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Planting Ideas have designed their lessons to complement and meet the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum objectives. The Department of Education and Skills Primary School Curriculum on SESE is specifically aimed at strengthening the exposure to science, history and geography within primary schools and strengthening performance within these key areas. Planting Ideas delivers structured lessons designed to meet cross-curriculum objectives, focussing on Plant Science, that can take place in conjunction with normal day to day school activities causing no disruption.

Our lessons are designed to encourage children to work scientifically in order to;

  • Question
  • Observe
  • Predict
  • Investigate and explore
  • Analyse, classify, interpret and report

The overall aim is to encourage children;

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts
  • To develop a scientific approach to problem solving
  • To foster a natural curiosity in the world around them
  • To develop enquiring minds
  • To foster an appreciation of healthy eating habits
  • To appreciate the contribution of science to our lives
  • To understand the precious nature of all living things and the importance of biodiversity

The Department of Education and Skills Primary School SESE curriculum reinforces the significance of science education and we believe, encompasses the aspirations and objectives of Planting Ideas:

“Social, environmental and scientific education (SESE) provides opportunities for the child to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of the natural, human, social and cultural dimensions of local and wider environments; to learn and practice a wide range of skills; and to acquire open, critical and responsible attitudes. SESE enables the child to live as an informed and caring member of local, national, European and global communities.

SESE takes place within, and contributes to, many areas of the curriculum. It thus contributes significantly to many aspects of the child’s development. Within this curriculum, SESE is presented under three subject headings: history, geography and science. Each of these areas has a distinctive role to play in enabling the child to explore and understand the natural, human, social and cultural environments in which he/she lives”.

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