Children at James Peacock Infant & Nursery School have been lucky enough to have an incubator with 11 eggs ready to hatch. Nursery children waited excitedly for the chicks to appear and despite being told that possibly only 50% would hatch, 10 of the 11 eggs produced a chick!
In addition to the pleasure of watching and handling the chicks, they used them as part of their numeracy work, measuring and counting them, and enjoyed watching the chicks in different environments particularly searching for worms in the Nursery Garden. The chicks will be returned to a free range farm once they are fully formed.
Staff and children would also like to say thank you to parents, carers and Friends of James Peacock for raising funds to purchase a giant caterpillar for the children to play on. Please ring 0115 914 4225 for more information about the school or visit the website www.jamespeacock.org.uk
Paige, Lily, Ethan, Scarlett, Daisy, Amelia and Leila with 2 of the chicks.
Article & photograph by Sally Bashford-Squires