We were so excited to look after our little chicks over the last half term. We took regular trips to the incubator to monitor their development and checked to see if they had grown any bigger inside the eggs. We learnt about how the mother hen keeps the eggs nice and warm and turns them with her feet to help them grow. The incubator does the same job. We read Dora’s Eggs which is a story about a mother hen who can’t wait for her own eggs to hatch after seeing all the fun that the other animals are having with their own new babies. We learnt that a baby duck is called a duckling, a baby cow is called a calf, and baby sheep is called a lamb. Once eggs had hatched we all very carefully took turns to give the chicks a cuddle, remembering to wash our hands after.
Eid Mubarak to all of our families who celebrated. We learnt about the Islamic traditions around the celebration with the help of the children who celebrate. We learnt about fasting during Ramadan from sunrise until sunset as well as doing good deeds, praying and reading the Qur’an. We thought that fasting might be quite tricky and we had lots of kind ideas about good deeds that we could do. We learnt that Ramadan ends and Eid al-Fitr begins when a new moon is seen in the sky. If you celebrated Eid we would really love for you to share your family photographs of the celebration. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org