First/Second Classes

December 21st 2017

Christmas Art Display


The boys and girls from Mrs Farrell's First Class have been busy beavers over the last couple of weeks, producing Christmas art. Today, the fruits of their labour were on display in the hall for everyone to admire. Using many different art mediums - paint, coloured pencils, crayons and oils to name but a few, they created an abundance of festive artwork that can be hung in their homes or given as presents. There were penguins, Santas, robins, Christmas pyramids, Christmas candle logs, decorations with a marbling effect, paper chains, Nativity scenes and snow globes. The childrens' hard work certainly paid off as class after class visited the hall and gasped in amazement. Congratulations to all the children and Mrs Farrell. A great achievement!


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December 18th 2017

Irish Dancing Feis

 

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Amy Devanney from Ms Spellman's First Class is no stranger to Irish Dancing competitions. She is a member of the Emerald Lakes Academy of Irish Dance since she was 3 years old. Yesterday she took part in a club feis and won two medals. Although Amy is just 7 years old, she also won a trophy for the U10 Championship. Congratulations Amy! 


 

December 15th 2017

Christmas Food Appeal

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The annual Christmas Food Appeal has been running in the school over the past few weeks and was promoted and co-ordinated by Mrs Farrell's Second Class. They left boxes in every class and visited regularly to give a gentle reminder to everyone. Today, Ms Mary Mc Knight from the Mullingar Parish Centre came to the school to collect the donated food and was overjoyed with the huge response. Ms Mc Knight's car was full to bursting as she left. She expressed her thanks and assured the children that Sr Finbarr and her team will deliver the food to families in need in the Mullingar area. Thank you to everyone who supported this worthy cause.


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November 24th 2017

Animals of the African Savanna

 

The savanna is an open landscape of grasslands found in tropical Africa. For half the year, savannas are hot and dry, and swept by wildfires. They also have a season of heavy rains. It is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. 

Today, I had the pleasure of visiting Mrs Farrell's Second Class, who are currently undertaking projects on the animals found in the African savanna. During my short visit, the children spoke about the various animals they are researching and shared many interesting facts about them with me, such as:

A savanna elephant weighs the same amount as 100 people. They do not have bones in their trunk.

Lions sleep for most of the day. The lioness will hunt for most of the food, however the male lion will always eat first.

A giraffe's tongue is black and is long enough that they can clean their ears with it. They also have seven bones in their neck, which is the same as humans. 

Hippos can hold their breath for up to five minutes under water. When they keep their nostrils, eyes and ears above water in order to breathe, the rest of their body is cooled by the water.

Well done to the children on all their hard work and best of luck as they finish off these wonderful projects!


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November 13th 2017

Violin Lessons


In association with Music Generation, we have a number of music teachers who visit the school weekly and teach our students to play the trumpet, flute and guitar. The lucky boys and girls in our second classes have just been offered the opportunity to attend violin lessons in school. Today, twenty three excited children took up the offer and met their teacher, Mrs Francesca White. We wish Mrs White and her students luck in this new venture and we look forward to hearing the wonderful sounds of violins along the corridors of the school.


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