To say goodbye to the chicks properly, Year 5 invited family in to see the work they had completed. After each child had given a fact linked to chicks, to show some of the things they had learnt, the parents were all amazed as the chicks were allowed to run around the school hall. Once they had been collected the children shared their powerpoints with the mums and dads, which they had cleverly hyperlinked. Thank you to all who came to visit.
The chicks are very confident and relaxed with us now. They run all over the place when they are put out on the classroom floor. These funny little things need cleaning once or twice a day. The chicks – cute and fluffy – play very nicely together. We have learned that some people think they have evolved from dinosaurs because of the scales on their legs. We are so lucky that all 11 eggs have hatched. Isabelle C & Lucy E
The chicks are now growing a lot and are developing more and more. We can see the chicks are bonding with us and come to us and cheep. The chicks are really confident now when we put them down on the classroom floor to run about. They are very fast too! Year 5 are really enjoying having the chicks with us in school. Malachi & Louis Photos Kiera & Annabelle P
Today the Year 5 children created a circle around the edges of the floor in North 1 again. We put plenty of newspaper on the floor to try to catch any accidents from landing on the carpet! When the chicks were allowed to run free we noticed that they had become a lot more confident over the weekend as they had been handled a lot by Miss Richards’s family. Their feathers have grown and some of us could see the start of a comb growing. We also noticed how they were using the
On Friday we cleaned out the brooder box, whilst 11 lucky children were able to hold the chicks. After carefully, placing newspaper on the floor, we then made a large circle and allowed the chicks to run free in between us. The chicks were placed in the middle and after initially seeming nervous they soon became braver and were soon dashing about all over the place. It was funny when they started making cheeping noises and when the started to play fight with each other. Some
Thursday, Year 5 discovered that all 11 of our eggs have hatched successfully. They were very excited to get together this afternoon and some of the children had their first chance to hold the oldest chicks that had spent last night in the brooder box. Since the eggs arrived, the children have all been fascinated by chick facts. By Joseph M & Aleesha Photographs Joseph F and Angel
Our children were so excited to come into school to see that nearly all the eggs had hatched over-night. The two remaining eggs had pipped and by the afternoon there was only one egg left to hatch. The final one struggled out just as the children had left (he waited until it was peaceful!) The following link will take you to a Youtube page to watch the main hatch on time lapse.https://youtu.be/aNcmhNxKWow