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St Thomas More Catholic First School

Diocesan Education Service
St Thomas More Catholic First School

 Diocesan Education Service

 Diocesan Education Service

This week we will be working each day towards designing and making bird houses to encourage birds to our school grounds.

Check back daily to see a blog of our progress.

Day Five: Friday

 

Our final day! 

This morning we have cut and stuck the perches and cut and stuck the roofs and bases.

We have our first finished bird boxes!

 

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Day Four: Thursday

 

Today we have drilled the entrance holes and stuck / nailed our walls together. 

We then made templates for the roofs and bases which we will cut out of plastic card on Friday.

 

Most of our guides to tool use are finished and we have started researching garden birds so we can identify what will use the boxes. We also made some sketches to help us identify different birds.

 

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Day Three: Wednesday

 

Today we continued preparing our components by sawing accurately and sanding down.

We also continued our guides to using tools and researched where and how best to use our bird houses once they are finished.

 

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Day Two: Tuesday

 

Today we have been marking out our wood and some of us have cut our sides, front and back panels out.

 

We have also started making guides to using tools safely for the other children in school.

 

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Day One: Monday

 

First, we took apart some bought bird boxes (products) to see how they were made.

 

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We studied and measured the component parts to give us ideas for our designs.

We also looked at how they were fixed together.

 

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Next, we started detailed designs and some of us practiced a few of the skills we will need when making our own.

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