Seeing the wood for the trees… MOSPS Recognises the National Tree Charter
During November the whole school recognised the Woodland Trust’s National Tree Charter Day (24th November) by dedicating a week of lessons about trees. Each phase completed some work, inspired by trees, in class and our whole-school worships encouraged pupils to connect more deeply with these plants that have played such an important role in shaping our past, our present and our future.
Our worship on Friday was an arboreal celebration in which each phase shared what they had done: KS1 took their inspiration from a fantastic book called The Giving Tree, making their own giving trees, whose trunks opened to reveal giving pledges. Year 3/4 explored symme-tree in Maths and then created their own shape and haiku poe-tree, before using an ingenious method of calculating tree heights. Year 5 took their inspiration from a poem called ‘Ten Tall Oak Trees’ which calls into focus the issue of deforestation. They performed the poem and shared the artwork they had produced during the week. We hope the learning has breathed a little awe and wonder into the magnificent plants we so often take for granted.