Clitheroe Castle

The Ducklings had a fantastic day out in Clitheroe visiting the castle and the weather was glorious!

They heard the myth about the Clitheroe dragon and trained to be a dragon protector. The Ducklings enjoyed a picnic lunch in the sun before exploring the remains of the castle keep and then the…

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Knights and Princesses Day

Today we had a special day to bring our topic to a close. The children loved dressing up as knights, kings, princesses, princes and even dragons!

We did some medieval dancing, had a banquet, went to knight school and even had a jousting tournament on horseback (hobby horse back!)

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Investigating castle catapults!

The Ducklings have loved making their own catapults and exploring which objects or materials make the best cannons and can travel the furthest! Mrs Catterall got hit quite a few times! 

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Baking for a Banquet

We have been busy baking and decorating cupcakes ready for our banquet on our knights and princesses day!

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Dragon Dancing

The Ducklings have enjoyed creating their own dragon dances when learning all about Chinese New Year!

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Wet and Windy

Despite the weather being very wet and windy last week, the ducklings have still enjoyed learning outdoors! When you have the right clothes it isn't a problem!

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Story telling

One of the challenges this week for the Ducklings was to create their own story and to perform it with the puppets and puppet theatre. They used lots of expressive language and interesting vocabulary.

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Writing in the sand

In the Ducklings we practise our handwriting in lots of different ways to help form our cursive letters correctly.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi 2019

The Ducklings found out lots about Chinese New Year today, who celebrates it and how. They enjoyed creating their own dragon dances outside and tasting different foods during their snack time. They were very good at using the chop sticks and they loved the prawn crackers and dipping sauce!

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Knights in training!

The Ducklings are taking on the role of knights ready for our trip to Clitheroe Castle next week! 

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Skittle Subtraction

The Ducklings have been exploring subtraction using a game of skittles today! They were super at writing the number sentences that they created. They also got to practise their kicking and rolling skills too!

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Using our phonic skills to help us segment and spell words independently.

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