Learning about birds

Over the last few weeks we have been setting up a bird-watching area in nursery. We have left only a small viewing area as we didn’t want the birds to fly away when they saw a sudden movement in nursery. We’ve been putting out bird food daily and have even made food kebabs and bird cake for the birds. They seem to prefer the bird cake which is made from fat, bird-seed, raisins and bread. We have been making marks on our bird identification chart to show the birds visiting our garden. We have already observed lots of wood pigeons and magpies as well as a robin, blue tit and a great tit. At our games table we’ve been playing a bird matching game and this is already helping us to identify some common garden birds. In the art area we have been looking at a bird identification book and using this to help create our own birds. In our construction area, we have even seen a bird hotel being built. We’ve been asking parents and children for ideas on what we would now like to learn about birds and have already received some great ideas. Over the next few weeks we hope to learn about how to build nests, migration, different bird sounds and eggs.

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Primary 6a – RSPB Visit (Giving Nature a Home)

 

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We were exploring habitats and our school environment with the RSPB on Wednesday.
We worked in groups to create a ‘home’ for a creature and then presented these creations to the rest of our class.

The designs were well thought out. Great work Primary 6a

 

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P2/3 Outdoor Learning

Winter Art and Science activities- Ice Art and Lanterns.

 

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Creating number squares.

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A Winter walk to find berries, seeds and blossom.

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More Ice Art and Lanterns.

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Working on a timeline.

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Bioblitz with the RSPB.

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It’s getting colder outside!

We’ve enjoyed exploring our outdoor area this week. We left containers filled with water overnight on Wednesday. Look what happened! They had all turned to ice. When we took them inside to show everyone we could see that our ice shapes started to melt in our warm nursery.

We also added some warm water to the frosty, icy ground. It started to melt too but by the afternoon it was very slippy as the water had turned to ice. We had to be very careful. ice-3ice-12ice-16ice-24ice-14ice-11

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We had an informative visit to the Loch, where we learned about the animals in the Loch and how they link together in food chains.

We also used the binoculars to identify some of the birds that are found on the Loch.