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In this week’s book Ellen looks in a mirror and sees her reflection.

What is a reflection? Click here to find out.

Did you watch the Maddie episode from last week? Here it is...



Mind-Blowing Mirror Tricks

Reflection Challenge

Have a look around your house and garden.

Can you find as many reflective surfaces as possible?

What do you notice about each surface?

Try doing the search at diferent times of the day, does it make a difference?







Mirror Maker

Did you find any reflective materials in the kitchen?

Did you have a look at some silver foil?

Silver foil is a reflective surface and we can use it to make our own mirror.


Have a go at creating your own mirror. 

1. Cut a shape out of cardboard.

2. Cover the cardboard shape with silver foil.

3. Create a handle for your mirror.

4. Decorate.


The Very First Mirror

Do you know what the very first mirror was?

It was a pool or puddle of water!


Can you collect together a variety of containers (different shapes, sizes and colours) from around your home and add some water to each?

Look into each pool of water.

Can you see your face in it?

Is it reflecting the light?

Try looking into the pool of water in different places.


Which one makes the best mirror?

Is it the size of the container?

Is it the amount of water?

Is it the colour of the container?

Is it the amount of light around the pool?


Try adding some ingredients to your water.

You might try mud, flour, food colouring or something else.


Does this make a difference?

Which ingredient helps the water become a better mirror?

What is going on?



A Famous Fable About Reflection


A very famous storyteller from history is Aesop.

Aesop was a greek storyteller who wrote stories or fables with a lesson.

Aesop: Biography of a Great Thinker

One of Aesop's fables was about a dog and its reflection.

Watch the story below.

What do you think we should learn from this fable?

The dog and His Reflection - Aesop's fables

Reflective Sculptures

Sometimes reflective materials are used to create sculptures.

Can you remember what a sculpture is? If you cannot remember click here.


There are lots of famous reflective sculptures all over the world. Here are a few...

Can you create your own mini reflective sculpture using silver foil?

It can be a copy of a real object or an abstract object - you decide.


Do not forget to send me a picture of your finished works of art.


I am a Scientist!


This week you have been a scientist and you have been finding out about reflection.


After a scientist has completed a science tasks they have to write up their findings.


Can you write a few sentences about what you have done this week?


Here are some questions to help you:


What is reflection?

Which materials reflect light?

Which materials create the best reflection?

How can you make water reflect?

Does adding ingredients to water make the water reflect better?

Which ingredients help the water reflect better?