Outdoor Learning Environment
The Carr Chickens
Our school decided that chickens would be a fantastic addition to our school community.
In September 2016 we hatched and reared our feathered friends as part of our Science, PSHCE and SMSC provision. This process enabled us to learn about life cycles and observe changes over time. In addition, the chickens provided the opportunity for the children to become responsible carers and ensure the welfare of the new arrivals.
On a daily basis, the chickens are let out of their Eglu and enjoy free range time on the school field. They are fed, watered, cleaned and any eggs are carefully collected. All of these duties are carried out by the children, under close adult supervision. Each year group is given the opportunity to fulfil these responsibilities on a rota.
Over weekends and during school holidays, our chickens are cared for by pupil volunteers and their families - they even get a visit on Christmas Day!
Back inside the school building, the chickens have been an inspiration for numerous Art projects as well as enabling us to explore first-hand a range of PSHCE themes.