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Roydon Primary Academy egg cam captures chicks hatching

Education / Fri 14th May 2021 at 12:15pm

INTRIGUED children have kept their eyes on their classroom around the clock as their new classmates rapidly developed.

After receiving ten eggs and hatching equipment, pupils at Roydon Primary Academy, in Roydon, set up a live stream to monitor the new arrivals.

The egg cam enabled the whole school community to watch from home as the eggs hatched and chicks emerged. 

The school will keep some of the chickens to support in further learning across the school.

Teacher Enzo Vullo said: “This captured the attention of our whole school community, with children and families discussing the chicks at the school gate. 

“It has been a valuable exercise that has allowed us to cover the ‘understanding the world’ section of the Early Years curriculum. It also promotes interesting discussions at home around life cycles and an appreciation for the use of IT in today’s world.

“It also provides us with a unique experience to explore high quality children’s text relating to chicks and chickens and introduces the children to non-fiction books to continue to develop their love of reading and books. Having the chicks in class allows the children to ‘write for a purpose’, including lists of names, cards for the chicks and documenting life cycles.”

  • Limited places are available in the 2021-2022 Reception cohort at Roydon Primary Academy. Contact the school office for more information.
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