The children in Parrots were all scientists yesterday. Poor Teddy had a hole in his umbrella and we needed to find which would be the best material to fix it. So all of the children conducted an investigation to test whether fabric, paper, tissue or plastic would be the best material to fix Teddy's leaky umbrella. The children all made predictions at the beginning of the investigation. We all discussed and decided what a fair test is and how this is important to our results. We then completed the investigation and wrote a conclusion to say which material was the best. Ask your child and see if they can tell you which material was the best one to fix Teddy's umbrella.