Monday, 28 July 2014

Reading and science

Grace is very proud to have finished another Peter and Jane reading scheme book (the same ones I learnt to read with!) She finds the the repetition of sight words a much easier way to learn to read than sounding out phonics. She will sound out, but only if she absolutely has to, so Peter and Jane seems to be a much better way to learn than some of the more modern reading schemes (despite their narrow gender depictions!).


We also experimented with the mass of water; yesterday Grace asked why wet nappies feel heavier than dry ones, and we worked out that it must be because they had water in them. She asked whether water "weighed", so we gave it a try this morning, and we talked about water (and other liquids) having mass.

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