Third/Fourth Classes

March 8th 2019

STEAM

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century!

As part of Engineers Week 2019, Mullingar Library opened a STEAM room and very kindly invited our third class students to visit. All they needed was the ability to blow through a straw, play with Lego and an imagination and they were ready to test their engineering skills. As you can see from the photos below, our students were up for the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! One boy, Alan Lobodzinski from Ms Murphy's Class had great fun creating a Lego construction and won a prize for its ingenuity. Well done Alan! Thanks to the team from Mullingar Library for their wonderful welcome and for providing a fun and engaging experience for all!


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March 7th 2019

Engineer's Visit


Engineers Week takes place from March 2nd to 8th 2019. This is an annual campaign held to promote engineering as a career and the importance of the profession in Ireland. Today, the students in our fourth classes welcomed local engineer, Graham Niven, into their classroom to learn all about the profession. Graham gave examples of the various jobs that engineers undertake such as building roads, bridges, railways and large buildings. He also spoke about his own job as an engineer. The children found the subject very interesting and had many questions for Graham. A huge thank you to Graham for sharing his extensive knowledge with our students today.


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January 8th 2019

Save the Date!


jungle book image - copyWe are very excited to announce that our fifth and third classes will be performing their wonderful show 'The Jungle Story' in Mullingar Arts Centre on Thursday January 17th and Friday 18th January.

The children are hard at work rehearsing this week for what will be a hugely entertaining family event. The show will feature all the hits including 'I wan'na be like you' and 'The Bare Necessities' as we hear the story of Mowgli and his friend Bagheera on their journey through the dangerous jungle in search of the man village.

Tickets are on sale from the school office or Mullingar Arts Centre reception and are priced at €10 per adult/€6 per child.

We hope you can join us!

 

December 10th 2018

Irish Dancing School Feis


Six of our young Irish dancers took part in a school feis yesterday afternoon in Clonkill. Seoidín Thornton from Ms Scally's Fifth Class, Jennifer Mc Conville from Ms Nugent's Fourth Class, Holly Colgan, Faye Mc Donald and Kara Mc Keown from Mr Boyle's Second Class and Emily Mc Conville from Ms Mc Laughlin's First Class are all members of the Fiona Gallagher School of Irish Dance. As you can see from the photo below, the girls were all successful and returned home with medals galore and three also receiving trophies. Well done to you all.


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November 23rd 2018

The Food Pyramid

 

As a healthy eating school, we encourage students at all times to make healthy choices when it comes to breakfast, school lunches, their evening meal and never forgetting snacks. The boys and girls in Mrs Gilligan's Fourth Class have been learning all about healthy eating by using the Food Pyramid. Eating the correct amount of nutrients contained in protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals is so important to maintain good health. To put all their newfound knowledge to the test, the children worked in pairs and groups to design and make a healthy sandwich/wrap/bagel. They had great fun sharing their likes and dislikes and finally creating their healthy treats. I'm sure you'll agree they look delicious!


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