This term the year 4 classes have been learning about Chickens. Each week we take turns to feed, water and collect their eggs.
We have also been studying chickens as part of our topic. We began by answering some true and false questions to see what we already knew and then we completed a Solo hexagon activity to see how many of our ideas about chickens linked together. Did you know dinosaur skeletons are very similar to birds?
We have learned about the body parts of chickens and how to label a diagram. We found out that a chicken has many different types of feathers including hackles, sickles and fluff. In room 12 we have done the life cycle of a chicken. The hen sits on her eggs for 21 days before they hatch. The chicks are fully grown after 4-5 months and females can start laying eggs from 6 months on.
We are really looking forward to doing some baking and cooking with eggs next term.