We are delighted to introduce you to our Seedlings Programme for primary schools. Aware of the ever increasing demands on your time and energy, we hope that the Seedlings Programme will assist you in a very practical, yet educational way.
Part of Bord Bia’s role is to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the nation by promoting increased consumption of fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet, as well as promoting the purchasing of plants and flowers and gardening as an enjoyable leisure activity, which also improves the environment we live in.
By working through the Seedlings Programme you will cover a substantial part of the Science and S.P.H.E. curriculum as set out in the revised Primary School Curriculum, 1999. You will also be covering significant areas of the Language (English) and Arts (Visual and Musical) curriculum.
There are two levels in the Seedlings Programme - one for the junior and senior infant students and one for first and second class. The Seedling packs contain six original posters with corresponding lesson plans and worksheets. A wall planner highlighting the appropriate time of the year for each lesson is also included and these lessons and activities are suitable for learning in class, and equally for children to carry out at home.
These lessons have been compiled by an experienced primary teacher with several years’ expertise in the development of classroom based materials. We hope that you and your students will benefit from the Seedlings Programme.
Seedlings, Junior and Senior Infants Pack
Seedling, First and Second Class Pack
Seedlings Supporting Lesson Plans
These lesson plans draw from the Primary School Curriculum, they are categories under science, English, SPHE and art.
Organic Gardening for Primary Schools
This programme boasts many supporting resources, you tube video clips, garden worksheets and you can request a DVD to be posted to your school.