The World of Trees
Good morning and welcome to the latest installment of our Outdoor Learning Blog. I hope you enjoyed doing the previous activity with your children and most importantly they are enjoying themselves. The weather is perfect for bug hunting now it has become a little wetter and it’s the perfect time of year too. Today’s blog is all about trees and you will be looking at identifying trees by their bark and leaves but also doing a great maths activity that includes measuring, calculating and recording.
I have attached a tree identification sheet that has a selection on native British trees. If there are any trees that are not on the identification sheet, a great activity to do is to get the children to take photos and find the names on the internet by writing in the description. It is a good way to get the children describing and looking at a trees details. I have also attached a tree challenge in which children are encouraged to find the age of a tree by measuring, calculating with a specific sum and recording their data on a chart. You can add some geography to this activity by finding the trees on a map and recording the grid references. To make this easier for you, I have attached an editable word document where you just need to change the picture and add your own. This is easy if you are using a computer but if you need help, send me an email and I can do this for you. A couple of things I haven’t included but you can easily teach your children is the importance of trees to humanity by creating oxygen and The Earth by taking in CO2. This is a really important message that all children should be taught. For this blog you will need a soft tape measure, pencil and the downloadable, printable resources.
So let’s get started, download the PDF’s and as always remember the most important thing is to have fun with your children.
Click one of the images below for the downloadable instructions