Last week we got a delivery of 11 eggs to Rachel Keeling.
The children were intrigued and shared ideas about what they thought might hatch: would it be dinosaurs, chicks or snakes?
Some children thought they might be to eat!!!!
The children were encouraged to share their ideas and predict what might happen next by talking and listening to each other.
We waited patiently and 2 days later some beaks tapped their way out and a chick appeared.
Once they dried off and were strong enough to stand, we moved them into a bigger container with a light to heat them, water to drink and seeds to eat.
We continued to watch as all 11 hatched.
During this time, children used books and posters to find out what chicks needed to help them grow and what they might look like as they got bigger.
Children excitedly showed their friends and families each day.
Children were able to closely observe and talk about the changes they could see.
Once the chicks were strong enough, we took them out to clean and for some exercise.
Children had the opportunity to gently handle them too.
They felt so soft and fluffy - some of them were very lively too.
Tomorrow they go back to the farm but it has been a wonderful experience of awe and wonder for the children.