To mark our ongoing partnership with Tunduya Primary School in Lusaka, Zambia, we are making a mosaic. It shows animals from Zambia and animals in Britain, as well as the flags of the two countries and maps of Africa and the UK. We have very much enjoyed working with Joanna Dewfall to make this mosaic.
Well done to our runners from KS2 who ran this year's Schools Mini Marathon despite the wet and windy weather. Thank you to Miss Pratt for all the training and all the parents who also had to brave the elements to support the children.
Our second batch of duck eggs was set up in the incubator in Nightingales' classroom. On the evening of Monday 23rd May there were signs of two eggs cracking and one of the eggs was moving.
Two ducklings hatched during the day on Tuesday 24th and a third on Wednesday 25th. They dried off during the afternoon and they all look beautifully fluffy now. They have perfectly-shaped beaks and huge webbed feet. One of them is mainly yellow while the other two have black patches on their backs and heads.
Sadly, our first batch of duck eggs did not lead to ducklings. We understand that duck eggs are particularly difficult to hatch successfully, and so it proved. We are delighted that we have three ducklings from this batch of eggs.
By the end of the spring term we had three fluffy ducklings who were ready for their first bath outside. They very much enjoyed this, as we hope you can see in the video below.
As you can see from the photo gallery, the ducks grew very quickly and by the beginning of July they were nearly adult sized, with smooth white feathers and big flappy wings. We believe them to be magpie ducks and they have really loud quacks.
Many thanks to Ms Hamblin for arranging and looking after these ducks, so that we can all enjoy them.
We had a great turn out for our paired reading workshop with Alison. Parents discovered the power of reading out loud, along with their children, as an additional way of sharing books and stories.
We hope those of you that came enjoyed it and found it useful in aiding your child's enjoyment and progression in reading.
If you were unable to attend and would like further information on the method of paired reading please contact Jenny Hinder, our Inclusion Manager.