Big Bird Count 2017 – Part 1 – making bird feeders

We are helping the RSPB and undertaking the Big Bird Watch. We think our forest school is a good habitat for birds but in winter time they sometimes need an extra bit of help to find food. So we made some bird feeders.

We used pine cones, string, lard and bird seed. (Some of used cardboard rolls and oranges) We tied string onto the pinecone, smothered it in lard and the rolled it in bird seed. We then hung them up around forest school.

Why don’t you make a bird feeder at home? You could even join in the Big Bird Count. Visit https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch

Year 1, 1/2 and Year 2 look for changes in our new forest.

All of KS 1 have visited forest school and noticed changes to the environment that have occurred over the summer. It now feels like we have a ‘real’ forest, with a basecamp, mud pit area, pond and lots of trees.The pupils took some of the photographs and certainly enjoyed playing hide and seek! Take a look …

Gardening – trying to restore our allotment.

Key Stage 1 pupils have been gardening, trying to restore some of the allotment area. We found lots of weeds, nettles, fox gloves, strawberries and Y1 have planted peas which are growing well. We dug up the weeds ensuring we got the roots and checked to see if the soil was healthy.

If you know anyone who is interested in helping to restore, weed and plant in our allotment, please contact Mrs Macleod. Her email address is amacleod@leverhouse.net

Mud minibeasts and collages.

Some Year 1 and 2 pupils have been making mud minibeasts and picture collages.We selected natural materials and use mud to make our mini beasts. we need to know how many legs they have, if they have wings and what they life in a habitat. Take a look…

Remember to bring your forest school kits back during the first week after the half term holidays. Have fun and get outside!

KS1 finding living things in our environment.

In our new forest school area, we looked for living things, things that were once alive and things that were dead. We then went looked for life in our pond. Look at what we found…

…tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs, water boatmen, beetles and a newt! Did you spot anything else?