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Matterhorn - Wednesday

Reading and Writing

'It's summer.'

Think about your own favourite summer memories. This could be a family moment, such as the one we have been invited into here, a favourite summer item such as ice-cream, sunglasses, a favourite hat or t-shirt or a favourite summer place such as the beach, a lido or swimming pool.

Here's a video to remind you of what summer is like in England.

Write some sentences describing your favourite summer memory.
Find some photos to help remind you of your summer memories.

Make a postcard using your sentences and photos as inspiration.

Here's an example of the sentences:

When I think about summer... I always think of flies buzzing around me at the beach. 
I think about... sticky watermelon and fish and chips on the sand. 
I remember... burying my brother and cousins in the sand until only their heads were sticking out. 
I love the feeling of... cooling down in the blue water of the ocean.
I hate the feeling of... sloppy sunscreen melting into my eyes.


We are learning time! Time is used to measure or compare the duration of events or the intervals between them, and even sequence events. 

This week we are learning to tell the time in 5 minute intervals. I know that lots of you having been learning how to tell the time, remember to keep practicing!! Here is a video to help you tell the time to 5-minute intervals.


Pratiquer le français (Practice French)

Special Task

Science Experiment: "Sparkly Explosion!"

You will need:
- vinegar

- food colouring

- baking soda

- vase

- pan

- glitter


  1. Place 2-3 Tablespoons baking soda in the bottom of the vase. Put the vase in the pan.
  2. Add 6-7 drops of food colouring and 1-2 teaspoons of glitter.
  3. Quickly pour in about 1/2 cup vinegar. Watch for the sparkles!
  4. When the action is over, repeat the experiment, but this time choose other supplies to add. What does pepper look like in the "explosion?" Does salt change anything? Dish soap? What about spaghetti noodles? Remember this is not a demonstration, it is an experiment!  Change the variables, predict what will happen, and enjoy the results!