Spring has sprung in Irchester!

Hi, This is Morgan and Kieran. Spring has finally sprung in Lab_13! As well as having some chicken eggs to hatch we have also been lucky enough to hatch tadpoles and spot newts!

??????????Mini Meadows Farm has been so generous to provide us with rare breed chicken eggs, an incubator and everything we need to mind the baby chicks once they hatch. To pay for the incubator, we offered egg sponsorship. For just £2 adults and children could choose their favourite egg and sponsor it. If that egg is the first to hatch then they will win a fantastic chicken inspired prize! The rare breeds include gold and silver partridge pekins, cream legbars and silkies! We can’t wait until May 8th when they are due to hatch!

??????????We are also home to tadpoles now that some frogspawn has hatched in our tank. We were surprised by how fast the little dots became tiny tadpoles – literally over a weekend! We have set up a webcam to watch the tadpoles grow and we broadcast it on big screens in our school.

We were all very excited when Mr .Bollard came to us yesterday afternoon and told us that he had seen newts in the wildlife area. We all raced to see them. We spotted about 5 newts swimming around the pond, mostly in pairs. We think they are common newts and as some had reddish bellies, we know that they are breeding at the moment. What signs of spring have you seen in your garden?

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