Since introducing our new curriculum at St John’s, aimed at inspiring and exciting children about their learning, Reception classes have hatched chicks during their ‘Down on the Farm’ theme. The eggs are sourced from Ladyland Farm after the children’s visit and then hatched in an incubator in the Reception area where the children can see the whole process of hatching chicks. Older children often ‘divert’ through the Infant area to keep an eye what is happening day to day as well!!
We have found it such a valuable first hand learning experience and one that we are keen to repeat. We have previously borrowed an incubator and, once hatched, the chicks are returned to the farm.
One of our Parents, Mrs Hickman has very kindly purchased an incubator and donated it to the school. We would very much like to keep the hatched chicks for a while longer so that the children can see them grow and develop over the first few months, but we do need an indoor cage for them. This would need to be at least 1m long to allow the chicks to roam around.
Please let Mrs Zarzycka or Miss McConnell know if you are able to help.
Does anyone have a large (1m in length) indoor cage that we could have to keep our chicks in?