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The RSPB Big Bird Watch

Why are the birds building a nest in our trees?

This week in Nursery we have been really excited to join in with The RSPB Big Bird watch. This is a national initiative to encourage school children to see which birds they can see at school. At the start of the week the children made seed balls using lard to encourage the birds into the garden. We also enjoyed making edible bird pictures by painting with lard and sprinkling seeds on. The children decided to make lots of happy faces and rainbows to make our garden welcoming to the birds. The children also made binoculars to helm them to look for the birds. We were very excited on Friday when we saw a magpie, pigeons, crows and a robin visit our outside area. The children attempted to use ticks to record which birds they had seen. We have linked lots of our learning to one of our '3 a day' stories 'Handas Hen' where Handa finds lots of birds when she is in search of her hen Mondi.  In phonics, we have been focusing on rhyming words this week and the children enjoyed playing Silly Soup. For our maths learning we have been finding out all about the number 2 and how to represent it. We have been reading the story of Noah's Ark and counting the animals into the ark in pairs.