Posted in Literacy, Numeracy, Other, Science

Ducklings: Hatching!

It has been an exciting week in class two.  During the school inset day on Monday we received the delivery of seven Pekin duck eggs, an incubator and a brooder.  On Tuesday the children saw the eggs for the first time and we learnt about the job of the incubator whilst keeping a close eye out for any egg movements.  On Wednesday we were greeted at the beginning of the day by two brand new hatchings. They were tired after their journey out of the egg so we let them rest and dry in the incubator for three hours until they were ready to be moved to the brooder. We were also incredibly lucky to later see the third duckling hatch before our eyes in the classroom.  The video below shows the experience for children to look back and reflect upon.


Welcome to the world Doc, Dopey, Bashful, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy and Happy!

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BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words 2016

We are excited to have launched the BBC Radio 2, 500 Word story competition in year two this year! We think this is a great competition for children to get involved with and a fantastic home learning opportunity. We look forward to seeing some of the stories that you will be creating and would like to wish you all the best of luck.

Listen to the winning stories of 2014 here:

Check here for the terms and conditions:

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WALT: Research an author

Francesca Simon

What do we know about Francesca Simon already?  How can we find out more?  We have seen the authors biography at the front of one of her books.  Can you find out anymore by searching for her online?

Try the following links below:

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Horrid Henry’s Sports Day v’s Horrid Henry and the School Trip

This week we have been read two stories by Francesca Simon.  Horrid Henry’s Sports Day and Horrid Henry and the School Trip.  We discussed the characters, plot and purpose of the stories and rated them out of ten.  Many children were able to share their likes and dislikes about the stories very successfully.  As requested I have managed to find the cartoon versions of the stories online to share with you all.  Let me know if you can spot any differences between the stories and the videos!

Which story did you like best and why?