Incredible Edibles Project – Room 4

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Today we began our Incredible Edibles Project!  It is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries and turnips.

We planted potatoes, lettuce seeds, carrot seeds, strawberry seeds and turnip seeds in our vegetable bed today. We had to make drills to place the seeds into and then cover the seeds over with compost. After this we watered our newly planted seeds. We will be busy bees over the next few weeks watering and taking care of our crops!

Planting in First Class

We planted lettuces, radishes and beetroots before the Easter break. When we came back after Easter the vegetables had begun to sprout. We had to thin out the sprouts so that the vegetables would have enough space to grow. We are looking forward to watching our vegetables grow!

We planted them in our raised bed in an area of 1 square metre. We planted 5 straight vertical lines.


Signs of Spring

We’ve been out and about looking for signs of spring. Despite the cold weather we managed to spot daffodils and snowdrops in bloom and buds on the trees. We also saw a squirrel scampering across our school grounds. We learned that squirrels don’t actually hibernate but they are less active in winter, spending more time sleeping and keeping out of the cold as there is very little food for them to gather. We hope to see more and more squirrels out looking for food in the coming weeks.

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We have been learning about ‘Water’ in Junior Infants. We investigated whether various objects would sink or float. We also looked at which containers hold more or less water than our basin. We are having fun making our Aquariums in art this week!

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Life cycle of the butterfly

by Ella and Kevin

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1.The female butterfly lays the egg on a leaf.
2.The baby caterpillar eats its way out of the egg.
3.When the caterpillar is big enough it makes something called a pupa or chrysalis.
4.It goes inside to transform into a butterfly.
5.When it has changed into a butterfly and comes out its wings are wet so it can’t fly straight away.
6.The butterfly has to wait for the wings to dry.
7.When it can fly everything starts all over again!

Second Class – Planting Crocus Bulbs

Today in second class we planted crocus bulbs. We got the bulbs from the man who works in Harold’s Cross Park when we visited the park two weeks ago. Unfortunately we are planting these bulbs a little late! Crocus bulbs should be planted in autumn. We predict that only some of the crocus bulbs will flower because of this. We had six plant pots. Each table got the chance to fill up one pot with soil. Then each table planted five crocus bulbs. First we had to make a little hole and drop the bulb down into it – roots first. Next we covered the bulbs with soil. Later we watered each pot. We will keep you updated with our latest news about the crocus bulbs.

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