Leaf Shapes

Year 1 spent the afternoon learning how to recognise and describe the shapes of leaves on trees in our Forest School.  

In class we played a leaf sorting game, separating into 5 main leaf shapes: Lobed, Compound, Eliptical, Cordate and Needles. The children could describe what features they might expect to see for each type, then they headed out to see which ones they could find.  As the session progressed they stopped regularly to compare with others, spreading out what they’d found so they could make sure they had categorised the leaves correctly.

They are really engaged in this topic and spent the rest of the session getting creative with the leaves they’d collected.

The Nature Principle: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

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