This citizen science project with the British Trust for Ornithology is always popular with the children.
Classes worked in pairs except for Acorn class who had their own session on Thursday morning.
Research by the BTO has shown declining numbers of many kinds of birds, which may be caused in part by a reduction in the amount of food available. In particular, the BTO want to know about numbers of soil invertebrates which many birds feed on.
The children dug up 30cm squares of turf from the school field, the area by the school garden, and the green space next to school.