As part of our stem learning, Year 2 have been learning about tree surgeons and how they look after trees.

We had a local tree surgeon visit us to show us what she does, and how we can identify trees that are sick. From there, we used logs found in the school grounds, and used a torch and gas cylinder, to burn the surface of the wood, until the tree rings were more prominent. We then brushed the soot off, wiped the surface with water, before painting the surface using black acrylic paint.

Year 2 pupil then used watercolour paper to create prints and as you can see, the tree rings show the age of the tree and created wonderful patterns, which showed the unique DNA trees have.

We really enjoyed this unit of work and learnt a lot about the subject of trees and the role of tree surgeons.