Ashley C of E Primary School, Walton-on-Thames

About the school

Nuts for the Trees member since: Autumn 2023

Branch Manager: Pam Winstanley-Fisher

Why did you join Nuts for the Trees?

At Ashley we want our children to build on the foundations for a love of one another, a love of learning and a love of life. Our value of Care for each other and our environment are integral to our Ashley life.

Through different areas of the curriculum, the fundamentals principles that exist in nature are investigated – the importance of them and our place in protecting them. On exploring the interconnectedness of the world around them, this enables them to make a positive contribution to the community and wider world.

On our grounds we are lucky to have many different trees. Oak, Maple, Sycamore, Rowan, Birch, Holly and Sweet Chestnut.  To collect our tree seeds and acknowledge their place in helping climate change, are all reasons for our children to get involved with the project.

Blogs from Ashley C of E Primary School

The collecting and planting

Whilst dodging the showers, Year 6 came together to collect and plant tree seeds/nuts collected from Ashley grounds. The project was part of their learning focus this term of ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. Identification, reproduction and sowing methods were discussed before they set off in small groups with their task of planting them.  There was lots…