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Spring 2024

DT Competition for all!


Design your own Bird Feeder

As a part of RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch, there is a school competition taking place. The challenge is to design an appropriate bird feeder that will attract birds into your gardens. 


There are many different materials you can use to make bird feeders. Below you will see some examples which you may get ideas from. 



Things to consider:

  • your bird feeder design needs to be easy to clean
  • sturdy enough to withstand winter weather and  the squirrels
  • think about the size carefully (no birds crowding) 
  • long lasting feeder 
  • make it attractive


Don't forget to label your design and state which materials you would use and how you will join it together. Write a sentence or two to explain why your design should be chosen. The DT ambassadors will be visiting each class with some examples and a copy of the designing sheet. Alternatively, you can download the design sheet using the link below. 


Competition closes on the 5th of February. 


We look forward to seeing your entries. smiley

Autumn 2023


Christmas STEM Challenge - Chromatography Christmas Trees

Years 1 and 2

Christmas STEM Challenge - decorations

Years 3 and 4

Story Books - moving mechanisms

Christmas STEM Challenge - Rice Krispie Snowmen

Years 5 and 6

Building Bridges

Christmas STEM Challenge - Sparkly slime

Christmas STEM Challenge 

Our DT Journey at St Mary's 


Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4 

Years 5 and 6 

We love designing, making, creating and evaluating. Take a look at all the amazing skills we have been developing in DT.