This handy resource created by The Harmony Project is a half-term plan for KS2 that outlines an enquiry of learning, linked to the principle of the Cycle, which gives students the opportunity to get to know our native tree species.
With links to most subjects including English, Maths, Science, PE and Art students are encouraged to become experts in identifying trees and to observe how they change through the seasons.
They explore the life cycle of trees and learn how the different parts of a tree perform different functions that allow the tree to survive and thrive.
With strong links to National Curriculum science objectives for lower KS2, this enquiry of learning also presents a wealth of opportunities for geography fieldwork in the local area.
During this enquiry of learning students are invited to taste native varieties of apple (or other tree fruits) and to plant fruit trees, where this is possible. The learning culminates in a Great Work which sees students prepare native tree guides to share their knowledge with others.
This enquiry links to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 Life on Land.
Environment and Sustainability, Health and Well-being
KS1: ages 5-7, KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14
Art and design, Citizenship, Computing / ICT, Design and technology, English: literature / story, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Maths / numeracy, PE / dance, PSHE / PSE / PSED, Science, Spiritual, moral, social, cultural (SMSC)