Let the Bird Watch Begin

All this term, children across school have been learning about British birds in their Forest School sessions, this is linked to the RSPB Big School Birdwatch.

The children have become very good at recognising  the different types, where they might expect to see them and how to tell some of the different varieties apart. Drawing the birds has enabled the children to focus in on, plumage detail, beak shape and size. They have taken part in a variety of quizzes which is great for encouraging investigation and debate. We have looked at the different feather types, habitats, wingspans. We’ve compared birds of the same species and tried to work out if we were a birds what bird would we be. Are you a chatty, mischievous magpie or a silent and stoic owl?

Our bird watches have been interesting this year, more crows and blackbirds than usual but very few magpies compared to previous years. It will be interesting once all the results are in from the rest of the country then we can compare our results and see what other schools have experienced. As you can see the children take this job very seriously and are very proud of their work.

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 3: We all have the right to be alive and develop in the best possible way.

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