During project learning this week the children in reception have been exploring the outdoor environment. In doing so they have been learning about animals and their habitats. This week we were all very excited when we captured live footage of badgers, foxes, squirrels and birds using our school camera traps. The children have been highly motivated by the footage, asking lots of questions and relaying facts and information that they already know.
To support this current fascination and interest we thought it would be a good experience to allow the children to take part in BBC's live winterwatch lesson. On Thusday we sent in our footage to the BBC, and even got a small mention on the bottom of the screen!
Broadcasting live from Winterwatch's new location in the wildest part of the UK - the Cairngorms National Park - the children were able to investigate living things and their habitats, explore the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, learn how to classify animals based on their characteristics and explore how animals adapt as their environment changes.
The session was enjoyed by all, and I am sure it has prompted even more lines of enquiry for the children to explore within the outdoor learning project.