The local wildlife and birds project was spread over two weeks in the end (22nd Jan - 4th Feb) as we had a few days away in York half way through.
We started with some videos (https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zws87hv
) 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|
We followed the Wildlife Trust's instructions on how to make your own birdfeeder
, and hung them in the garden to entice the birds in for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch
. We watched the garden for an hour and saw a total of one measly pigeon!
|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.
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