Nesting Time

Year 2 enjoyed the winter sun out in our Forest School. This time of year we are focusing on the wild birds that live around our school. Linking to the RSPB Big School Birdwatch, which will take place over the nest few weeks, the children created their own birds nests. Using dried grass, twigs and foliage manipulating into shape was harder than it looked. Imagine having only a beak to do it! But the children worked hard and started to appreciate that choosing materials carefully made for a more robust structure. Once their nest was created they then had to find a suitable spot to place it. Out of harms way from weather to predators.

We discussed the importance of birds in the food chain, a topic that they are looking at in science currently, and what impact it may have on our world if we don’t protect the bird species that we still have.

Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

Article 19 – We all have the right to be looked after and kept safe.

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