Now that summer is here, the pupils in Mr Campbell’s 5th class have been having fun learning in our beautiful school garden. We think that we have the best school garden in the whole of Ireland and we are very proud of it.… Read More “Fun with Nature”
We released our butterflies into our school garden. We watched them grow and change from caterpillars in our classroom. We fed them with fruit, flowers and nectar we made from water and sugar. We really loved watching them come out from their chrysalises and holding them in our hands before we released them. … Read More “Releasing our Butterflies”
We planted Winter Cabbages way back in November and as you can see they are starting to grow now that Spring has arrived. We’re looking forward to cooking them and tasting them when they’re fully grown.… Read More “Winter Cabbages”
Ms. Surlis’ class recently went out to the school garden searching for caterpillars because we were learning about the Lifecycle of a Butterfly. While we were out there we picked some yummy runner beans which had been growing in the garden since we were in 2nd class in the junior school We love visiting the garden.… Read More “Visit to school garden”
The Cherry Blossom tree in our school garden has recently come into bloom. See how beautiful it is. Our tulips are blossoming beautifully too.… Read More “Cherry Blossom Beauty”
We planted tomatoes, cress, basil and carrots in Room 10 today. We have now officially started the ‘Great Seed Race’ to see which seed will be the first to grow. See how we got on. Check back to see who won!!! … Read More “Sowing and Growing”
Paddy Madden came to our class (Room10) and shared his wisdom of trees with us. He showed us how to identify different trees by the way they looked and felt. He also gave us samples of seven different trees and said and I quote “We should have a bud race”.… Read More “The Great Bud Race”
Our class got our very own plot in the garden! We got to plant Spring Onions!
We had to prepare the plot first by weeding, getting rid of stones and then raking the soil.
We found a huge worm and some of us got to hold him before we put him back into the soil again!… Read More “Planting Spring Onions”
On the 21st of March, Room 10 planted potatoes in our school garden. We are planting the Duke of York variety of potatoes. First, we put the little seed potatoes in egg cartons and left them on the windowsill in our classroom to ‘chit’.… Read More “Planting Seed Potatoes”
Faith from Birdwatch Ireland visited Ms. Beirne’s class to teach us about Irish Birds. We learned about all the different breeds of birds and we also made seed cakes for the birds to eat. We are taking it in turns to spot the birds that visit our school garden and the bird houses that have been put up.… Read More “Birdwatch Ireland”
It’s St. Brigid’s Day and Spring is about to begin. In our school garden the flowers and trees are beginning to wake up from their Winter sleep. Over the coming weeks we will have a Garden Watch and share with you pictures of some of the plants as they grow.… Read More “Our School Garden”