We started with some videos (https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zws87hv, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AZCcf4Fv14) and worksheets about food webs, and went into the local museum to see their exhibit on urban, woodland, and wetland wildlife.
|Urban exhibit at Peterborough Museum
|Birdfeeder Fat Balls
The second week coincided with BBC's Winterwatch, which was a great way to introduce the children to the variety of wildlife that can be found around the country. We also went on a couple of nature walks in the local area, firstly around Woodston Ponds and then around Ferry Meadows using some of the Nene Park Trust's worksheets. The bird hide was a particularly big hit, especially after the measly returns from the big garden birdwatch.
|View from the bird hide at Ferry Meadows
Finally, we finished the project by making the RSPB's food chain mobile of an owl, a mouse, and a nut.
|Food chain mobile
Next Week: Writing a short story.