Heatherlands Primary School

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RSPB visit November 2018

Yr5 had a fantastic day playing outside in the rain!

We got our waterproofs on and went out with members of the RSPB to look for minibeasts, listen for birds and feel the wind and rain on our faces. We found shield bugs and even some frogs when we were looking. We used sheets to identify different leaves and seeds and found out about the different ways to identify types of wildlife that live on our school site. One group got to see a Jay catching its breakfast too! Thank you very much to the RSPB for coming in and working with us - we all really enjoyed it and are inspired to try out our own Biobliotz at home and in local parks.

RSPB Visit June 2018

This week Yr5 got a special visit from the RSPB, we got the chance to do a bio blitz to help find some endangered wildlife species. We found out that our school has a great eco system by finding several species of insects, frogs & birds. Yr5 saw baby magpies getting fed by their mother, some fantastic frogs & many mini beasts. We all got the chance to use special equipment like bug nets, some magnificent magnifying pots & some binoculars. Written by Theo, Aggie, MJ & Mollie.

Hanging our bird feeders January 2018

RSPB visit January 2018

The RSPB came into Year 1 to go on a habitat walk within our grounds. We were given maps of the school and had a checklist of features to look for.

We found bushes, trees, log piles, dead wood, a hedgehog home, compost bins, flower beds and a pond and lots more. All of these places gave our animals a habitat. However, when we looked for available food sources in the Winter we realised there wasn't much available. The children decided to make bird feeders to help the birds during the winter months.