Last year in May, 10 chicks hatched at the school. Some families then took pairs of chicks home to be reared. Today, two of the chicks, now fully grown hens, returned to their place of birth.
With some flapping, scratching and pecking, Sprickle and Sprackle, quickly drew a crowd. Between them, they reportedly lay between 2-4 eggs per day. We are glad they took time off their busy schedule to come and entertain us.
Thanks to Marnie and her family for allowing us to borrow these two fine specimens for the day and to Else for the enclosure.
Many thanks to Marnie's dad for coming in to talk about engineering with the Year 6 STEM classes. He compared the load-bearing structures in a building to the bones in the human skeleton.
Last week, our building challenge was to make a human figure from a set list of materials -- pop sticks, elastic and bricks. Not easy!
This week, we set out with Year 5 to understand some features of modern factories like the assembly line and worker specialisation. We ran "factories" to produce copies of a pop stick figure. Congratulations to the managers and the workers!