Myths and microscopes

October 5, 2018

We were delighted to welcome Mr Khaliq to our science lesson this week.  He put our understanding of microscopes into real life context as he works in biotechnology and is currently supporting specialised scientists with imaging cells and tissues cultures specifically in the area of disease research.  I am very grateful for the time he took to sensitively answer the children’s (many) questions:  Why are the white blood cells orange in that image?  Are they using time-lapse photography?    Can a whole person be put under a microscope and be magnified?

We have really got to grips with some place value challenges and using stem sentences such as: Do you agree that XXX is greater than XXX because…

Myth telling has totally absorbed us as we begin to plan our very own.

In RE we have discussed the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments which was well supported with more storytelling and artefacts.

Next Week is Book Week

Monday:  The children should dress up as a child in a Victorian Workhouse please (see wisepay letter for details), No LAMDA, Workhouse lunch, Premier Sports session as usual

Tuesday:  am Big Foot creative workshop

We would love to resource some Saris, or similar lengths of fabric for the learning street after 1/2 term.  If anyone is able to donate anything suitable we would be very grateful.  Thank you for your support with this.

The children have been issued with new Mathletics log in information.  They have brought this home today.

This week’s Maths Challenge:

Nice or Nasty

Spelling pattern:  the u sound spelt ou as in rough and tough.  How many can you find in your reading?