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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment


The Thrive Approach has been developed over many years helping children to flourish. It supports their emotional and social development and helps them feel happy and secure, able to enjoy friendships, relate well to others and be ready and able to learn. The Thrive Approach Thrive is a specific way of working with all children that helps to develop their social and emotional well-being, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address any troubling behaviours providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.
Part of our Thrive sessions this week has been focusing on making Gloop! The boys enjoyed making their own gloop creations. They were so proud, they had to go and show the gloop to  their classes!


Gloop is an interesting mixture with a unique texture and is great for sensory play.  It is also great for learning about the concepts of what a solid and liquid is.
What you will need:


  • 2 cups of cornflour

  • 1 cup of water

  • Food colouring

  • A large container/bowl/tray


  1. Place the cornflour into a large container and place a few drops of colouring into the centre.  Have the water ready for your child to pour into the container.
  2. Mix the water into the cornflour and colouring.  It will take some time to mix together but encourage your child to play with the gloop before it is mixed. Some children prefer using a spoon to mix until they feel safe and ready to use their hands. 
Gloop is a fun way to play and have conversations with your child as well as discussing colours and textures. 
We would love to see what creations you can make at home!