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Year 2: What did Charles Mackintosh invent?

This week, we learned about Charles Mackintosh - inventor of the raincoat! We used different materials to test which were waterproof and which weren't, and then we designed a new raincoat out of those materials. The children were very creative in their designs; we had all sorts of ideas, including cling film coats with a tin foil hood and baking paper buttons! Next week we will continue to apply these ideas and think scientifically about how we could use materials that we have lying around to invent something useful for our own lives.