Outdoor Learning

Welcome to the new Outdoor Learning page!

We will be focusing on various different aspects of the outdoor learning areas ACETNS has to offer.

 

april

 

 

”Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!’

– Robin WIlliams

 

The weather is beginning to get better and the days are getting longer. This month we will see the temperatures getting warmer and signs that nature is waking up from her winter sleep.

 

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Our bird of the month for April is the …..

robin

The robin is an insectivore: it only eats insects.

It has an orange-red breast and face, olive-brown wings and back, a white to light-brown belly. European robins have brown legs and their tail is bluntly square.

Robins may choose a wide variety of sites for building a nest. In fact, anything which can offer some shelter, like a depression or hole may be considered.  The nest is composed of moss, leaves and grass, with fine grass, hair and feathers for lining. Two or three clutches of five or six eggs are laid throughout the breeding season, which commences in March in Ireland. The eggs are a cream, buff or white speckled or blotched with reddish-brown colour, often more heavily so at the larger end. Keep an eye out for them in you garden!

 

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In April we can sow and harvest the following crops. You can use this guide to grow your own crops at home too!

Variety Sow Harvest
Turnip Sow
Garlic Sow
Onion Sow
Parsnip Sow
Radish  Sow Harvest
Carrot Sow
Iceberg Lettuce Sow
Beetroot Harvest

 

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Nature Snaps

During your Outdoor Adventures make sure to take lots of pictures!

If you have any Nature snaps please send them to your class teacher and we can upload them onto this page.

Get out there and get your hands dirty guys!!

Have fun!!

 

 

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“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 

Spring has sprung here in Adamstown!

Watch out for signs of spring in your area.

 

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Our bird of the month for March is the …..

blackbird

Blackbirds are very common garden birds but they also live in farmlands, woodlands, and near streets and coasts.

They eat insects, worms, seeds and fruit. Blackbirds tend to be solidarity birds. This means they do not live in flocks, but instead they live on their own.

The male is glossy black with an orange beak and an orange ring around its eye. The female is dark brown with a brown beak. They nest in trees and they love to sing.

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Every month we will list different varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit that can be sown and will be sown by different classes throughout the school.

We will have posts from classes across the school.

Keep an eye out in the Nature Snaps for your class!

 

In March we can sow and harvest the following crops. You can use this guide to grow your own crops at home too!

Variety Sow Harvest
Beetroot  Sow
Leek Sow Harvest
Garlic Sow
Pea Sow
Onion Sow
Parsnip Sow
Radish  Sow Harvest
Pumpkin Sow
Iceberg Lettuce Sow

 

Jobs to be done around the garden:

  • Prepare the vegetable beds for the seedlings to be planted out
  • Prepare slug repellent
  • Weed the vegetable bed

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Nature Snaps

 

CJ’s 2nd Class’ onions and beetroot seeds have started to sprout!