The school recognises that science is both an exciting academic subject and another area where children can develop a sense of awe and wonder. Our science curriculum is based on our local area and serves to develop the knowledge and skills of our children. Pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to ‘explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes’. Pupils seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.
Winter Science Ideas
What to feed birds in winter
You could buy wild bird seed mix, or just put out leftovers such as bits of pastry, uncooked porridge oats (not cooked porridge as that can glue up their beak and feathers), cooked rice or over-ripe fruit. Or you could have fun making your own mixes by looking online for recipes!
Foods to avoid
Don’t put out food that’s going off as the bacteria may make birds sick. Also, don’t feed them anything covered in greasy fats, such as butter or margarine, as these can clog up their feathers. You MUST avoid desiccated (dried) coconut as it can swell in their tummies and kill them! Although bread won’t hurt them, it doesn’t contain the nutrients they need so it’s best avoided.
Look on the CBeebies site and the Woodland Trust to find different bird feeder designs.