Oven Nests

File:Rufous hornero (Red ovenbird)(Furnarius rufus) and nest (2).JPG - Wikipedia     Year 6 have been looking at different types of birds nests. Most birds in this country build cup style nests, but there are many different types of nest across the world. Today the children attempted to make “oven” or “dome” nests. They used clay as a base, some  fashioned 2 pinch pots first, then making sure the circumferences matched they joined these together to form a hollow ball. They used hatching and slip to form a strong bond then smoothed over the join. A hole is added so a bird can get in and out. Some children wanted to keep their nest plain on the outside, but they then added soft bedding to the inside. Others took inspiration from other birds and tried to camouflage their nests. Using bark and lichen taken from the trees, really made the nests blend in.

The Long-Term Principle: Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation, observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest School.

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