In Forest School this week, Reception children began their RSPB Big School Birdwatch out in the winter sunshine. In class, using their “hand” binoculars and telescopes, they were shown how much information our eyes can take in. How reducing that information by limiting peripheral vision focuses the eyes on a subject. They were taught how to use their eyes to locate the bird first and then to bring up the binoculars so more detail could be seen and hopefully make identification easier. This was the best session of the week for the amount of birds spotted. Large flocks of jackdaws, pigeons and plenty of seagulls soaring high in the sky. It is clear to see how committed the children were. Carefully marking on their sheets which birds they’d seen and how many.