At Rachel Keeling we work with groups of children over a period of time. The starting point is always careful observation and listening to the children. As the cold weather hit us this week, the children in the garden were thinking about the birds who visit our garden. We looked at books and used the internet to identify different birds we have seen in the park and our garden and learned about how we can help feed them, particularly during these colder months. Children sustained concentration, problem solving, collaborating and supporting each other to take down the empty bird feeders and went shopping to buy more seeds to fill them up.
This has now lead to a new project where a group of children have begin researching bird feeders and are designing and making their own. This exciting proves of research, thinking, sharing, doing and evaluating will continue next week (with photographs to follow).