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April 2017 news

“Wakey Wakey!” It’s been such an exciting few weeks at Emberton School! It all began with delivery of an incubator, a brooder box and yes, you’ve guessed it – a clutch of eggs just about ready to hatch. To the wonder and delight of the watching children and staff, within 48 hours the first two chicks had broken free from their shells and lay exhausted in the warm incubator, before getting unsteadily to their feet and drying out to become the cutest, fluffiest, ‘peckiest’ chicks! Six more chicks gradually followed suit over the next few days and, whilst the children made models of the new arrivals and wrote descriptive chicken life cycles in their diaries, filled the classroom with their chirping and cheeping.

Have you been spotting the first signs of Spring? The children were treated to a beautiful sunny walk at The National Trust’s Stowe Gardens where they listened to a woodpecker and other springtime birdsong, wondered at how many lambs were about to be born, and marvelled at the delicate beauty of snowdrops, aconites, primroses and early crocuses. Why did some trees lose their leaves whilst some stayed green? The children have been busy identifying which trees are deciduous and which are evergreen; along with enjoying how Percy the Park Keeper too was kept busy “After the Storm”.

As usual the school was full of storytelling and story listening for our annual World Book Day celebrations. The children dressed up as favourite characters, enjoyed parents and staff sharing favourite books and were spellbound when Paul Dorney from the School Library Service brought “There’s a Pig up my Nose!” and “This Book just ate my Dog!” to hilarious life. Always an enjoyable, fun filled day for all.


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