Teddy & Harry looking at swans.

Key Stage 1
Birds

Discover the key features of birds and identify birds in their habitats. Make bird food and collect feathers to make a paintbrush. Hands-On Education understand all children are individual and learn in different ways. We firmly believe learning should be engaging and fun. We have enjoyed putting these hands-on activities together and finding a range of ideas for our children to access learning.

Within this topic you will find:

  • 6 activity plans, all of which clearly explain how to prepare and carry out each activity.
  • 6 activity sheets to support your child in recording their investigations.
  • 1 video, providing examples of The Key Features of Birds to inspire your child’s own creativity.

This topic meets aspects within the National Curriculum in England in the following subjects: Art, Design & Technology and Science.

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    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Click to Enlarge Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - Birds Poster

Activity 1
Birds Poster

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
Activity Two - Label The Bird

Activity 2
Label The Bird

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
Activity Three - What Birds Eat

Activity 3
What Birds Eat

  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Activity Four - Make Bird Food

Activity 4
Make Bird Food

  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • 125g Lard (vegetable shortening)
  • 100g Porridge Oats
  • 50g Seeds (sunflower / pumpkin / mixed)
  • 50g dried fruit (sultanas / raisins)
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Activity Five - Bird Watching

Activity 5
Bird Watching

  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
Activity Six - Painting With Feathers

Activity 6
Painting With Feathers

  • Bird or craft feathers
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Websites

RSPB
Excellent website for identifying birds. Also, this website provides free children’s activities, challenges and games.

Wildfowl Wetland Trust
Really useful for identifying ducks, geese and swans you might see on the water. Also information about the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT).

Documentaries

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collection

Theses series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats, including amphibians.

Symbols Key

    Relation to Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = Science
    Download Links: = Activity Plan = Activity Sheet(s) = Play Video = Download Video
Activity One - Birds Poster
Activity 1
Birds Poster
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
Downloads:
Activity Two - Label The Bird

Activity 2
Label The Bird

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
Downloads:
Activity Three - What Birds Eat
Activity 3
What Birds Eat
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Downloads:
Activity Four - Make bird food

Activity 4
Make Bird Food

Practical Resources:
  • Saucepan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • 125g Lard (vegetable shortening)
  • 100g Porridge Oats
  • 50g Seeds (sunflower / pumpkin / mixed)
  • 50g dried fruit (sultanas / raisins)
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their characteristics
  • Sc1/2.2b identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
Downloads:
Activity Five - Bird Watching

Activity 5
Bird Watching

Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/1.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including, birds
Downloads:
Activity Six - Painting With Feathers

Activity 6
Painting With Feathers

Practical Resources:
  • Bird or craft feathers
  • Paint
  • Paper
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Ar1/1.3 to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
Downloads:

Websites

RSPB
Excellent website for identifying birds. Also, this website provides free children’s activities, challenges and games.

Wildfowl Wetland Trust
Really useful for identifying ducks, geese and swans you might see on the water. Also information about the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT).

Documentaries

Theses series both have beautiful imagery and wonderful explanations about a range of animals in their different habitats, including amphibians.

Sir David Attenborough: Planet Earth

Sir David Attenborough: The Life Collection

Suggested Resources

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