The RSPB’s Schools’ Birdwatch is happening now! It started on the 5th January and goes on until the 21st of February so there is plenty of time to join it if you haven’t already done so. See: https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/
“1. Register today!
Register today, and we’ll send you a fantastic pack with everything that you and your class need to take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch. All our resources are differentiated to support curriculum learning and are available in Welsh, but hurry – packs are only available until 30 January.
- Get counting
Get counting in your school grounds! Your free pack includes helpful ID resources, handy survey sheets plus everything you need to know to get your Wild Challenge award.
- Submit your results
You can now submit your results online. It’s easy to do with your class interactively on the whiteboard. We really want to know what you see, even if you see nothing at all. The last day for sending us your results is 21 February.”(RSPB)
The registration page offers resources to help teachers get their class ready with a free pack
Basically, just like the big garden birdwatch, children watch the school’s groups and count the birds, it will get them involved in the local habitat in an interesting way and provide plenty of data for numeracy later. Survey sheets and bird recognition sheets that can be shared on the whiteboard are freely available.
The RSPB’s Schools’ Birdwatch shares lots of resources, creative activities, recipes, games, and more!