We have been learning about the treatment of illnesses in Health. Sir Alexander Fleming discovered mould that could help people fight germs. He called it penicillin. What did he call it at first?
We have tried our own experiment. We put bread, cheese, pear and (thanks to Callum) a cheese puff into sealed bags with some sprinkles of water. Our photos show the changes after just one day. What do you notice has changed?
Edward Jenner did the first ever inoculation. He took pus from a cow pox sore and put it into a cut in a boy. The boy never got small pox. Small pox was a disease that killed people but it doesn’t any more.
We have been making concertina versions of our favourite grizzly old grunion! These will help us later in the week when we look at comparing objects using words such as taller, longer, shorter, about the size of and begin to measure length.
If you can’t see yours here, try and get it finished this week and we’ll add it to the gallery.
We have been adding to our timeline for George’s Marvellous Medicine to help us to think about the story and the characters and to help us ask and answer questions about the book. Grandma Gets the Medicine seems to be our favourite chapter so far!
P3 weighed a kilogram of Jenga bricks which was 64 Jenga bricks. We halved the bricks to make two half kilograms.
How many Jenga bricks are in 1/2 a kilogram?
P4 weighed items in grams and put them in order of weight. They weighed 100g of plastic weights e.g. 10 x 10g weights and checked this with a metal 100g weight and they weighed a 100g of corks. I tried to trick them with the question “Which weighs more 1 kg of corks or 1kg of bricks? But Joseph and Jay quickly spotted my test! But it did make us think about the volume of 1kg of corks/feathers compared to 1kg of bricks.