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Big Bird Watch

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Earlier this week, Young Buds took part in the Big School Bird Watch as a follow up to their visit to Rosemoor. The children designed and made their own binoculars, considering camouflage and the habitat that they would be watching the birds within.  The children then honed their observation and data collection skills whilst recording the type and number of birds that they could see at any one time.  Once they had collated their data they submitted their results online.   During the bird watch they saw 1 blackbird, 2 blue tits, 4 buzzards, 2 house sparrows, 9 jackdaws and 10 robins.  If you would like to find out more, please visit the RSPB website.

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A Home for Robin - Outdoor Learning at RHS Rosemoor

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Little Berries, Young Buds and Streams enjoyed a wonderful day at RHS Rosemoor earlier this week.  In preparation for the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch, the children took part in a workshop entitled 'A Home for Robin'.  The children learned about what a bird needs to survive and what makes a good habitat.  They then explored the garden using identification and classification to gather and record data to assess whether or not Rosemoor is a good habitat for a robin to live in.  Finally, based upon their observations of a real nest, they found a safe place to build a nest which was then tested out by the resident Rosemoor robin.  Whilst at Rosemoor the children also had the opportunity to walk through the gardens looking at some of the incredible sculptures that are currently on display.  They also enjoyed playing in The Brash, a beautiful natural play area.  

It was an absolute pleasure to accompany the children on their visit to Rosemoor.  As always, their behaviour was impeccable and it was lovely to receive so many positive comments about their engagement in learning and the way in which they all generally conducted themselves throughout the day.  Well done children - I am very proud of you.

 

  

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Rosemoor Adventures

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Last week the children from Young Buds and Streams enjoyed a wonderful day out at RHS Rosemoor.  In the morning the children took part in a workshop to learn how seeds grow into plants and the vital role that bees play in pollinating flowers.  The children also explored what seeds and plants need to grow and learnt how to name the various parts of a plant, including the component parts of a flower. They also planted their own salad seeds to take back to school. During the afternoon the children explored the garden and had a little free time in the Copse play area.  It was an absolute pleasure to take the children out; their behaviour was impeccable throughout the day and they were a real credit to their families and the federation.  Well done Young Buds and Streams and thank you for sharing your day with me.

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