We had a super exciting delivery to Dover Class – 10 eggs! They were delivered in an incubator to keep them nice and warm and we watched patiently for any signs of change. On Friday morning, we finally came into school to the sound of tweeting! The baby chicks had used their egg tooth to make a hole in the shell and push their way out of the egg! We had 7 chicks hatch all together, 3 girls and 4 boys. They looked a little bit soggy and tired at first but soon became nice and fluffy and awake and we could put them into the brooder box. We loved watching them change and grow and noticed their egg tooth soon dropped off and they began to grow feathers on their wings. We weighed and measured them and found out how fast they grow, especially as they were eating lots of chick crumb. We were responsible rabbits, cleaning out and feeding the chicks’ everyday and were courageous cats and happy hippos when we held them!
We followed a recipe to make Gruffalo (apple!) crumble. We practised our capacity learning by reading the recipe carefully and seeing if we needed half a cup of the ingredient or a full cup. We spoke about how the cup was then empty once we had added in the ingredient. We tried the crumble this afternoon and it was super sweet and delicious!