Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


Invention Time!


Today we are moving away from English slightly. Still linking with the farm, I would like you to design your own hen house with an egg catching device. 

The design is completely down to you but must include the following criteria:

  • Large enough to sleep 6 hens comfortably
  • More than 1 floor
  • The egg catching device must be strong enough to store the eggs and have easy access for the farmer to collect them

Once you have designed your hen house, make sure it is clearly labelled and includes a brief description of how the egg catching device works. If you have time or would like to challenge yourself, have a go at making it. I would love to see any photos of your designs and models.


Have fun! smiley

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