We have been talking about which animals hatch from eggs and what might be inside our eggs . Listen to the children idea's below!
The eggs have hatched! We now have 9 baby chicks, 5 boys and 4 girls. We are going to be keeping the girls, the hens. They will go into into our animal enclosure so the children can watch them grow into hens, help care for them and collect the eggs once they are laying.
Article 17 (access to information from the media) - Every child has the right to reliable information from a variety of sources.
The children have enjoyed reading lots of information books about the chicks and learning lots of interesting facts about the chicks and hens.
We have been painting and drawing chicks; and making them from playdough.
The chicks are over a week old now, they have grown so fast! The children have already noticed that some feathers are growing on their wings.
We have been celebrating world book day. The children have been reading lots of stories; and voting for their favourite to win the Stoneyholme Picture Book World Cup.
We have been to WHSmiths to spend our book token and we all bought a book called '10 Little Bookworms' by Michael Brownlow.
The children and teachers took part in a vocabulary parade. Each child chose a word, an adjective; to dress up as. The costumes were fantastic!
Article 29 (goals of education): Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
Primary Engineers- Leaders Award
After hatching our chicks and reading the story "The Great Chicken Mystery" the children decided to design "The Dream Hen House". It needed to be comfortable, fun and safe from predators. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as hen swings and slides, security cameras and fox traps. Look at our fabulous designs below.
The children have been taking part in lots of different experiments and finding out new things. We have been looking at the properties of water and other liquids.
We have been looking at different foods and how they can change. We made smoothies and turned them into ice lollies. The children also looked at what happens to chocolate when it melts and then put it in the fridge.