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The opportunity for cross curricular links and can be the catalyst for the children to produce original and spontaneous work.
•Sp/list: To listen, understand and respond to others’.
The displays are highly informative and sensitive to the age group involved, encouraging the children to listen carefully and retain facts enabling possible discussion at a further date.
•Reading: To read with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment.
The displays encourage children to want to find out more about the birds through research in books or on the internet giving a valuable purpose to reading.
•Writing: To develop understanding that writing is both essential to both thinking and learning, and enjoyable in it’s own right.
The displays provide opportunities for the children to record their experiences in different ways either thorough factual recounts or fictional compositions.
•Science: To ensure that scientific enquiry is taught through context taken from the sections on life processes and living things.
The displays give the opportunity to explore life cycles, food chains, growth and reproduction, movement, importance of appropriate diet and nutrition and exercise and the impact of humans on wildlife.
•ICT: To gather information from various source
Children can use the internet to find out more about birds of prey, their habitats, diet and characteristics.
•Geography: To ensure that geographical enquiry and skills are used when developing knowledge and understanding of places’.
The displays can link into how environmental change has an impact on species, habitats and countries of origins of the birds.
•SEN: Birds of prey displays have also proved through experience to promote great interest and enthusiasm with children who have SEN and those who find it otherwise difficult to access the curriculum.
There have been many examples where usually uninterested, uncooperative children have become enthralled and fascinated by the magnificence of the birds and were able to talk with enthusiasm, research and even write about their experience with the birds.