Sunday Times Prep School of the Year 2013-14

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken!

Y1P delighted us all with their assembly which recounted the whole ‘chicks in school’ experience. Mrs Lanigan who has a keen interest in chickens and has kept the birds domestically, arranged for 10 eggs to be incubated in school in a special heated tank that fulfils the role of the mother hen sitting on her nest. The girls talked us through the whole life cycle of a chicken and expertly used all associated language speaking expertly about ‘pipping’, ‘embryo’ and ‘eye tooth’ amongst other terminology. We have had a live link, ‘chick cam’ set up in school with various laptops streaming the action to the classrooms around school, and all the girls have watched the process of hatching. Each class has had a chance to go and see the eggs and newly-hatched chicks, and are looking forward to one more visit when the fluffy yellow creatures are getting more active, chirping and have to be kept contained within a pen. It was a great assembly from our Y1P class and ensured we all reinforced our understanding and enjoyment of these super creatures.

 chicks in school

Learning from real life.