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On Wednesday of Science Week, we looked at insulators and how we could design clothes to keep us warm in the Polar Regions. 

We carried out an investigation to see which material was the best insulator. 

Each group chose a different material and wrapped a cup up in it. We made sure it was a fair test by only using 1 layer of the material.  We then put hot water into each cup and put on a lid. 

We took the temperatures of the water every 10 minutes for an hour to find out which one kept the water the hottest and so was the best insulator. 

Can you remember what we found out? Comment to let us know which was the best and worst insulator in your class. 

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  • Read every day
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  • As you read spot the sounds in words, can you find digraphs (two letters that make one sound) and trigraphs (three letters that make one sound)?
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