Our Longboats!

April 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Our Longboats!

These Longboats took us awhile to make as we had to collect 28 milk cartons over a few weeks but we did it and here are our master pieces!!

 
 
 
 
 

Our topic over the last few weeks in History has been the Vikings. We really enjoyed learning lots of interesting facts about who they were, where they came from,  how they lived and what they are know for.
Vikings were seafarers, who spoke the Old Norse language. They raided and traded across wide areas of northern and central Europe, […]

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My Great Grandad

November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Jake wrote this piece to remember his Great Grandad, John Donnelly, who came from Balrothery. Jake also very kindly brought in his Great Grandad’s medals, including a  World War I medal.  The medals were in a lovely box, engraved with a date of December 1914. John had also scratched his initials and his soldier number […]

Remember by Sophie (100 Word Challenge)

November 10, 2014 | Comments Off on Remember by Sophie (100 Word Challenge)

I said goodbye to family. “Don’t worry this war won’t last 6 months.” I said, as I left. My mother hugged me, her tear stained face pressed against mine.
I sat in the army bus filled to the brim with young men like me. Some were crying and others singing “Its a long way to Tipperary.” […]

Live like an Egyptian…

November 7, 2014 | Comments Off on Live like an Egyptian…

We completed our history projects on the Egyptians this week. We worked in groups to explore and identify how Egyptians lived long ago, together with their values and landmarks  left behind on the landscape today.
The group topics were:

About Egypt (maps, population, rivers etc)
Egyptian clothes
Farming
R.Nile and Tutankhamun
Egyptian towns and cities and Hieroglyphic writing

Here […]

Bremore Castle. Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

November 6, 2014 | Comments Off on Bremore Castle. Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Today we discussed a rather important historical landmark on our doorstep, known as Bremore Castle. After we found out interesting information about the Castle, we took a short walk within the school grounds to see it for ourselves! Following this lesson, we realised how lucky we are to have such a historic landmark beside our school and also in […]

Egyptians

October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Egyptians

We began to learn about the  Egyptians before Halloween. This will be our second History Project and we are all very excited. The first thing we did was a concept map to see what we knew about Egypt already.
We then discussed what we knew and began to look at some short video clips, images of Egyptian landmarks […]

Our project “Education long ago- Schools have changed over time”

October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Our project “Education long ago- Schools have changed over time”

Below is the final project! Look at all our hard work. W e all did a fantastic job and we learned a lot,  as well as having fun while we learned!

How school has changed over time.

October 29, 2014 | Comments Off on How school has changed over time.

In our first History project of 3rd Class, we learned about Education and Schools long ago. We had an opportunity to explore and analyse various resources which St. Molaga’s has kept for teaching this interesting topic. Examples of material that we got to see and discuss in class were:

roll books from past pupils in St. Molaga’s Senior School
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Local History Projects

September 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Local History Projects

We have been learning lots about Balbriggan and its history. Our focus was mainly on Bremore Castle and Smyth’s factory. We worked in groups to make projects based on what we had learned! If you would like to know more about Smyth’s factory you should read here.

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France 1914

May 16, 2014 | Comments Off on France 1914

France
16/5/1914
Dear Mum,
I can’t believe I’m here three months now.  I really can’t wait to see you and the rest of the family.  How is the family now that I think of it? How was your birthday meal?  Was the good good?  The food over here is ok, but it’s that or nothing.
Write back soon,
Love your […]

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