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3rd and 4th Class

3rd and 4th Class have been working extremely hard this term. The children got the opportunity to design and create their own parachute. We learned that gravity pulls a parachute down, but as it falls air gets trapped under the canopy.  The trapped air pushes up against the canopy, making the parachute fall slowly.   […]

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Shocking Science!

It’s been a busy time scientifically for our second class in recent weeks. With these sudden changes in temperature we are experiencing, we in Rang 2, decided to investigate heat, temperatures and insulation. Many predictions were proven correct (and incorrect!) but great fun finding out was ultimately the end result. We also attempted some engineering […]

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Day of Celebration

June 2nd last was a great day of celebration for Bishop Murphy Memorial School as we received the following awards:   Digital School of Distinction Green Flag for Energy Discover Primary Science and Maths Excellence Award Junior Entrepreneur Award It was a fabulous day as the photographs attest to. The flags were raised by our […]

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3rd & 4th hands on heart!

A multitude of talent will be on display tomorrow night during our annual “Open Night”, as the boys prepare to exhibit their masterpieces on which they’ve worked so diligently these past weeks. They got plenty “dry-runs” including an amazing workshop on cartoon drawing which they thoroughly enjoyed (as evidenced in photos below). They’ve also been […]

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Learning about Light!

This week in 5th class we learned about light. We learned that light travels in straight lines. Light can be refracted (bent) as it passes through some materials like air or water. Put a pencil into a glass of water and you will see an example of refraction. We also learned that white light is made […]

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Science Week Invigorates 3rd & 4th!

Science week was well and truly entered into with great fervour in BMMS recently. As you can see below the boys were very busy constructing original baking-tray designs of how they imagine space to be; embarking on a scavenger hunt to find out which planet has the most moons (Jupiter); which planet has the longest […]

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Science and Maths Excellence recognised in special award

(by Avondhu Press; 29th June 2014) Science and Maths excellence at Bishop Murphy School, Fermoy. Fermoy’s Bishop Murphy School, is one of 75 Cork primary schools to receive the esteemed Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Award of Science and Maths Excellence. Fermoy’s Bishop Murphy School, is one of 75 Cork primary schools to receive […]

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BMMS goes for ten in a row !

This year, Bishop Murphy Memorial School is on the cusp of creating history. We are on the verge of receiving a record tenth Discovery Primary Science and Maths Excellence Award. There are only 16 schools in the entire country who can lay claim to this achievement. Well done to students and staff for all their […]

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4th/5th Class Science Trip

The recent poor weather was a distant memory as the boys from 4th/5th class arrived at a sun drenched Griston Bog in Ballylanders, Co. Limerick to attend the Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom. This trip will form part of our school’s application to become a Discovery Science School of Excellence for a record tenth year.  The boys […]

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Scientific Friday.

What a difference a few hours practical work can make to the classroom atmosphere after being cooped up through bad weather and the usual Friday assessments!! Many lollipop baskets were completed much to the delight of all concerned.  They look amazing – just needing some finishing touches such as varnishing next week. Scientific research was […]

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