Forest School - Big Birdwatch
We have been thinking about birds in Forest School over the last couple of weeks. The children have enjoyed using binoculars to find the toy birds which were hidden around our site. We used an ID chart to identify them and are getting really good at knowing the names of some common garden birds. As well as the toy birds we have observed some real-life feathered visitors to Forest School from the bird hides we created. However, it is hard to be still and quiet enough not to scare them away! The children have thought about how we can look after birds, especially in this cold weather. We discussed the importance of leaving water out for them as well as food and made some tasty bird snacks for them to enjoy.
You may have heard that the RSPB are organising the Big Garden Birdwatch where they encourage you to spend 1 hour observing the birds that land in your garden and recording the number of different species. You can take part at any time between the 27-29 January and more details can be found by visiting rspb.org.uk/birdwatch where you will also find some handy identification charts. Some of our pupils seem very keen to get involved!