Watching eggs hatch into chicks

As part of our New Life and Growth science topic we are watching chicks hatch and grow.
The children observe the eggs hatching at first hand with great excitement and learn how to take care of vulnerable new born creatures, thinking about their needs.

Children also may have to face the fact that not all the eggs will hatch and we discuss reasons why this can happen.

We use the chicks in Literacy to increase descriptive language and for poetry writing.
Children throughout the school visit the chicks and parents are welcome to bring their pre-school children in to see them.