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What Did the Tree See? by Charlotte Guillain and illustrated by Sam Usher – Teacher Resource Pack

One majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too.

“Simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson”Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids

Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years.

From the time when hunters chased deer through the woodland, to when trees were cleared for farmland, to the smog and factories emerging during the Industrial Revolution. Accompanying pages at the end of the book include a timeline of events in world history across the periods featured in the poem, the life cycle of an oak tree, and prompts to help readers explore their own local history.

The activity pack contains:
• KS1/KS2 teaching resource pack
• Explores following themes: The Life Cycle of a Tree; The Seasons; Local History; Looking after the Natural World

We would love to see photos of you using the pack on social media using #WhatDidtheTreeSee? and tagging KidsWelbeck and readingagency on Twitter and welbeckkids on Instagram.

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