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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

In the National Curriculum, part of the  Science Programme of Study for Key Stage 1 involves being able to identify and name common garden birds (e.g. robin, sparrow, blue tit, blackbird, chaffinch etc.). To help the children to become more confident in doing this we are once again encouraging them to take part in the RSPB‘s Big Garden Birdwatch which this year is on the 27th- 29th January. This involves the children counting the different birds you see over 1 hour in your garden. The children in school will be coming home with survey sheets that weekend to complete as part of their school homework.  They will talk  about their results in class too.  When you have counted and identified the birds you see we would encourage you to then go to the RSPB website and look for ‘Big Garden Birdwatch’ to record your results. This is very quick and simple to do and will help to reinforce learning from school.  Alternatively, if you would prefer to send your results by post, you will find the form in the Big Garden Birdwatch Pack 2018 below. To help to prepare for this event please have a think in advance what you can do to encourage birds to visit your garden.  We have also attached some ideas for bird feeders you could make at home with your child.  Remember the aim of this homework is to encourage children to notice the wonderful wildlife we have around us! We wish you happy birdwatching with your children!

Big Garden Birdwatch

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