Different foods are 'in season' in Ireland at different times. Asparagus ripens in the spring, summer brings berries, apples follow in the autumn and root vegetables such as carrots are at their best during the winter. We have been learning about what time of year certain fruits and vegetables are in season in Ireland. We had fun identifying a selection of fruit and vegetables in a game called 'What am I?'
We've been busy in 2nd Class finding out about the parts of a tree. We have also been learning about where native Irish trees came from. We took to the outdoors to work as scientists, observing the detail of trees and recording the information. We also talked about trees providing habitat for all sorts of insects, birds and animals. We looked at trees providing wood for building and pulp for making paper. We remembered how trees help to keep our air clean. We learned that there are two main types of tree: deciduous and evergreen. Did you know that a healthy evergreen is never completely without its leaves? And that deciduous trees lose all their leaves for part of the year? Finally, we learned that leaves contain a substance called chlorophyll, which gives them their green colour.
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