Learning about life Science

13th May 2022

The children are learning about life cycles in science this term by looking after some ducklings. Delivered on Tuesday, the duckling eggs were kept in a warm incubator until they were ready to be put into the brooder cage. In the cage they have a warm brooder to sleep under, food and water.  By Saturday they had begun to hatch and we used this opportunity to let the children see first-hand this fascinating journey. 

They  have been learning about how the duckling grows inside the egg and eventually hatches. The pupils got  to feed, handle and look after the ducklings before they are picked up on Friday to be rehomed at a traditional smallholding in Kent. 

“If children grow up not knowing about nature and appreciating it, they will not understand it, and if they don’t understand it, they won’t protect it, and if the don’t protect it, who will?”
Sir David Attenborough.