World Book Day and Our Official Library Opening!

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This week was such an exciting week in school. We have been celebrating all things BOOKS! On Thursday 2nd March we celebrated World Book Day. We went on a Where’s Wally Hunt all around the school grounds, shared some of our very favourite books with the class, and made some fabulous monster bookmarks! for homework we did some EXTREME READING and we really did take it to the extreme!

World Book Day Gallery:

Extreme Reading with 3rd Class:

The Opening of our School Library:

On Friday 3rd March, we celebrated the official opening of our school library. We had a whole school assembly led by The Student Council who had some Book Quiz Questions, we sang ‘The Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book (by Rudyard Kipling) and had a super countdown to the ribbon being cut! We were also visited by Rev. Lesley Robinson who blessed our new library.

We then got to have some story time with Springdale’s most famous story teller – Ms. Downes! Some of our mums and dads had been taught by Ms. Downes when they were in Springdale too. Ms. Downes read an extract of ‘The Giggler Treatment’ by Roddy Doyle to us and we loved it! We can’t wait to read the rest of it in class with Ms. Sheridan. We also got to have some juice and treats after our story time!

Money Money Money

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Third Class have been learning all about Money in maths recently. Sometimes it’s tricky to complete sums using money because lots of people use cards instead of cash now! We took out the coins and notes, had a really good look at them, and used them to help us with our sums.

Once we had a grasp on how to use, add and subtract money, as well as work out change, we started on some money projects! We have worked with a partner to create our own shop, decide what products would be on sale as well as what each product would cost. Now we’re writing our own maths problems for others to solve about our shops.

We will share our completed projects soon, but in the meantime, have a look at some of our work below…

Money – Maths Game

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We have been learning about Money in maths recently and we’re now working on some Money Projects too. For a little extra practice, have a go at this game. Make sure to select the EU flag (to get Euro), click ‘mixed coins’ and then in the ‘Give Change’ column, select ‘€1 to €10’. This is the one we practised already in school πŸ™‚

World Book Day – Extreme Reading!

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Today, 2nd March 2023, we are celebrating World Book Day in school with lots of fun activities. We love reading in our class and are loving our new library system in Springdale. We are also so excited for the Grand Opening of our New School Library on Friday, 3rd March!

For homework today, we are going to do some Extreme Reading. Extreme Reading is when we pick a book we’re reading at the moment (or maybe our very favourite book ever) and we read it in the most extreme places or positions! Please take some photos and email them to Ms. Sheridan. We’ll put together a blog post to show off just how extreme we can be when reading.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking πŸ™‚


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We have been really enjoying our work on Data in maths since coming back to school after mid-term! We learned that ‘data’ is just a fancy word for ‘information’. We learned lots of new words as well as about the process of collecting data using a survey and tally marks, representing data on a pictogram, block graph or bar chart, and finally interpreting data from these graphs and charts. We also learned about the x axis and y axis. Some teachers even thought they’d just walked into a 6th Class classroom when they heard us sharing our knowledge! Take a look at our group data projects. Next we will be coming up with some tricky questions about our graphs to test each other!

A part of our lessons, we used this song to help us remember how tally marks are used:

Check out our fantastic data projects below: