Sherkin – Potatoes

Sherkin – Potatoes

Morning Sherkin students. I made a quick run into school the other day and rescued our growing potatoes and vegetables. Its just incredible how much they have come on in a short amount of time. I am looking forward to seeing how all your Potatoes and sun flowers are coming along.

Our developing vegetable seedlings
Sprouting Potatoes

Blasket : Carrot update

The week before we left school, we planted carrot seeds. I took the pots home and here is a picture of the plants starting to grow. I will keep you updated on their progress.

Have a nice weekend with your family. Enjoy the good weather.

GMcCabe & Denise

Carrot’s growing in my hall.

RTE’s Home School Hub

Starting next Monday (30th March) RTE’s Home School Hub will broadcast on RTE2 between 11 and 12, Monday to Friday, with RTE’s Home School Extra broadcasting in the afternoons at 4.10.

RTE have said that the 1 hour programme will be interactive and the 15-minute “catch-up” afternoon slot will be used as an opportunity for children to share their ideas and creations with others.

This initiative has been developed with the support of the Department of Education and Skills, and will be presented by teachers in a real classroom. Work sheets and support materials will be available at

Good morning..

I hope everyone is well,washing those hands and keeping their distance.

Today I will add to the list of tasks you can do.

Change your bed covers put them in the wash and hang them out on the line.

Make lunch for someone in the house as well as yourself !

here is a very easy recipe for banana muffins

You dont need a weighing scales.

2/3 ripe bananas

1/2 cup melted margarine(approx 1/2 packet)

1/2 cup castor sugar

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1 egg.

method:put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl,whisk up the egg in a cup with a fork,mash the bananas on a plate,add into the dry ingredients with the egg.Mix well ,line a muffin tin with papers (this mixture will make 12 muffins or 24 buns and freezes perfectly.spoon into the cases. You can sprinkle a few seeds on the tops if you have them

Bake in a pre heated oven 200* for 15/20 mins.


if you click on the words banana muffins above it will link to a colouring page. Dont forget to keep your diary for when we meet again.

Have a nice weekend with your family and I will check in with you on Monday

Mrs Gallagher

Incredible Edibles

Sherkin Class

On our last day in school, Sherkin students worked very hard to get all our Incredible Edibles potatoes and veg planted.

We drilled holes in the bottom of our recycled food containers that we sourced from a local food producer. Next we half filled the buckets and sacks with compost, then we planted the seed Potatoes we received from Hickeys farm in Ardee. Finally we used the watering can tops supplied in the Incredible Edible kits, to water our potatoes.

We sent Sun flower seeds and a few seed Potatoes home with each student. I will try to upload photos and related worksheets. I encourage you all to plant your Sun flowers and Potatoes, link in with the website –