To coincide with the RSPB's Bird Watch we ran a whole school Bird Activity Day. The children worked with their friends from across school to find out lots of facts about birds and how to encourage and help them have a home within our gardens and grounds around the school.
We went outside and experienced nature first-hand. The children had charts to complete to help them identify the kinds of birds they saw visiting our forest area. Their handmade binoculars seemed to come in handy for this!
Children had fun making paper bird mobiles and masks. There was some real creativity going on in Mrs Watson's room where children were making bird puppets and then working together to create wonderful shadow puppet stories. They even devised how to make a bridge for the birds to sit on.
Elsewhere in school children were making bird feeders to ensure our feathered friends have the right nutrients they need over the winter months.
One of the nicest things we saw today was the older children looking after their younger friends from nursery and reception. We have very caring and responsible children here at Pentland, who are good team players.