This is our Nature Table. For the last few weeks, we have been investigating and learning all about trees.
Padraic brought in some samples of trees. We used our dendrochronology skills to check how old the trees are! We examined horse chestnut, ash, sycamore and a beech tree. Padraic also showed us some Bog Oak which he had carved into two beautiful swans.
Look at us counting the rings on the tree samples! The trees were very old!
We examined the seeds of some trees. Conkers fall from the Horse Chestnut tree, Helicopters fall from the Sycamore, Beech nuts come from Beech trees, Acorns come from Oak Trees and the seeds of an Ash tree are like a bunch of keys!
We decided to plant some trees from our collection of seeds but what were we going to put them in? We thought about it before deciding on making clay pots! Some people made pinch pots while others make coil pots.
All that was left to do was paint them!