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Class 7 have been investigating the properties of materials. Today we made an egg protector by choosing materials that would be most suitable for the job. Our families helped us and, together, we came up with some super ideas. We tested our protectors. Ask your child if their prediction was right.
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When our protectors were ready we predicted whether our eggs inside, would stay whole or break. We went outside and tested our protectors.
We had a lovely time learning about materials and there properties and poor old Mrs Akhtar was left to do all the tidying up!

Class 7 have been investigating reflective materials so that they could design and make a tag to add to their school bag so that they are safer when they walk to school on dark mornings.

We discussed what “reflective” means and then we tested a variety of materials to see which would be best for our safety tags.

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We used our cutting and joining skills to make our reflective tags. We tested them in a very dark room. We used torches to check that they were reflective to light that was near and further away.
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Torches are a cheap way for your child to have fun while they learn. Why don’t you buy them one for the holidays?
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We even tested reflective objects in our tent!
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We have been learning how to change the shape of materials by squeezing, squashing, pulling, rolling and twisting. We had a competition to see who could make the longest Plasticene snake. Mrs Wilkinson didn’t win. Hers got stuck to the table. Can you guess why?
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How can we keep the water warm? Which material will be best? What do I need to do? What do I have to find out? 
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