Reception's visit from the chicks
This week has been very exciting for Reception! On Tuesday, an incubator with 16 eggs was brought to St Thomas' and placed in the Reception area. The children were very excited as they got to observe the chicks hatching from the eggs. This has supported their learning on the life cycle of a chicken and all the children got to take part in a range of learning opportunities. On Monday, the children prepared for the chicks hatching by writing a party invitation to celebrate their birth and created a shopping list using their phonics. On Wednesday and Thursday the children completed a diary entry and wrote about the changes they had observed inside the incubator.
Once the chicks had hatched, the children helped Miss Kelly look after them and prepare their brooder boxes. They understood that they had to be gentle with the chicks and show compassion. On Friday, it was Reception's parent event, where all the parents had the opportunity to see the chicks and look at all the wonderful work from the week. We would like to thank everyone who came to the after school event and hope you enjoyed the activities that were available.