This week the children have been learning about the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees and how to spot the leaves from both types of tree. We found out that deciduous trees generally have flat, broad leaves with visible veins and that these types of trees change throughout the seasons. In autumn their leaves change colour and eventually fall off leaving the trees bare in winter. We also found out that evergreen trees have needles or thick waxy leaves that do not change colour and fall off in autumn and winter.
The children went on a leaf hunt and collected as many different leaves as they could. We then brought them back and sorted them into evergreen and deciduous based on their appearance and texture. The children then completed a tally and concluded that Springbank has more deciduous trees than evergreen