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Spring

Spring by Scoilnet

Make a weather station, learn some gardening skills and learn songs and poems about Spring.

What is Spring?
Activities
E-Cards & Poetry
Teachers

Gardening With Children

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/ Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Information and suggested gardening projects aimed at younger children. The projects are divided between possible indoor and outdoor and cover activities like collecting and counting insects, building a wormery and painting flower pots.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become aware of animals and plants of other environments
  • become aware that animals and plants undergo seasonal change in appearance or behaviour
  • explore conditions for growth of bulbs and seeds
  • observe growth and change in some living things
  • observe, discuss and identify a variety of plants and animals in different habitats in the immediate environment
  • sort and group living things into sets

Suggestions for use: Very practical projects - just select and off you go.

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • appreciate that living things have essential needs for growth
  • become familiar with the life cycles of common plants and animals
  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments
  • explore, through the growing of seeds, the need of plants for water and heat
  • group and sort living things into sets according to certain characteristics
  • investigate how plants respond to light
  • observe, identify and explore a variety of living things in local habitats and environments
  • recognise that trees are plants
  • understand that seasonal changes occur in living things and examine the changes in plant and animal life during the different seasons

Suggestions for use: Very practical projects - just select and off you go.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Four Seasons in One Year

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/V...easons/eng/Introduction/default.htm Added: 23 Aug 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

This site consists of four interactive activities to find out about the four seasons of the year, the different kind of weather in each season and how the seasons affect living things.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Suggestions for use: Download sip file to access worksheets, photos and animation in class. Use teacher guideline to plan the lesson activities.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

An t-Earrach

http://www.ncte.ie/upload/scoilnet/an%20t-earrach/ Added: 19 Feb 2012 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Leabhar labhartha as Gaeilge do Ranganna Naíonáin - Rang 2. Cur síos ar ghnéithe den Earrach. Díriú ar an nádúr.

Talking Book in Irish for Infants-2nd Class. Aspects of Spring highlighted with emphasis on wildlife.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Gaeilge

Strand: Léitheoireacht

Strand unit: An Aimsir

Suggestions for use: An rang ag léamh an scéal le chéile ón clár idirghníomhach agus páistí á léamh duine ar dhuine ag cliceáil ar fhocal nach féidir leo a rá. Whole class choral reading of the text followed by individual children reading the book from the interactive whiteboard clicking on a word in 'An t-Earrach' if not able to read/pronounce the word correctly.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Squigly's Spring Coloring Pages

http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Ar...ColouringPictures/Spring/index.html Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Wide range of big, fun spring-themed colouring pictures to print and colour. Includes rabbits, flowers, chicks and birds among others.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experiment with a variety of colour drawing instruments and media to develop colour awareness

Suggestions for use: Print off and give to students. Some of the images have a strong American theme.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Make Your Own Weather Station

http://www.amnh.org/ology/features/stufftodo_earth/weather_main.php Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Clear instructions with step-by-step guides and images on how to make a wind vane, barometer and rain gauge.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE Geography

Strand: Natural Environments

Strand unit: Weather, Climate & Atmosphere

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • record and display simple weather observations in systematic way using graphs, charts and common meteorological symbols
  • study weather variations during the year and their influence on plants, animals and humans
  • use analysis of weather recordings to begin to associate simple descriptions of clouds, amount of cloud cover, wind direction and other conditions with particular types of weather; make and test weather predictions
  • use simple equipment to observe and record weather phenomena

Suggestions for use: Materials required for each component are clearly listed. The activities need a little planning but they are very practical and should engage the pupils.

3-4
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • make imaginative structures
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spring Poetry

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/spring/poem/ Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

A collection of poems with a Spring theme aimed at younger children.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • read aloud with expression
  • recognise and discuss differences in reading tastes

Suggestions for use: Select a specific poem and print out. Get the children to write their own poem about Spring.

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • experience and enjoy playful aspects of language
  • express individual responses to poems and literature and discuss different interpretations

Suggestions for use: Select a specific poem and print out. Get the children to write their own poem about Spring.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

A Portrait of Spring (PDF)

https://www.scoilnet.ieuploads/resources/223/210.pdf Added: 13 Apr 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Ideas on how to present and develop a class about Springtime using different fabrics and fibres. Includes activities, evaluation methods and ICT possibilities.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Fabric and Fibre

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spring on Seomra Ranga

http://www.seomraranga.com/category/seasonal/spring/ Added: 25 Apr 2014 Contributor: Patrick Resource type: Other

List of downloadables that may be useful to teach aspects of Spring. Examples are pancake recipes, Mothers' Day cards, and things about frogs. Resources available in English and Irish.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Supplementary Resources

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: Choose what is suitable to you and print out. Most can be given to class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English , Gaeilge
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spring at The Virtual Vine

http://www.thevirtualvine.com/Spring.html Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Listing of arts activities around a spring theme. Short description for each activity included.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand: Construction

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spring Teaching Ideas on Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/rachelfriedrich/spring-teaching-ideas Added: 29 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Hand-picked collection of Pins with teaching ideas about Spring. Membership (free) required to fully download.

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How it maps to the curriculum

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1-2
3-4
5-6
Supplementary Resources
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

The Seasons

What causes the seasons? When do the seasons begin?

Learning Path

Spring has Sprung by Mark Boggins


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