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EYFS Describing Birds - oracy and emergent writing resources pack

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Encourage children’s curiosity about the natural world around them by observing and describing birds. This activity could be completed as part of the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch or as part of leaning about animas in the local environment.

Children can talk about the birds that they see in the school grounds, their own gardens or local environment, identifying them using the British birds cards, which contain images of ten common native bird species. Emergent writing can be encouraged by drawing and writing about the birds that children have seen.

Included in the EYFS resource pack

  • British birds image cards
  • Describing birds word mat
  • British birds writing sheet
  • Teacher notes with guidance on how the resources could be used in the classroom



Early Learning Goals

ELG: The Natural World
Children at the expected level of development will:
- Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of plants and animals.

ELG: Writing
Children at the expected level of development will:
- Write simple phases and sentences that can be read by others



  • British birds image cards
  • Describing birds word mat
  • British birds writing sheet
  • Teacher notes with guidance on how the resources could be used in the classroom
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