6L really enjoyed Curriculum Enrichment Day- we started off discussing what actually makes a bird, a ‘bird of prey’, or ‘raptor’ and I was impressed by how many birds of prey the class could name together! We then completed a variety of activities throughout the day; some of the children created some incredible sketches of different birds of prey and others made their own non-fiction books and shared their research with the class.
We then had a workshop with a birds of prey handler, who introduced us to his Kestrel Igor and a barn owl. The children even got the opportunity to pull apart an owl pellet and see the bones of the animals it could not digest!
After the workshop the children created some poetry, including some stunning blackout poems. The afternoon ended with a flyover from a huge Eagle owl called Sway, who swooped over the children between some of the staff. It was a great day, topped off with a tasty lunch!
One final thing 6L did was watch a live feed of a Peregrine Falcon nest in Nottingham- we had it on most of the day and they were so excited every time one of the birds returned to the nest. If you would like to try and see the Falcons too, here is the link: https://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/peregrine-cam