Lifecycles Year 5 – Summer 1 2023

Year 5 have been very lucky to have the opportunity to have cared for some ducklings as part of their science and living things topic.

Five eggs were delivered and kept in an incubator and the children made close observations, daily, in their diaries. We have been studying the lifecycles of birds, animals, insects and amphibians.

A week later, they were allowed to swim in a shallow pool. The children enjoyed watching them use their webbed feet as they had learnt about these when studying water resistance in the Spring Term.

After their swim, we watched them drying and preening themselves in the sunshine and pecking at the grass. The children were very relaxed, watching them exploring their new environment.