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The children have been hard at work making bird boxes with Mr Campbell. 

Below is an insight into the sessions, week by week. 

Hopefully we will have some pictures of the finished product soon! 

 

Here are some of the skills the children will be developing: 

  • Problem solving (including measuring and ratio)
  • Decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication skills

 

 

Our design for the mud kitchen is coming along, we looked at different saws and their uses, we discussed which wood would be suitable for our kitchen and measured and calculated wood needed to create the structure.

Session

Objectives/task

Resources

1

Survey the school and the surrounding areas.

Map skills: draw a map showing positions of trees.

Ch should;

  • Draw an accurate map
  • Start to identify different species of trees
  • Estimate the height of the trees

Clip boards

Pencils

Paper

Tape measure

2

Study local environment (Boggart Hole Clough) to look for different wildlife; birds, bats, hedgehogs.

Ch should;

  • Start to identify different species of birds
  • Look for and describe their natural habitats
  • Look for evidence of food (nut shells etc)

 

Clip boards

Pencils

Paper

 

3

Research different types of nest boxes or sanctuaries we could make from wood.

  • RSPB website – which type of bird box for which type of bird?
  • Bat box designs
  • Bird feeders (how do we make them squirrel proof?)
  • Bug hotels

Clip boards

Pencils

Paper

Ipads/laptops/ICT suite

4 & 5

Start to create design (this will depend on previous session)

Ch should;

  • Estimate how much wood they will need
  • Measure accurately with a tape measure
  • Use basic hand tools to hold wood together (screwdrivers, hammers, nails and screws)
  • Describe their design using shape and angle vocabulary

Handtools;

Screwdrivers

Hammers

Nails

Screws

Tape measures

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