Year 5 and 6 have been busy this afternoon trying to replicate an intricate skill – nest building.
A question was posed to them: Can children build nests better than birds can?
We decided to test this theory. Firstly, we watched an expert, the weaver bird, create a nest using a mixture of skill, persistence and intricacy. Then, we went out into our garden and gathered the equipment we thought we’d need to create our own nests.
The children needed to think about structure and consistency and assess which materials would provide them with this.
The results were very interesting indeed.
Watch out for the results!