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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

  • Sc1/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • 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 - Bird Diets

Activity 3

Bird Diets

  • Sc1/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • 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
  • Cookie cutter shapes
  • String
  • 125g lard (vegetable shortening)
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 50g seeds (sunflower / pumpkin etc...)
  • 50g dried fruit (raisins / sultans)
  • Dt1/1.2b select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including 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 feathers / 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
Activity Seven - Bird Beak Investigation

Activity 7

Bird Beak Investigation

  • Sc1/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc1/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc1/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc1/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
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.

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:
  • Sc1/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • 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 - Bird Diets
Activity 3 Bird Diets
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/1.4 identifying and classifying
  • 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:
  • Sc1/2.2a identify and name a variety of common animals including birds
Downloads:
Activity Six - Painting With Feathers
Activity 6 Painting With Feathers
Practical Resources:
  • Bird feathers / 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:
Activity Seven - Bird Beak Investigation
Activity 7 Bird Beak Investigation
Practical Resources:
Relation to Curriculum in England:
  • Sc1/1.1 asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Sc1/1.2 observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Sc1/1.3 performing simple tests
  • Sc1/1.6 gathering and recording data to help in answering questions
  • Sc1/2.2c describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including birds
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

Additional Hands-On Activities

Suggested Resources

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