If you read this activity in January, we strongly recommend that you link it to the RSPB’s wonderful annual Big Garden Birdwatch, but it can be completed any time of year.

Suitable either at school or as a fantastic home learning activity, children contribute to a citizen science project by conducting research into local birds.

Following on from the activity, children pick one local bird to create a piece of art, labelling it in English as well as their home language.

As an extension activity, children are invited (with a supporting worksheet to scaffold writing) to explore the birds elsewhere in the world, building online research skills or drawing on family knowledge.

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