Nursery and primary to Year 2
When you ask a child to name a ‘bird’, what do they usually say? Probably ‘sparrow’, ‘pigeon’ or ‘parrot’. Rarely will you hear ‘duck’ or ‘chicken’, while a child calling out ‘bat’ or ‘dragonfly’ is not unheard of!
During this workshop accompanied by specimens from the Museum of Bordeaux collections, children will answer the question ‘What is a bird?’ and discover a sample of the wide diversity of birds.
Songs and calls are forms of communication among birds. Birds use their beak to catch, grab and carry food for themselves and their young. Depending on their lifestyle, birds use their feet for walking, swimming, perching, landing, capturing prey or even snatching food. During the workshop, children will learn about the major defining characteristics of bird through games, specimens, feathers, eggs, skeletons and other media.
The session concludes with creating imaginary birds, puzzles and reading children's reference books.
- Describe and know about birds
- Explore the diversity of the bird world
- Develop observation skills
- Learn to recognise common birds
- Observe feathers and eggs
- Understand how they feed, move, reproduce and behave
- Learn how to use children’s reference books
- Learn some new words
During the workshop, the facilitator will present a slideshow and a selection from the Museum of Bordeaux collections including a host of stuffed specimens, eggs and feathers. Participants will also play a bird song listening game and use learning resources specially devised for the workshop.
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