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Christ The King Catholic Primary School

“God’s Kingdom we will build, for our lives to be fulfilled”


The Gingerbread man

Over the last two weeks, we have been reading ‘The Gingerbread man’. We have looked at the repetitive phrases. We have enjoyed retelling the story in a variety of ways and using props to help us. Through our modelled writing, we have written two pieces of writing linked to ‘The Gingerbread man’, one piece of writing being a speech bubble pretending to be the gingerbread man. During the last two weeks we have been looking at measuring. We have discussed longer and shorter and taller and shorter, comparing different objects and using the correct language to describe the objects. We have also talked about heavier and lighter and really enjoyed weighing objects using our indoor and outdoor scales. We were able to use the correct vocabulary to talk about and compare different items that were weighed. We also answered reasoning questions about measurements. We have had lots of fun with science investigations linked to the gingerbread man. In our first experiment we investigated which material would be best to make a boat for the gingerbread man. We used a variety of materials from fabrics to plastics to wooden objects. We found that a plastic box would keep the gingerbread man afloat for the longest. We also concluded that the fabric would not be a very good boat! The second experiment involved seeing which liquid the gingerbread man would dissolve in first. We made predictions and then tested the liquids to see which one would dissolve the gingerbread man the fastest. Albi said “The oil took the longest as the gingerbread man didn’t disappear”. Following this we left the gingerbread man in oil over night and it still did not dissolve the next day! It was very interesting for both children and staff!