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Birds Bugs & Bushes

Activity content:  An activity taking Approx. ½ - ¾  Hours and suitable for Foundation Stage.



Modelling a Bush

Pupils are introduced to some very simple ecology:

  • Looking at pictures of some common birds the feeding habits of these birds are discussed (What do they eat?)  Do they feed in the bushes or on the ground?
  • Pupils see pictures of brightly coloured insects such as wasps and ladybirds, which birds do not eat – they learn to avoid them.
  • Pupils then construct simple bushes and place ‘mini-beasts’ on them to show they have understood the principle that the edible ones will hide whilst the bright ones will not.


N.B. significant staff input is needed to run this activity with Reception.



 







Design & Technology

  • Using scissors to cut out simple shapes


  • Using sellotape to attach things together


Science

  • Very simple ecology

Social
skills

  • Listening, communicating ideas, working in groups


Objectives

  • To acquire the construction and assembly skills required to make the model


  • To learn new vocabulary related to animal interaction


  • To work as a team


If you require further information or to book a session please contact us: Tel 0161 295 6374 or email