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'A very warm welcome to Mount Carmel Catholic School's website. At the heart of Mount Carmel is our very strong Catholic Ethos. We aim for every child to leave here as an ambassador of Christ. Working parallel to this is our drive for high standards. Through creating a supportive and nurturing school, children really have a passion for learning. We hope you feel this from looking around our website.'

Eggs 2021

Today was our last day with the ducklings, they have now gone back to the farm. A big thank-you to Mrs Barber and the nursery children for helping me to look after them. The nursery children have had so much fun and we hope that you have enjoyed sharing our videos and photos.

Day 11- good morning, ducklings.

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Today is pick up day and the ducklings are going to the farm.

Day 11- bedding has been changed

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Day 11- slow motion video of the ducklings eating and drinking

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Day 11- slow motion video of the ducklings swimming

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The noise you can hear is the voices of the children in slow motion.

Day 11- more slow motion swimming

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Day 10- More fun splashing around

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Day 9- Part 1- I have brought the ducklings home so that they can have a play in the bath

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Part 2- Still in the bath...

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Part 3-Drying off after a bath

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Day 9-Mrs Barber took some photos after school...it’s been a very busy day.

Day 9- Part 1- more water fun in school, a little bit deeper...

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Part 2- One duckling is left floating after the other four ducklings jumped out.

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End of day 8.

Day 8- the ducklings first time in the water...

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Day 7- it’s been a long day...

Duckling paintings by the nursery- we are so proud of these, I had to share them. We used potatoes to print the head and the body of the duckling.

The ducklings have inspired the nursery children. What would you draw? Excuse my writing, I have to write fast!

Day 7- the nursery children have loved having the ducklings in nursery today. Can you name the different parts of a duckling?

Day 6- Five ducklings in the brooder cage

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Day 6

Day 6- 7.25am

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Wow! This is what woke me, this morning. This egg took so long to hatch but it kept going and look at what happened. The family and I were very egg-cited to see the last duckling come out of the egg. Unfortunately, I didn’t capture it in video but this is taken as soon as possible after the event. Whilst watching the video you may notice that I say the duckling hatched out of the incubator, is this true?

Day 5...

Day 5- Four little ducklings eating and drinking...

Day 5- 12.00pm

 

We have 4 ducklings in the brooder! Mrs Barber has just been to my home and dropped off the fourth duckling. It looks strong and healthy and happy to be with its duckling friends. Thank-you to Mrs Barber for helping this little one. The fifth egg is still in the incubator. The ducklings are feeding, drinking and they are sleeping, lots!

End of day 4
 

It’s been a very productive day of egg hatching. Four ducklings have hatched out of the eggs. The fourth one hatched out at 3.45pm, it looked a little weak and Mrs Barber has taken it home in the incubator, to look after it. There is still one more egg left to hatch so Mrs Barber has taken that home too. Thank-you, Mrs Barber, I know that she will do a fabulous job in looking after the duckling. Last year she did the same with another duckling and it was ok. I am taking home the other three ducklings in the brooding cage but I am expecting the ducklings to be very sleepy over the next 24 hours. I’ll keep you posted. 

Mrs Barber and the nursery have set up a new home for the ducklings. What can you see? There is a brooding plate, this provides heat for the ducklings, water, food and straw. The brooding plate needs to be plugged in and switched on so that it can start to get warm. We can then put the two older ducklings in.

Day 4- 12.15pm- Egg number 3

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Day 4 - 7.30am - Egg number 1

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Day 3

 

18th March 2021

 

Hello everyone, 

 

What do you think may have happened today? Take a look at the photos and see what you think. 

 

Three of the eggs have got slight cracks in them. 

 

It's a waiting game!

 

 

Day 2

 

17th March 2021

 

Hello everybody,

 

It’s Day Two of the eggs being in school and I thought that I would share an up-date with you.

 

Whilst watching the video maybe you could talk about what is seen and happening and for our older viewers maybe you could consider the following…

 

What do you already know about creatures that grow inside eggs? What other creatures can you think of that I have not named in the video?

 

Why are we using an incubator? Creatures in the wild don’t use one!

 

What is the correct temperature that the eggs need to be kept at? Read the thermometer to find out.

What is the buzzing sound that can be heard throughout the video? Where do you think this sound is coming from?

 

What is inside the eggs? Hopefully I will have more egg-citing news tomorrow.

 

Apologies for there being a part 1 and 2

 

Miss Whittaker​

 

Day 2-part 1

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Day 2-Part 2

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Day 1

 

16th March 2021

 

Hello,

I have some eggs-citing news.

We have had an eggs-tra special delivery.
What can you see?
What do you think that they are?
What do you think could be inside?

This year the eggs (and whatever is inside!) will remain in the Nursery kitchen. We will put them in front of the window so that you can take a peek but please use quiet voices and refrain from banging on the window when looking.

Here is a video of Mrs Barber and Ms Boyadjian setting up the incubator. Who do you think is the most eggs-cited?

I will post more videos soon

Best wishes

Miss Whittaker

Day 1

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