Having read the story of the Gingerbread man, Reception class investigated what would happen if he fell in the water. They enjoyed dunking the gingerbread men in the water.  Later they looked at how they could keep him dry. 

They tested wrapping him in a tissue, a plastic bag, foil and a sheet of A4 paper. 

Surprisingly the A4 paper was quite good at keeping him dry. Water seeped into the folds of the foil and even into the plastic bag making him a bit damp round the edges.