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Exploring the Outdoors – Brilliant Birds

Local birdwatcher Mrs Twitcher is an expert on birds’ nests. “I think birds are brilliant, but I don’t think people can build nests like birds do.” Do you think Mrs Twitcher is right?

The Sparrows were set the challenge of building a birds’ nest during forest school this week.

They started off thinking about natural materials in the forest. They discussed using leaves, sticks, twigs, feathers, grass and mud.

When they got to the forest, they worked in small teams to build a birds nest. The requirements were that it needed to be strong and sturdy. This proved to be quite a challenge, due to lots of recent wet weather! But the Sparrows persevered and created some brilliant birds nests around the forest. The Sparrows were keen to test the nest out with one of our class reading buddies ‘Blue Bird’.

The Sparrows thought about what would happen if the conditions in the forest changed. We discussed what would happen to the birds’ nests on a sunny day, rainy day, windy day and snowy day. We all agreed that the nests would need to be very strong, so they didn’t blow away!

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