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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.

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

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Bank Holiday Weekend – A day at London Zoo

I hope you have all had a lovely bank holiday weekend! I am looking forward to hearing all about your weekend news today!  Recently in science we have been looking at how plants and animals grow.  We have been studying different habitats and discovering why certain plants and animals might be suited to them.  In literacy we have spent the past two weeks creating informative explanation texts for the life cycles of a range of plants and animals. Yesterday I spent the day at London zoo and managed to take lots of pictures of the animals there.  See if you can work out which animal groups these animals below belong to…

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Golden-headed Lion Tamarin

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Gorilla

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Green Tree Frog

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Black and White Colobus Monkey

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Komodo Dragon

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Llama

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Pygmy Hippo

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Giraffe

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King Vulture