After testing all the materials we looked at the results. Cotton wool was the least absorbent material - poor mini Miss Emma was soaked. Tinfoil was the most waterproof material. However, after a discussion we decided that an umbrella made from metal might not be such a good idea during a thunderstorm…!
We all had a lovely day full of scientific enquiry and exploration. It was great to see the children so actively engaged and enthusiastic to help keep Miss Emma dry. We have a lot of budding future scientists on our hands.
Well done Y2!
The next few weeks in school are extremely busy as we prepare for the Christmas celebrations, but before that we have a special Thai celebration coming up - Loy Krathong.
In Mr Paul’s section of the newsletter you will find out more about it, but a reminder here that this year children and teachers will be once again dressing up in Thai Traditional Costumes to celebrate together. The celebration will be held on Thursday 22 November. Suitable costumes are available cheaply at the local markets.
Round 2 of Word Mania has now begun. Year 1 and Year 2 have made it to this round, and are currently in the top 10 schools in Asia. Well done to all the children who have taken part. This round continues until 16 November. Besides being a lot of fun to play, it is also such a great way to improve your child’s spelling. Please encourage them to play as much as possible at home. For tips on how to help your child to get a higher score, as well as other fun spelling resources, please follow this link.
Supporting your Child with Reading
Parents of children in KS1 are invited to a Parent Workshop on “Supporting your child with reading in KS1”. This workshop has some handy hints to help develop a love of reading from a very young age and will take place on Friday, 16 November from 08.00 - 09.00 a.m. in the Drama Studio.