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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'

Eggs

Living Eggs 

Monday 27th February 2017-Day One 

 

We have some egg-citing news to share.

 

This week saw the arrival of ten eggs.  The eggs were laid 19 days ago and are due to crack on the 21st day. Hopefully they will start to crack on Wednesday.

The ten eggs are in an incubator in the Welfare Room. If you do go to see them please remember to use quiet voices and make sure that you are careful not to knock the furniture that the incubator is on; we don't want to upset what is growing inside the eggs.

Each day we will upload a photo so that you can check the progress of the eggs and what happens to them.

 

What do you think might be growing inside the eggs? Do you know what other creatures start their life inside an egg?

 

 

What do you notice about the eggs? They have been numbered. Do you know why this is? Which one do you think will hatch first?

 

Tuesday 28th February 2017-Day two

Tuesday 28th February 2017-Day two 1

Spot the differences between the photo from day one and the photo from day two.

Are the eggs still in the same place? The eggs have moved. How did they do that? Nobody has touched them!

Wednesday 1st March 2017-Day Three

 

I was so egg-cited when I came into school this morning, I noticed that some of the eggs had started to crack!

 

 

Can you see which eggs have got a crack in them? 

 

Something even more egg-citing happened later on in the morning and Miss Pearson managed to catch it on video! Unfortunately the video file is too large!!!  The first egg to crack was ... number 10. Then we saw the arrival of number six. At the end of the day out came number 5!  So we had 3 chicks.

 

What happened next was un-eggspected! I went to see if the three chicks were okay. I took my i-pad with me just in case and guess what...another chick was hatching! Wow! Whoops I was so happy to see the chick hatch that I forgot to check which number it was.. can you see a number on the egg that is cracking open?

 

Chick number 4 hatching part 1

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Chick number 4 hatching part 2

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Chick number 4 hatching part 3

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I was eggs-hausted just watching the chick hatching out. They are very sleepy chicks!

Thursday 2nd March 2017-Day four

 

What a day day four turned out to be! Last night,when I left school I was very happy to see four chirping chicks in the incubator. This morning you can imagine the surprise when I was met with cheeps coming from 9 chicks! It was amazing.  Cheep, cheep, cheep... 

Morning-fourth day

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For the remainder of day four we were wondering what would happen to egg number ten! Would it crack open? The other chicks appeared to be helping it out. We had to wait until after school for it to finally hatch!

Chick ten hatching out

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Chick number 10 is born!

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I removed eight of the chicks and put them into the brooder. This will be their home for the next week whilst staying with us. Did you know that the yellow chicks are the boys and the others are the girls? 

Two in the incubator. Birds eye view.

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Eight in the Brooder

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Friday 3rd March 2017-Day five

Chicks in the Brooder

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Ten little chicks...pecking away

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Napping in the food bowl!

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Saturday 4th March 2017-Day 6

Chicks at home

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Chicks at home

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Sunday 5th March-Day five

Up close

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Feathers

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Coffee the Hamster rolls by...

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Monday 6th March 2017-Day 8

Back in school-a day in the Early Years

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Back in school-a day in the Early Years 2
Back in school-a day in the Early Years 3

On top of the water container

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This chick spent the day jumping on and off the water container, once it had discovered what it could do...great exploring little chick!

Tuesday 7th March- Day 9

Hungry chicks!

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Very hungry chicks when I arrived at school this morning! Now that they are getting bigger they want to eat a lot more. The chick's are given two bowls of food per day.

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Wednesday 8th March-Day 10

The chicks play with paper-part one

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The chicks play with paper-part two

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Chicks

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Thursday 9th March 2017

 

Today we said farewell to the chicks. They have gone to a good home and we hope that they have a very happy life. What a wonderful experience the chicks have been. We have loved watching them develop from egg to chick. Bye-bye young chicks...

School Open Day Tour on Monday 27th November at 10am
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