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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’

Year 4

Welcome to our class page


We will keep this updated with photos of learning that is occurring in class, especially the progress of our Indian Runner duck eggs.



Mrs Pridmore and Mrs Hamilton

Meet Team Y4

Day 7 - duckling update

Today, we candled our 12 eggs. We were very surprised by the results. Currently, all 12 eggs are showing signs of a developing duckling.

We shall be repeating this process again next week. 

Ducks and Ducklings 

In the first lockdown, in fact a year to the date we have incubated our class eggs, Mrs Pridmore and her family decided to hatch Indian Runner ducks. They successfully hatched 4 eggs - all of these were boys. Lucky ducky is hopefully going to be a daddy soon. 

August saw the  successful hatch of Sage (brown and grey). To make sure Sage wasn't lonely on her arrival, they bought 2 beautiful little ladies; Daisy (black and white and petite) and Buttercup (slightly lighter black and white - more white than Daisy on her face). 

Hopefully, these ducks will soon have their own ducklings. 

We are so excited to be sharing this experience in Y4. We hope you can all enjoy the journey with us.

Mummy and Daddy ducks (hopefully)

Day 1 - Putting the eggs in the incubator

Candling the eggs - Day 2