What an amazing last day of term we had…. after waiting such a long time for our chicks to hatch, they did! We’d had them in the classroom keeping them warm in the incubator for 21 days (Click here to see the post)
Everyone was so excited when we came to school on the last day and one chick had already hatched. It was then very exciting when we got to spend the rest of the day watching the others hatch as well, by the end of the day we had 6 chicks. Some of our parents and carers even got to see the chicks hatching at our Easter Workshop.
In the afternoon we said a special hello to the chicks and everyone had a chance to hold a chick. Miss Parker and Miss Deakin were really proud of how sensible everyone was and how they held the chicks really carefully. After we all had to wash our hands remembering what we learnt at Cannon Hall about always washing our hands after being near animals.
We LOVED having the chicks in our classroom and are going to be sad now they’ve had to go back to their farm.
What have we been learning?
- About the life cycle and how chicks come from eggs.
- To observe animals talking about what we can see, hear and feel.
- To care for animals and treat them with respect.
- To make sure we follow hygiene rules after handling animals to keep ourselves safe.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Visit Graves Park or somewhere else with hens and chicks so you can continue to observe the animals at different stages of the life cycle.
- Look for other birds when you are out and about and in your garden. Can you find out what they are?
- Find out about different life cycles, such as tadpoles/ frogs, caterpillar/ butterflies or even for plants. You can use books at the library and internet searches to help you.