The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

At the end of January the RSPB held their Big Garden Bird Watch event, which we joined in with. We set up a den in the nursery office with blacked out windows and used binoculars to see how many birds we could spot. We made bird feeders to hang from the trees to encourage the birds. We took it in turns to watch out of the window and record our findings first on our own sheet and then on the whole nursery bird board. This experience helped us with our sorting and counting skills. It helped us learn how to handle data by recording the birds we spotted. Our vocabulary grew as we explored the names of different species of birds and we then shared our new information with adults and other children. Our interest in birds led to nests being built in the garden, birds being made in our creative area. We also used water colours to reproduce a picture of a Blue Tit.