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How long does it take ice to melt?

How long does it take for ice to melt?

That is a very interesting question as it depends on the surrounding temperature and a number of other factors. It always seems to melt too quickly on a warm day in a glass of water, but seems to take a lot longer outside in the crisp January air!

We have been looking at ways to make it melt more quickly. Smashing the ice with small hammers allows the outside air to get to more of the ice and smaller pieces melt more quickly. Breaking up the ice works well!

Spraying the ice with water also helps it to melt more quickly. We have been taking it in turns with our timer to see how much progress we can make.

"Make it look like the Arctic!" came the shout from those waiting their turn. Did you know that polar bears are only found in the Arctic? We love learning in Reception!

"Aim high, achieve together!"

Our Mission and Values

Love of learning, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of GodLiving out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.