3rd Class Book List

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SCOIL MHUIRE, BALLINCOLLIG THIRD CLASS BOOK LIST 2017/’18

BOOK RENTAL

Book Rental fee: €25 (to be paid the first week of September)

Rental of the following:

  1. English Class Reader (Wonderland Series, Stage 3, Book 1 “Get Set” C.J. Fallon)

  2. English Class Novel

  3. Literacy Leap 3rd Class (A Supplementary Programme for Primary English, Folens)

  4. Spelling Made Easy, Level 1 & 2 (Violet Brand, Brand Books)

  5. Busy at Maths 3 (C.J. Fallon)

  6. Unlocking S.E.S.E. 3rd Class (Folens)

  7. Grow in Love (Third Class/Primary 5) (Religion)

BOOKS TO BE BOUGHT NEW OR SECONDHAND

  1. New Wave Mental Maths 3 (This can only be bought new)

  2. Béal Beo 3 (Edco) (This can only be bought new)

  3. Chambers New School Dictionary (C.J. Fallon)

OTHER REQUISITES

Scoil Mhuire Homework Journal (only available in school shop for €2)

A4 Display Book

Two A4 size (88 page) ‘memorandum’ copybook

Two 120 page copybooks

Five 88 page copybooks

Two 88 page Sum Copies (7 mm small squares)

Pencil; Eraser; Parer; 30 cm ruler

Red Biro

Colouring Pencils

Pritt Stick (with pupil’s name on it)

PLEASE PAY TO CLASS TEACHER OR SECRETARY

15 for VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOCOPYING (OR €30 PER FAMILY)


Touch Typing

Touch typing is an important skill in today’s technical world and it takes time to develop both speed and accuracy. We have set up accounts for the children in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th classes on Typing.com. The children will have a chance to practise touch typing during their weekly computer class. We would greatly encourage additional practice at home if possible. The children each have an individual login and password that can be used at home as well as at school, this means they can continue from where they left off every time they log in. Some children may enjoy keeping up with their typing over the summer holidays!

Some tips for typing practice:

  • Sit comfortably with your feet on the floor. You may need to adjust the height of your seat or table and adjust the screen so you can see it comfortably.
  • Your keyboard should be at a height that allows your elbows to be bent about 90 degrees and close to your sides.
  • Try not to look at the keyboard while you type -you can cover your fingers with a piece of kitchen paper if you can’t resist that temptation.
  • Don’t rush -you will get faster with time as you become accustomed to where the keys are and which finger needs to reach for them. A little practice done often goes a long way!
  • As always, be careful when working online: be safe and report anything that you are uncomfortable with to a teacher or to your parent / guardian.

 


Active School Week – Are you ready?

Next week it will be Active School Week here at Scoil Mhuire. We aim to include a variety of fun activities that everyone can enjoy. The girls will need to wear their track suit all week. We have a lot of activities planned, including:

  • Dance at 10;
  • Dance Fit;
  • Jigsaw Relays;
  • Zumba;
  • Teddy Bears Picnic (Infant classes);
  • School Circuit;
  • Table Tennis (rang 3);
  • Run 1k in a day;
  • “Sports for All Day” is planned for Tuesday!

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some fine weather. Check back on the school blog for reviews of the activities and some pictures of the children in action!


Christmas Shows 2016

We hope you will have enjoyed some of our Christmas shows this year. For the first time we experimented with a variety of venues for our Christmas performances: some of our Christmas productions were performed on stage at the community theatre; some were in the spacious community centre hall; and the infant classes performed in the school hall. Each class group produced a show of their choice and parents were invited to come and enjoy the festivities. Colourful costumes, music, interesting story lines and most importantly the girls’ creativity and talents made each performance unique and special. It has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and a great end to 2016!


Junior and Senior Infants had three very successful showings of “Whoops-a-Daisy Angel” in the school hall. Poor Whoops-a-Daisy got everything wrong to begin with, but it all worked out in the end with the safe arrival of Baby Jesus. It was amazing to see such young children taking charge of the stage, singing all their songs, remembering lines and enjoying the story of Christmas. Well done to all involved!


Our first and second class groups joined forces to produce a show called “The Smallest Angel”. 5 Angels were sent on a mission to find the best place on earth for Baby Jesus to be born. They didn’t have much luck until the smallest angel, exhausted from her travels, took a nap in a stable in Bethlehem…..which was of course the perfect spot for Jesus to be born. The girls really enjoyed giving us a tour of the world in this show. We loved the international aspect of it all, as well as the wonderful singing, dancing and acting! Bravo everyone!!


Third class decided to host an awards event this year: “The Stars are Coming out for Christmas”. There were some very worthy contestants: Christmas Cards; the Christmas tree; Santa and his elves; and Christmas Dinner. A surprise last minute entry, “Beth” – the star of Bethlehem (the celestial sort) stole the show and won the award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Christmas”. In this show we loved the jokes that just kept on coming from reporters on the red carpet, the professional hosting of the event, the music, the dancing and the poetry. Everyone contributed to make this show outstanding – the girls were all stars!


Fourth class decided to take the traditional well loved story of the “Magic Toy Shop”. Hans, the toy maker had terrible trouble when his cat Grudles got up to mischief and all the toys came to life for one night! There were marching soldiers, dancing dolls, puppets, a rocking horse and even a jack in the box! It almost ended in disaster when Han’s precious porcelain doll fell and broke…but fortunately the other toys were able to find some glue and put her back together again. The costumes were stunning! The acting was top class! The audience loved the story-line and the animated characters. What a wonderful performance – well done girls!


Fifth class created their very own “Christmas Goggle Box” -based on the popular TV show. They worked hard on their script to include some of their favourite shows and a lot of humour – such a creative and smart group of children! We saw a typical family gathered around the TV watching a variety of shows and celebrities including Donald Trump & Melania, Ryan Tibridy on the Toy Show, Dathaí & Máire from the Today Show and even some X-Factor extracts! We were most impressed that our girls created a script with such humour and insight and that the actresses captured each character so well!


The Sixth Class show was a pantomime – all in rhyme! Oh yes it was!!! Cinderella was looking for a fella and her ugly sisters were of course getting in the way, with their big feet! Red Hot Cinders was jam packed with Irish dancing, pop dancing, a minuet and singing, not to mention top notch acting as you would expect in a pantomime! We had audience involvement as the two sixth class teachers danced with the classes to compete for the spotlight – fortunately both classes were winners! There was great humor and the girls were so confident on stage. Weren’t they great? Oh yes they were!


A special word of thank you to parents, teachers and others who contributed to the performances – providing costumes, practicing songs and lines, calming nerves, stage management, introductions, script writing, the set, photography, sound, stage painting, lighting, road crossing, putting out chairs and many other tasks.