WOW! What an amazing week the children have had. Here is a quick summary of some of the week’s learning with a few photos. There are several AMAZING display boards around the school showcasing what we have learnt. Do try to have a look.
Reception focused their learning on the text “Owl Babies” and produced some gorgeous collage artwork.
Year 1 had a busy week, using the text “Some Birds” and explored adjectives and verbs producing both individual and class poems. They made Cheerio bird feeders to help with their counting, used pointillism painting techniques to create colourful birds and made their own bird books.
Year 2 created extravagant parrots, using their hands to make the tail feathers practising their 5x table along the way and in maths presented data in charts.
Year 3 took their Big School Bird Watch very seriously indeed. Armed with binoculars, blankets and their surveys they headed outdoors to count the birds in our school grounds. Additionally, they made cute feathered sparrows.
Year 4 and 6 combined to take on “The Battle of the Beaks” in which they investigated beak adaptations and found out which beak was best suited to which food type. Year 4 continued their bird learning through playing Top Trumps, Bird Bingo, doing the RSPB survey, data handling and Tangrams in maths. We were surprised midweek, when Year 1’s visited to “tickle” us with their tickle feathers to see where Year 4’s were” tickliest” as part of their science work on senses.
Year 5’s investigated bird beaks; created artwork using collage materials based on the images in Some Birds and they wrote poetry to accompany it.
The Year 6 class, as well as doing the beak investigation, took the book “SHHHH, We Have a Plan” and created their own versions on the iPads.
Wednesday was a highlight when Alan, from Eagle Heights, visited to show the children his birds of prey. This was a fabulous experience for the children! The photos will be available early in the new term if you ordered one.
It has been a wonderful week of learning, through which I hope the children will be more aware of the birds and help to care for and protect them. I have absolutely loved all the fun facts the children have shared with me in the corridors as well as the egg-cellent” jokes and additional homework the children have undertaken. A great week!
Thank you for taking part in the Garden Bird surveys and for being actively involved.