3rd & 4th Class

Welcome to Our 3rd and 4th Class Page


Back to school



3rd and 4th class have created some beautiful art based on their own self portraits and the masks they would like to design. Can you guess who is behind each mask?



We have been very busy using our new maths program Mathletics both in school and at home. Some children have worked really hard and earned a bronze certificate, Congratulations!



We were practising our running in athletics.


Light and Colour

3rd and 4th class have been very busy learning about all the colours in light. They even got to make their own rainbows using light from the sun.




 Well Done to all the children that have logged into their accounts. You have answered nearly 14,000 questions and spent over 44 hours working on your Maths and English questions. Keep up the great work!

Some Useful links during school closures

Please click link to access learning activities for Rang 3+4. Hope everyone is staying safe during this time. Distance Learning June 1st-19th

Writing Prompts for June:WritingPrompts June

Distance learning May 18th

Distance learning May 4th

Writing Prompts for May: MayWritingPrompts20

Ms Mannion has also set up an online resourse for learning to type: typing.com/join#5EA6F525B2D09 

If you would like to share any of the work you have done during the school closure (writing, fun activities, nature walks, baking, science experiments etc) don’t forget to tag us on twitter @BallygarNs or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ballygarns/

Daily school lessons take place on both RTE at 11am and Cúla4 at 10am or can be watched online.

RTE School Hub: https://www.rte.ie/learn/

Cúla4: https://cula4.com/ga/clair/cula4-ar-scoil/


I have created a list of resources for students and parents on padlet, some of which may be of interest to you and your children. Links to eBooks provided by publishers are also on this page. I will update Padlet regularly throughout the school closures.



Further online resources from Department of Children and Youth Affairs can be found:DCYA Online resources

Home Learning During School Closures

Some 3rd and 4th class students have shared some of the fantastic leaning they have been doing at home while school has been closed. Well done and keep up the good work!

If you have any questions or queries or you would like to share your child’s work contact me at: msmcmanus2020@gmail.com

The SET team can be contacted by email also:

Ms King: ikingbns2020@gmail.com

Mrs Rohan: a.rohan.ballygarns2020@gmail.com 

Ms Mannion: setbns2020@gmail.com

Ancient Egypt

We have been learning a lot about Ancient Egypt this term. 3rd and 4th class even used hieroglyphics.

World Book Day

Lots of different characters came to school on World Book Day.

Class Visitor

3rd and 4th class along with 5th and 6th class had a special visitor come in to share their experience of volunteering in Ethiopia. It was a valuable and insightful experience for all involved. A special thanks to Peter Daly for sharing your experience with us.


Paper Weaving

Pancake Tuesday

3rd and 4th class celebrated Pancake Tuesday by enjoying some delicious pancakes.


Oral Language Presentations

4th class were learning about mythical creatures. They prepared and presented their own presentation based on their own mythical creatures.

Stone Age

We have been learning about life in the Stone Age. Each group researched and presented their own project to the class.


We have been focusing on throwing in P.E. We have had lots of fun practising our skills using  bean bags, balls, javelins, discs and nets.

Winter Art

Hour of Code

We had lots of fun taking part in Hour of Code this year. Each child got the oppertunity to code a game like Flappy Bird, a dance game or a Minecraft  type maze.



We were very busy planting in 3rd and 4th class. We planted our winter window boxes as well as planting some new tyres at the front of our school.

Science Week

Maths Week

3rd and 4th Class had lots of fun during Maths Week! We all took part in Maths For Fun, Maths Trails, Maths games and many competitions. Congratulations to our Mathletes of the week Ethan and Patryk.


As part of the Baboró International Art Festival for Children, we went to the Mattie McDonagh Centre to watch a show.

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Ag an fiaclóir


Hurling and Football

3rd and 4th class have been coached in both football and hurling this term.

School Garden

Some of the Children in 3rd and 4th class were hard at work in the school garden


We have been learning lots of new things in art. We were learning about primary and secondary colours in the colour wheel. We created beautiful trees using pointillism as well as entering some art competitions. Take a look at some of our fantastic work.


Third Class

Fourth Class


We have been practising our  gymnastics we have improved our poses and balance.

Gingerbread Houses

3rd and 4th class constructed 2 gingerbread houses using gingerbread, icing, edible glue and lots and lots of sweets.

Reindeer Painting

3rd and 4th class has a very unusual visitor to our class. Every child got to help design and paint our lovely reindeer. Our reindeer is currently on display in the Galway Christmas markets.

Science Week 2018

For Science Week 2018 each child demonstrated an experiment they researched. We took part in a science quiz with 5th and 6th Class and we also watched a science show. We had a science table in our classroom all week too.

Skype to Sollentuna

3rd and 4th class Skype called a school in Sweden. We learned about school in Sollentuna and we shared information about life in Ireland.


Maths Week 2018

3rd and 4th class took part in many maths activities each day. We did a maths trail around the school and we played maths games for fun.


3rd and 4th Class Earned Golden Time for their PAX Prize.

Each child could bring in a toy to play with in class.

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Some Children Planted New Plants For Winter

3rd and 4th Class Held their own Presidential Election. We also dressed up for Halloween.

We Learned about Autumn

We painted self portraits


Hurling training



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Stone Age Projects

Take a look at the pictures of our Stone Age Projects. We hope you like them!

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Maths Week

3rd and 4th Class partaking in Maths For Fun!

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Making Butter

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3rd and 4th class were learning about farming in the past. We made butter in class using only cream.


We were also learning about where food comes from. Especially all the different plants and grains we eat.  We learned that even sugar can come from a plant. We used plenty of different ingredients that come from the farm in our baking.

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