Each child that is involved in the Ash Tree Stream project across the five schools, has a sketchbook that they are using to record their experiences of Ash Trees and the ecosystems of which they are a part. We use them in project sessions and they are encouraged to take them home and use them in lessons too.
Lucy from Portway Junior School took her sketchbook home over the Christmas holidays and wrote this poem. Lucy didn’t give the poem a title, so I’ve given it a working title of Tree Seasons, until I can check with her if she has an idea for a different one.
It’s winter time and the sun shines.
The trees are bare,
they’re dark and brown;
Like giant twigs on the ground.
It’s spring time.
The flowers are growing,
and the sun is shining.
On the trees the leaves are showing,
in the branches the birds are nesting.
It’s summer time.
The sun is hot its very warm,
the trees are full of leaves.
I climb up the tree to hide
and pick apples while I play.
It’s autumn time,
the trees are changing colour;
red, orange, yellow, brown
before they fall to the ground.