Some of our children have been coming back to school, and wow have we have missed you. It’s great to be back and we have been having so much fun together playing and learning. The children have really enjoyed spending lots of time outside and following their interests.
The children kept discovering butterflies, ladybirds, wood louse and lots more insects and bugs when we were playing outside! We went on a bug hunt around the outside area to see how many we could find! Can you remember where bugs like to live?
When we were playing outside Ariana noticed that the birds didn’t have any food left. We found a recipe, gathered the ingredients and got busy making them some!
We looked in books to find out about different British garden birds. Miss Boyd found some videos of lots of common garden birds signing! Did you know every bird had it’s own special song? We loved listening to the bird songs and trying to copy them! You can listen again here.
Then we went to the secret garden to do some bird watching and give the birds their new food. We listened to the beautiful bird songs and we even found a pigeons nest high in the trees! Can you remember which birds we spotted?
After finding the nest, the children had some questions about nests. How long do they take to build? What are they made from? How do they stick them together?
Kallum, “they use some sticks and hay and they stick it together with a little bit of mud I think”.
Carter, “I think they use their spit”.
The children were fascinated by some secret camera footage of a blackbird making a nest and hatching her little chicks! You can see it again here:
We decided to make some nests of our own using materials we collected from outside and some clay to hold it together.
Miss Boyd showed the children some pictures of her trip to a birds of prey sanctuary. Some of the children liked the snowy owls because they were so cute. The eagles were huge and looked a little scary! The children were absolutely fascinated by them and wanted to learn lots more about these amazing creatures!
We used some non fictions books and the internet to find out some really fascinating information about bald eagles. Can you remember any facts?
We have been having lots of fun playing and learning together. Have a look what else we have been up to!