|P3 News 09/10|
June News from Primary 3.
Happy birthday to Samantha Ferns, Ella Hobden and Mary O’Hare who celebrate their 7th birthday this month. July brings a birthday for Hannah, Terri, Julia and Katie McCormick who will all be 8 and definitely ready for Primary 4. August will see Rhiannon, Morgan and Rhianna turning 8, such grown up girls!
Our merit award winners for June were Rhiannon Black for proving how hardworking she can be, Margaret Stewart for being very helpful and Katie Grant McMahon for being very forgiving.
June was a very exciting month for Primary 3. We went on our school trip to the Tayto Factory and Tannaghmore Gardens and Farm. We had an excellent day and the girls got to hold lots of animals. There are lots of photos under Primary 3 trip in school events / outings.
My favourite part of the trip was the Tayto factory because we got to taste crisps. Katie Grant McMahon
My favourite part of the trip was the farm because I got to hold a rabbit. Eimear
I liked the park because Ms Collins went on the giant swing. Leah
I loved the maze! Miss Kelland was the last one out! Shannagh
Sports Day was in June at Threeways pitch. We had a super day and the weather was fantastic! Lots of girls won medals for excellent athletic skills.
Well done to Katie McCormick, Chloe and Eimear for running really fast in the flat race.
Great skipping was done by Aisling, Katie Grant McMahon and Sylvia.
Some girls were very skilled in the obstacle race, Caitlin, Katie McCormick and Mary proved how skilful they were by winning medals.
Our amazing running angels were Ella, Sinead and Margaret.
Aveen, Rebecca Hazzard and Beth were really good at balancing the beanbag on their bat!
The relay race showed great teamwork with Rhiannon, Sinead, Aimee Murray and Caitlin coming in at first place, Rhianna, Morgan, Aimee Hadden and Amy O’Connor’s team came 2nd and Wiktoria, Hannah, Beth and Eimear came 3rd. Well done to all our girls for taking part, they were all super sports! You can see how great we looked in the photograph section.
We also made our bug hotel this month and the Primary 3 girls had ingenious ideas for how to make it very exciting and attractive for the minibeasts. Please have a look at the recording of our bug story in the I.C.T. section. We did the story all by ourselves, getting ready for all the I.C.T. work in Primary 4.
The Primary 7 play was fantastic and the Primary 3 girls can’t wait for their turn to show off their dramatic talents!
We will be sad to leave Primary 3 but can’t wait for the challenge in Primary 4!!
Primary 3 May News.
Well done to our merit award winners this month. Samantha Ferns and Carla Mooney were extremely respectful girls. Katie McCormick was a very friendly girl in our class. Well done!
Happy birthday to Aveen Fitzpatrick, Shannagh Meade, Margaret Stewart and Aimee Hadden who all turned 7 this month. Congratulations girls!
My cousins came down after my party and we played Pass the Parcel. My favourite present was a drawing set. Aveen
I went to my violin lesson; I got a pink violin with sparkles all over it. Aimee H.
We were sad to say goodbye to Szimonetta Pal this month. She has gone back to Hungary. Szimonetta was a great friend to us all and the girls gave her a great send off. We hope to see her again soon.
We took part in the Choral Verse Speaking at Newry Feis and won first place!! The girls were absolutely fantastic and so well behaved. We took home a big cup and a medal, Mrs Monaghan was very proud of the Primary 3 girls. As a treat the girls got ice-cream in a cone!
Lots of the Primary 3 girls went to the Bingo Night in the Dining Hall. It was a great night and helped raise lots of money. Terri Fitzpatrick loved it and was lucky enough to win 4 prizes! Her favourite was a necklace! Well done Terri!
We all took part in the Sponsored Walk to Threeways Pitch. It was a glorious day and the girls showed off their fitness by walking around the pitch 10 times! Have a look at the school photos to see the girls enjoying the walk. The Primary 3 girls raised so much money, £459.50 in total. Wow!
We loved taking part in the May Procession. The girls showed such reverence as we walked around the school grounds singing hymns to Mary and praying. The Primary 3 girls have been working hard to say their rosary each Monday in May.
Our Activity Based Learning Sessions have been going really well and the girls have loved finding minibeasts and sucking them up with their bug finder for a closer look. We can’t wait until June to build our bug hotel. Don’t forget Mums and Dads to send in anything that might be useful.
June is going to be a busy month with our school trip and Sports day so keep checking our photos to see what exciting things we are up to in Primary 3!
Happy birthday to our April birthday girls, Sylvia McEvoy, Amy O’Connor, Chloe Mc Guigan and Rebecca Moan. Well done on reaching the big 7!
I got a puppy and some new clothes. Amy
I got a dress, skirt, leggings and coloured crayons. I went to Rascals with Rebecca, Samantha and my cousins. Rebecca
I went to the swimming pool with my family and after that we went to Cheeky Monkeys with my friends. Sylvia
I went to the park. I got a Japanese doll. Chloe
We had great excitement in Primary 3 this month when our riddles were chosen to be published in a book ‘My First Riddle’. The girls really are poets and I am so proud of them! Fantastic work!
We have been enjoying our new topic ‘New Life’ and have been learning all about Spring, the lifecycle of a tadpole and butterfly and the life of a plant. We planted runner beans in God’s garden and all the girls helped to get the area ready for planting by digging and delving!! Have a look at our photos on the Eco Schools section.
We had a great treat this month and went to see the play ‘Big Bully’. The girls loved it and learned valuable lessons about looking after each other and being good friends:
Don’t be a bully or you will hurt your self at the end because you may get teased. Sinead
When you bully someone, no-one wants to be your friend. Eimear.
The Primary 3 girls got the opportunity to go to the feis in April. They did extremely well and scored very high marks. The adjudicator thought they were fantastic and just didn’t have enough certificates and medals. Well done to those girls, Katie McCormick, Aimee Hadden, Ella Hobden, Terri Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Hazzard, Amy O’Connor, Hannah Kiley, Aveen Fitzpatrick, Eimear Boyle, Sonia Boland and Rebecca Moan. Some of our girls entered the feis with their Speech and Drama group so well done to Sinead O’Hare, Aisling Gallagher and Rhiannon Black. Such talented girls we have in our class!!
March news from P3
‘I had great fun and my favourite present was my new pyjamas from Ella. They are blue/green in colour and they have ‘Pretty Butterfly on them’. Beth
‘My favourite present was what Eimear got me. It has lots of shampoos and fizzy balls for the bath. I had a chocolate fountain at my party!’ Katie
We had a very special visitor this month to our class. Flat Stanley, a book character made by the Primary 3 boys in the Abbey, spent some time with us and the girls had a ball showing him all the wonderful things we do in St. Clare’s. Please have a look at the photos on school events and on our class photos to see all the things we did with him. The girls wrote letters back to the boys in the Abbey and showed off their great literacy skills. The Abbey were amazed at their beautiful work!
World Book Day was a great success in our school and the Primary 3 girls loved reading with Miss O’Hare’s Primary 6 class during Paired Reading. The girls produced some lovely book marks and posters showing their favourite book and these are all displayed in our school library. They make it look so bright and inviting! Well done to the Primary 3 winners of our World Book Day competition, Shannon McCabe, Ella Hobden, Katie McCormick, Hannah Kiley and Aveen Fitzpatrick. The girls were so proud of themselves and received a lovely book for their efforts.
We were very proud of Rebecca Moan who starred in the dance show in the City Hall in Newry. We have such talented girls in our school.
‘I had to wear a beehive in my hair, eyeliner on my eyes, lipstick and a beauty spot because I was acting as Amy Winehouse’. Rebecca
The Primary 3 girls had great fun on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrated in style.
‘I went to Downpatrick. We went on a train and we watched the parades’. Mary
‘I was on my holidays in Poland. There was lots of snow. I saw my granny and grandad and I saw my brother’. Julia
‘I went to Kilbroney Park with my cousins. We were having great fun playing chase’. Shannagh. Happy Easter from P3.
Our P3 news for February.
Happy birthday to our February birthday girl, Leah Hughes, who turned 7 this year. Such a responsible age!
We loved having our grandparents in school this month and some girls got such gorgeous photos taken with their grandparents. The girls made lovely posters as a gift for their grandparents and wrote some lovely things about how great they are!
The Primary 3 girls wrote super riddles and have entered them into the Young Writers Competition ‘My First Riddle’. The girls used great adjectives and really showed off their literacy skills. We are really hoping their efforts will be rewarded. Watch this space! Anyone wishing to read the amazing riddles please see the home page of our website.
Our Safe and Sound topic has been going really well and the girls are becoming so responsible, knowing how to keep themselves safe in all sorts of situations. They also did beautiful pieces of art work to show animals keeping safe by camouflaging themselves.
‘I painted a lion and I did orange grass so the lion could hide’. Eimear
‘I painted a lion and I camouflaged it with grass’. Aveen
‘I painted a dolphin hiding under the water’. Rebecca Moan
‘I did a jellyfish under the sea. They are away under the sea and you can’t see them because the sea is very dark’. Aimee Murray.
Rhianna Rooney was part of the St. Mary’s club who won a shield for singing ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ in the feis. Well done to Rhianna. We were very proud when her group sang for us all at assembly.
Primary 3 January News.
Well done to our January merit award winners. Terri Fitzpatrick for being extremely polite and Rhianna Rooney for being a responsible member of our class.
P3 December news.
My favourite part was when the cats said their lines together. Ella.
My favourite part was when I moved up through the hall because it was ‘rocking’. I wanted to be so expressive for my mummy. Terri.
I loved when the angels were singing and dancing. Szimonetta
Well done to our Merit award winners this month. Mary O’Hare won the hardworking award, Rebecca Moan won the helpful award and Wiktoria Kasak was the most forgiving girl this month.
Happy birthday to our December birthday girls. Rebecca Hazzard, Carla Mooney, Wiktoria Kasak and Aimee Murray are all seven this month.
We have been celebrating for Christmas this month. We made cards for our family. Rhianna
We made reindeers using our hand prints and foot prints. Aisling
We made advent wreaths to get ready for Christmas. Sinead
Santa came to our classroom and gave us presents. It was so exciting. Hannah.
Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and happy Christmas. Mrs Donnelly.
November News from Primary 3.
Well done to Aveen Fitzpatrick for winning the Merit Award for being so polite. Sylvia McEvoy was the most responsible girl this month. The Hazzard girls, Rebecca and Olivia have been showing great respect in both their classes! Eimear Boyle has been so friendly this month, showing a great example to all her friends.
During November we remembered all the people in our families who had died and gone to heaven. The Primary 3 girls were very prayerful this month and they had great ideas for what they think heaven might look like.
We made candles to remember the people who had died.Sonia.
Our new topic is Transport. The girls have loved finding out about Transport in the past and designing futuristic vehicles. The girls loved building vehicles with Knex and programming the Beebot to move in different directions. Eimear especially loved playing in the Travel Agents during Activity Based Learning and really wanted to go to Spain! Mrs Donnelly.
We went out on the footpath to look for different kinds of transport and we did a traffic survey. The most popular transport vehicle was a car.Sinead
We read lots of books to find out how transport looked in the olden days. My favourite was the old horse and cart. Hannah
We made vehicles out of clay. I made a boat. Samantha
We were learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We made a lovely 2D picture with our friend in class and they have made our classroom so colourful.
We also made vehicles at home from lots of different shapes. I made a Westlife Tour Bus. Beth
We got new games for our Numeracy area. We can use these to make us really good at Numeracy. Morgan
We made posters for anti-bullying week. Sonia’s poster and my poster are going to be displayed in the school. Rhiannon
We were learning about Road Safety and the girls love doing their new Scooter books. It fitted in so well with our topic and the girls are showing great maturity. Mrs Donnelly.
Primary 3 October News.
Well done to our merit winners. Beth Rodgers was the friendliest girl in our class. Sophia Crawley was the most hardworking. Caitlin Pinnington was a very helpful girl in our class and Sonia Boland was the most forgiving.
Shannon McCabe is a big 7 year old now so well done to Shannon.
After my party in Cheeky Monkey’s me and my cousin went back to my granny’s house and my cousin James sang ‘For she’s a jolly good fellow’.Shannon.
Our treat for being the best class at lining up went really well. It was a long walk but all our lovely sweets made it worthwhile! The girls showed great road safety awareness and were so well mannered and behaved Well done to them all. Mrs Donnelly.
We went to the cinema to see Ratatouille. My favourite part was when Remy’s brother was eating the cheese. Caitlin.
I liked the part when all the rats were sneaking into the kitchen of the restaurant. Sylvia.
My favourite bit was the advert. There were aliens controlling a boy trying to take him to their spaceship and he kept falling back down into his house. Sophia.
I liked the part when Linguini and Collette kissed because it was the funniest part. Morgan
Miss Kelland made our classroom look really scary for Halloween and we did great Halloween activities on our last week.
We made fireworks by painting with our fingers. Amy O’Connor.
We made chocolate apples. We had to dunk the apples into the chocolate and swirl them around. Then we added sprinkles. Rebecca Hazzard.
The Halloween performance went really well and the girls all looked so spooky! They said their poem ‘Do you Dare"so well and were full of confidence. The bonfire was very exciting and the girls had great fun in the afternoon eating sweets, dancing to weird and wonderful music and watching a great movie. What a great end to our half term!
Primary 3 September for news.
Welcome back to all our Primary 3 girls, especially Margaret who is new to our school. The girls are working really hard to make Margaret feel at home! Well done to our merit winners, to Amy O’Connor for being the most polite girl in the class so far, to Ella Hobden for showing us how to be responsible and sensible and to Shannon McCabe for being our very respectful girl. Shannon has been our eco monitor, switching off lights and the whiteboard and making sure we are helping to save our environment. My Primary 3 girls have really being showing the rest of the school how to behave by winning the ‘best line’ 4 weeks in a row. They also won the trophy for having the most mission money. What a class! Mrs Donnelly.
We are going to the cinema because Mrs Monaghan thought we were the best class. Katie McCormick
I won a certificate for reading six books over the Summer. Ella
I went to a ball, I looked so pretty. First I went upstairs with my friends to have food, then I got to dance. I took my photos to school. Katie Grant McMahon.
We have been doing experiments with things all about water. Shannon.The Primary 3 girls have been loving our 'Water topic' and have been experimenting to see which materials are waterproof, which things dissolve in water and which things float and sink. The girls have planned to find out so much about water and are using non-fiction books and the internet to answer some of their questions. They have been learning how to do marbling and have made some lovely pieces of art. Such smart girls! Mrs Donnelly.