January in Ms Carty’s 3rd Class

We are all very glad that January is finally over and Spring has started to arrive. We would like to show you some of our hard work from January.

As the weather was quite cold and frosty, we decided to make some bird feeders to hang on the trees near our playground. We mixed suet with sunflower seeds and put the sticky mixture into little cups. We used some string to hang them from the twigs and branches.  We couldn’t believe the food was mostly gone the next day!

In our History lessons in January, we were learning about the great Irish explorer, Tom Crean. We loved learning about his life and his exciting adventures. We watched a great documentary about Tom Crean and it really made us realise how tough his expeditions must have been on Antartica. We created some black and white chalk drawings based on different aspects of his life story.

In some of our Art lessons, we practiced our still life drawing skills. We actually used our own shoes and runners. We think they look very cool.  Printing was also very cool. We made our own print stamps using string and then dipped them in paint. We made great patterns by repeating our stamp in a variety of ways.

This week, we were very proud to put the finishing touches to our narrative story books. Everybody in our English group worked really hard in January to plan, draft and edit their own story. We then illustrated them and designed our own book covers. We have really enjoyed reading each others stories.