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  Everyone has been thinking about the environment and taking part in activities to remind others about looking after the planet. Here are some examples of the work we have done at Chater Infants. I was really impressed with these models and posters-Well Done!!

Egg-citing News Day 10

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 Day 10 Sadly it was time for the ducklings to return to their farm in Norfolk .  Children in Nursery had a chance to say goodbye to the ducklings and classes from Reception, Year One and Year Two all had the opportunity to come and see the ducklings over the last few days.  All the children (and staff) were very excited to see them. Children in Nursery were able to tell us what they enjoyed most about the ducklings visit. Here are some of the things they said.... " I liked their eyes when they were sleeping" "I liked it when they hatched because a duckling came out" "I liked holding the ducklings" "I like the ducklings because they are so cute" "I love to hold them"

Egg-citing news day 8

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 Egg-citing news day 8 Today the ducks had their very first swimming lesson!  We put the ducklings in some water in the sink and they were able to swim straight away.  They enjoyed splashing in and out of the water.  Watch this video to see how much fun they were having.  After they had a swim the adults needed to dry the ducklings with a towel as their feathers are not yet waterproof.   Adult ducks have waterproof feathers.  Ducks have a preen gland near their tails and this makes an oil which ducks rub onto their feathers.  The oil stops the feathers becoming water-logged and helps keep them dry.

Egg-citing News Day 7

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  Holding the ducklings in Nursery We have enjoyed holding the ducklings in Nursery.  Can you see how gentle we are being?  The ducklings are now much faster and wriggle more than last week!  We have learnt the names of some parts of their body.  Can you point to the beak, wings, webbed feet or feathers?  

Egg-citing News Day 6

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 Egg-citing News Day 6 When we arrived at school on Friday we discovered that all the eggs had hatched and we now had five lovely ducklings!  The children enjoyed holding them on their laps and learning how to gently stroke them.  Here are some pictures for you to enjoy. Can you see where the ducklings get their food and water?

Egg-citing News-Day 4

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Day 4 When we arrived at school on Thursday some of the eggs had cracks in them.  You could hear cheeping coming from inside the eggs.  We asked the children what they thought might hatch out from the eggs.  They suggested dinosaurs, crocodiles, chickens, butterflies, chicks, birds, fish, snakes! At around 10.30 am our first egg finally hatched....and out came a very tired duckling!  We will name it Booky as it hatched on World Book Day.  Some of the children were very lucky to see the egg hatch. Watch the video below to see for yourself! Look at the photos to see how excited the Nursery children were to see the eggs hatch!  Waiting patiently... When will they hatch? Will it be soon? Wow! Out comes a.....duckling! Look at that! Amazing!  One tired duckling. Is another one hatching yet? At the end of the day the second egg hatched.  We haven't named it yet.  Tomorrow we will ask the children for ideas.  Tonight both ducklings will stay overnight in the incubator.  In the morning the

Egg-citing News-Day 1

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Day One We have some very egg-citing news to share with you.  Today the Nursery Class have had a very special delivery from a farm in Norfolk.  We had 5 eggs delivered to Nursery.  We are keeping them warm in an incubator and waiting to see if they will hatch.   Facts about eggs: Did you know lots of animals lay eggs?   Can you name some?  Here are some pictures of animals which lay or hatch out from eggs.    Which animal do you think will hatch from the Nursery eggs? Challenge:  If you would like to draw an animal which lays eggs or hatches out from an egg, give the pictures to your class teacher and some of them can be added to the blog!