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Bird Watch Foundation/KS1 Curriculum Area - KS1 The World Around US Strand 3: ‘My Environment’ Programme Objectives 1. To increase their knowledge of how we can care for our local birds. 2. To become familiar with the name, appearance, diet, habitat and characteristics of a diverse range of birds. 3. To work with a range of materials to make a bird feeder and a Bird nest. Programme Outline Welcome children and arrange into new mixed groups or pre-existing groups. “Getting to know you” or re-acquainting session and establishing why they are at Speedwell. Local birds are discussed in terms of appearance, diet, habitat and special characteristics. Visual aids such as a Powerpoint presentation and specimen birds are used to stimulate child involvement. Bird watching in the forest and formal garden. KS1 use binoculars to identify/classify birds Children partner another pupil from link school and find out several details about them. Making a bird feeder - Children mix seeds, nuts and lard and place it into a bird feeder made from a range of plastic containers . Making a Bird Nest – Children will use clay to make a birds nest and will decorate it with a variety of natural materials. Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Children will increase their knowledge of how we can care for a selection of common local birds. 2. Children will develop environmental investigative skills 3. Children will use a range of materials to make a bird feeder and a Bird Nest.
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