Yesterday, the children in Hedgehog Class learnt about the Jamaican national flower which is called a “Lignum Vitae”. “Lignum Vitae” is a Latin name meaning “Wood of Life”. It is a short tree, native to tropical America and the West Indies. It has blue flowers and orange-yellow fruit. The Lignum Vitae is also a very useful tree as it has medicinal properties!
After we had learnt lots of new information about the Jamaican national flower, we then did some sketches of it. The children then did these sketches into some polystyrene tiles, used rollers to cover them in block paint and then printed them on to some paper. We can’t wait to get these displayed in school!