This week, Year 6 have begun to look into the history of one of the greatest achievements in science. When people mention the discovery of the structure of DNA, most would think about Watson and Crick and their famous declaration that they had discovered the “secret of life”. However, we have been delving deeper and the story is not as straightforward as it apparently appeared.
In fact, there is another – often-forgotten – protagonist: Rosalind Franklin. Ask your children about this incredible scientist (she should have won two Nobel Prizes!), or watch below for a short explanation (with apologies to Maurice Wilkins’ family for how his character has been interpreted in this piece…).
We have also begin tackling long multiplication and will move onto more complicated problems next week – eventually tackling 4 x 2 digit calculations. If you would like some practice or consolidation before then, please click here.
Here are the spellings from the week:
|postscript (after, writing)
- Campaign to get the blue plaque outside the Eagle pub to change…
- Long multiplication
- Geological timelines and evolution