Non-fiction fact files on a wide different birds of prey ranging from owls to eagles! A very flexible resource which lends itself brilliantly for a range of uses such as, non-fiction guided reading or for a non-fiction topic in English. With reference to measurement on each, there are some maths links in there too!
Meet Bouncy Blackbird as he flies around his garden and discovers the different types of food his bird friends like. Great for introducing similarities and differences and birds to young children. Perfect if you're doing Big Schools' Birdwatch
A top trumps style game but with common birds that you are likely to see in your school grounds. Compare wingspan, weight, number of eggs laid and where the bird featured in Big Garden Birdwatch! Loads of fun and perfect if you're taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch
A selection of Rainforest 'make and do' activities to download and use with your class. Tropical rainforests are amazing. A whopping 6 million species live in them, including three-quarters of the world's most endangered birds and 90 per cent of the world's creepy-crawlies. But tropical rainforests are in trouble. Every four seconds, an area the size of a football pitch is chopped down. Some people want to cut down the trees to use their wood. Or the land can be cleared to use for growing money-making crops or so that cattle can graze.
Learn about Barn Owls with this interesting factsheet and supporting activities.
A lovely story about Cheeky Sparrow who flies round his garden meeting bird friends who look and sound differently to him. A great way to introduce young children to the similarities and differences in common birds and those that you are likely to see in school grounds. Perfect for bird spotting or if you're taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch. Presented as a power point for whole class teaching but can also be printed.
Help young children to name common birds and improve their memory skills with this fun and simple matching pairs game. Complete with instructions. Includes 12 different birds that you are likely to see in your school grounds. Fantastic as a resource for Big Schools' Birdwatch or for maths games.
Every January and February hundreds of school children take part in Big Schools' Birdwatch. This is a power point and notes to help you introduce the session. It is designed to give you some ideas about which birds you might see and what you should be looking out for.
A fun story for young children about a duck who is learning about the similarities and differences between him and other birds. Great for provoking conversations about how we are all different as well as helping to identify common birds.
Big Schools’ Birdwatch survey sheets with supporting maths visuals including tens frames and subitising dots.
Create one of these and the birds will feed very “h-apple-y”. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make food to attract wildlife to your garden or grounds, including; a bird kebab, butterfly bar and a self filling water tray. Look on our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Here’s a neat thing for you to make…and the birds will like it too. Provide pencil perches for the perfect hanging feeder. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make food to attract wildlife to your garden or grounds, including; an apple bird feeder, butterfly bar and a self filling water tray. Look on our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Learn about short-eared owls with this interesting factsheet and supporting activities.
No, no, not kebabs made out of birds! Make up a yummy kebab of food, hang it up outside, and wait for the birds to invite themselves for lunch. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make food to attract wildlife to your garden or grounds, including; an apple bird feeder, butterfly bar and a self filling water tray. Look on our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
UPDATED!! In time for Rio 2016 Compare the athletic ability of some of the world's best athletes with the champions of the animal kingdom. While our materials are generally aimed at KS2 children, they can be easily adapted and differentiated for your needs. This resource is suitable as a one-off class activity, or it can be extended into a larger debating, creative or homework project. The materials are generally aimed at KS2 children, but can be easily adapted for KS1 and differentiated for your needs. By making comparisons between the athletic abilities of humans and animals, this activity is designed to allow your students to research, investigate, present and debate. Includes a Welsh version of the activity.
Find out what has been out at night while you’ve been fast asleep! Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make things for investigating nature; including pond dipping nets, a pooter and a sweep net look at our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Let’s Talk Nature. A series of three A4 activity sheets each showing different scenes that provoke thought for conversation, language and vocabulary development. Use these to develop early language and confidence as well as observation skills. Perfect for Early Years and KS1. Use wonderful words to describe what you see in a woodland scene. Use positional language to say where the wildlife you can see is in a garden scene. Use super sentences to talk about the wildlife in the urban school scene. Are any of the animals the same or different to the wildlife found where you live?
By tracking the migration journeys of various birds, children can explore the reasons why birds might migrate which encourages conversation and comparrison between differing climates etc. The lesson explores the countries, continents and oceans that are crossed the hazards they face which drives discussion around human and physical geography. There is also the opportunity to estimate the distances travelled.
A sheet with photographs to help you identify birds and mammals. For other spot it ID sheets for things such as minibeasts and ponds see our website https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Who’s been eating my spud? Put out baked potatoes and then find out what’s been eating into them. Simple, fun and easy to follow instructions. For more instructions on how to make things for investigating nature; including pond dipping nets, an animal trap and a sweep net look at our web-site https://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/teachers/resources/school-grounds/index.aspx
Learn about white tailed eagles with this interesting factsheet and supporting activities.