In P3, we hope to further develop the students' productive and receptive skills. We focus on developing reading strategies to encourage the child to read for pleasure and information. Emphasis is on creative writing, through class diaries, recording their experiences. Here students tend to be strong is expressing themselves. It is also important to develop their receptiveness to oral language. The traditional skills of grammar and spelling are especially pertinent at this age.
In P3 we hope to develop the students' mathematical sub-skills such as number, algebra, shape and space, measures and data. Particular emphasis is put on multiplication and division and how the field of Mathematics relates to everyday situations in real life.
History, Geography, Science, and S.P.H.E. (Social, Personal and Health Education)
In P3 these subjects are now approached in an integrated syllabus. The child explores their own experience in the family, community and the wider world. Special emphasis is placed on Irish History and Geography. In the same way, in Science we explore their environment, through looking at how living things and energy forces affect the child. The overall aim is to develop the student’s sense of identity, confidence and citizenship.