteboard. Some of us enjoy listening to the stories through our headphones and reading along with the book too.
We love nothing more than to dance in Junior 3. Check out some of our disco moves! We are practicing these dances on our whole school zoom meetings on Wednesday's with our dance teacher Blaithin!
Here are some Yoga poses to practice!
Circle Time Songs
We begin every morning in school with Circle Time. We say 'Hello' to each other and discuss the day, the month, the year and the weather. We love singing and practicing our Lámh signs.
We all got playdoh from Santa when he visited the school. Here are some fun things we can do with our playdoh!
Gather some materials from around the house and have fun making some musical instruments. Pour rice, lentils, pasta into a jar or bottle and shake! Or maybe have a 'Drum Disco' with some pots and pans in the kitchen!
Everyone in Junior 3 would like to wish all their friends and family a Happy New Year! We can't wait to get back to our classroom and have fun together learning with all our friends!
Unwrapping our presents
Presents under the tree
Christmas Jumper Day
We all loved wearing our Christmas jumpers to help raise funds for Crumlin Children's Hospital.
Our Trip to Cappagh Park Playground
We were all so excited on Tuesday last as we got to visit a new playground on our bus outing, we had so much fun on the swings, slides and climbing frame. Check out our lovely pictures below- Spidermen in training!
Mr Piano Man
Sing us a song Mr Piano Man, Sing us a song tonight, We're all in the mood for a melody....
The Magic Glove
This experiment involved some good clean fun... what a mess! We absolutely loved it. Our consistencies were a little off but like every good scientist it's all about trial and error.
An exciting delivery arrived on Monday morning for the boys in Junior 3; we can't wait to see what's inside and have lots of fun with our Science experiments during the week. Little Einsteins in the making!
Three wise men sitting on a bench
Our new swings!
Our band is coming together nicely. We should be ready to hit the charts any day now!
We had such fun at our Halloween fancy dress! We dressed up as pirates, witches, skeletons and we even had a certain Tony Holohan in the classroom for the day! We had a nice little party at the end of the day to round off our first half-term back to school!
Film Stars on RTÉ News
We had great fun being filmed during our Baboro Show.
For Culture Night in Galway this year, Phillida Eves and her team from Baboro brought their show "Hear Our Voice" to the school. Junior 3 and some friends from Junior 2 had great fun collecting pine cones, making a campfire, lying on blankets listening to music while shadow puppets cavorted above. It was a magical, multisensory experience for all the boys!
Bus Outing to Barna Woods
Fine Motor Skills
We had a new teacher when reading our story this week.
Here we are setting up our own band. we would love for you to listen to our music. Here is one of our band members playing the glockenspiel!
After all our hard work, we love to go outside to the playground for some fresh air and meet our other friends from the Junior school bubble.
Once a fortnight we get to go on the school bus to see new places. This week we got to go to Dangan sports complex to run around on the pitches and running track.
We are mathematicians in Junior 3. We absolutely love working with numicon. Numicon helps us to learn our numbers.