Chick Page

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Welcome to Coopers Lane’s Incubation Project page.

On Tuesday 10th November, Aldenham Country Park in North London will be visiting our school to bring fertilised eggs. This is an exciting opportunity for our school to incubate and hatch chicks. We are all very excited.

You are welcome to visit the eggs or the chicks when they hatch. They will be kept in Knightsbridge class.

 

Aldenham Country Park Visit – Session 1

The children in years 3/4 were so excited when Aldenham Country Park arrived at Coopers Lane. As soon as they arrived they immediately set up the incubator so that it began to warm to the correct temperature. Then seven eggs were carefully placed inside. They then brought in a chicken and a duck for the children to meet. Some children had a chance to stroke the birds. We then had a compare and contrast talk about the differences in the birds and the children were asked to discuss why this would be.

Click Here to see a powerpoint of photos of the visit.

We are now on day 7 – see below the stages of development:

Day 1 – Nervous system, head and eye begins to form.

Day 2 – The heart and ears begin to develop. At the end of the day the heart begins to beat.

Day 3 – The nose, legs and wings begin to form.

Day 4 –The tongue begins to form.

Day 5 – The reproductive organs develop and gender is determined.

Day 6 – The beak and egg tooth begins to form.

Day 7 – The comb begins to form. The mouth opening appears.

For an animation that shows this click here:

 

 

What’s happening inside our chick embryo eggs today?

We are on day 11!!

 

Day 8+9 – Feathers begin to form.

Day 10 – Beak begins to harden.

Day 11+12 – Tail Feathers appear and toes fully harden.

 

Here is what the embryo chick looks like inside our eggs. We are on day 11.

 

 

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Countdown to hatching

There are 9 days left until hatching day!!!

LINKS TO THE CURRICULUM IN OUR YEAR 3 AND 4 CLASSES:

The children have been busy visiting the eggs and writing letters to the chicks welcoming them into the world and offering them any advice they think they might need. Here are some photos of the children posting their  letters into our chick postbox.

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WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES, MORE PHOTOS AND HOPEFULLY SOME EXCITING HATCHING FOOTAGE.

 

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Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Thu 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Fri 8:45am-2:15pm
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
EYFS/KS1 Lunchtime 12:00pm to 1:00pm
KS2 Lunchtime 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 5:45pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email

info@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Headteacher

Headteacher@cooperslane.lewisham.sch.uk

Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Kerry Michaels – Admin Assistant