Trees Matter - what is it and why?
Trees Matter is to get children out, in nature, once a term to just feel and be; to notice the seasons changing and to experience awe and wonder at the architecture of trees, their crucial function and the habitats they are. In addition we hope children grow a love of nature and a wish to care for it.
If a child is with us from Nursery to Yr6 they will go on 24 Trees Matter trips to Cherry Hinton Hall Park.
What our Eco Warriors think about Trees Matter
'It's relaxing, going out into nature to appreciate it.'
'I love the walk there from school. I love appreciating nature and seeing what's growing there. We found mushrooms!'
'I don't think about trees much during break times but I do when I go on Trees Matter.'
'I like the nature all around us.'
'We get to go outside and get fresh air instead of staying inside all the time.'
It makes us feel....
calm; happy when I go there; excited; nature's quite interesting
Our Trees Matter curriculum
Autumn term- a verbal response to the visit
Spring term – a written response
Summer term – a visual response
Autumn – a verbal response
Describe what you feel
What do you like and why?
Verbal identification of wildlife/trees using a key
Scavenger hunt- collecting and describing
Habitats and living things-science vocab
Nouns and adjectives in French
Expanded noun phrases in French
Spring – a written response
Mark making with a stick and charcoal
drawing and written response through Drawing Club
Summer – a visual response
Collecting seeds/leaves for collage and printing
Oil pastel trees
A natural sound installation
Hapa Zome – Japanese Art- hammer pressing