Tree Knowledge

This week at Forest school Green class have been finding out just what wonderful trees are living and growing in our woodland area. We used our tree identification sheets to look closely at the leaves, seeds and bark and identify what specimen we were looking at. We found out that we have an excellent woodland mix of Oak, Sycamore, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Beech, Rowan,  Blackthorn and Tree willow.

Later we heard all about the myth of the Green man and his magical properties. We decided to make our own tree man and tree women masks using all the fruits, seeds and leaves from the trees. In our circle we then discussed the magical properties of our mythical tree people from ‘the gift of life’ to ‘ camouflage powers’ Mrs Moran treated us to some hot chocolate because it had been a very chilly morning…extra socks next week everyone!

 

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