Swalwell Primary School

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Early Years Monday 18.5.2020


Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend and did some fun things with your family.


Today I thought you could have a go at a wild challenge! If you follow the link below (you might need to copy and paste) it will take you to the RSPB’s birdwatching challenge. Spend some time today seeing how many birds you can spot and identify in your garden or in the street. If you are going for a walk you could keep your eyes open then as well. If you have some binoculars they will help you to see the birds more clearly but they can be a bit tricky to get the hang of and sometimes, if you sit very still, the birds will come close enough for you to see without the binoculars.


Which type of bird was most common? Which was the biggest/smallest type of bird that you saw? I have seen a robin in my garden with a beak full of wriggly caterpillars – where do you think he might have been taking them and why?


Did you know that feathers are made of something called keratin – the same stuff as your fingernails?