What is inside a tree?
Look around at all the different trees in the area. Do leaf and bark rubbings outside, talk about trees and then create a large piece of art on the floor.
i) Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
ii) Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
- Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways.
- Observe closely, using simple equipment.
- Perform simple tests.
- Identify and classify.
- Use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
- Gather and record data to help answer questions.
You Will Need
- Images of trees
- Tree measuring challenge
- Note a variety of trees and discuss their similarities and differences.
- Take bark and leaf rubbings using paper and wax crayons.
- Represent a tree through playground art and record their art pieces.
- Invite another class to see their art work.
- Explore the outdoor area, looking specifically at the trees.
- Discuss and become familiar with the similarities and differences between evergreen and deciduous trees.
- Represent a tree through art, using cloths, chalk and found materials.
- Show an awareness of the role of the roots, bark, trunk, branches and leaves of a tree.
Investigation - exploring
Do bark and leaf rubbings using paper and wax crayons.
Understand the basic structure of a tree and what goes on inside.
Represent the inside of a tree through outside art, using cloths, chalk and found materials.
Plant, leaf, grow, deciduous, evergreen, roots, stem, leaves, flower, trunk, bark