In reading skills this week, we have been exploring the VIPER of Vocabulary. On Tuesday, we wrote our own vocabulary questions and challenged our friends. This gave us an insight into the various question types that ask us to use vocabulary skills. 

In Maths, we have been studying factors and multiples ready for our learning about multiplication and division. We explored factors first and found that arrays can help us to see factors of a number. We noticed that some factors linked with our prior knowledge of squared numbers and commutative law too! 

In Science, we learnt that along with animals and plants, there is another large group of organisms called microorganisms. We discovered that they live everywhere-even in our noses! We saw them under a microscope and wrote a non-chronological report about our knowledge. We also set up an investigation, which we will conclude next week, into the conditions microorganisms thrive best in. 

Comparing Microorganism Size Under the Microscope

In this video, I visually compare the size of different common microorganisms in order to convey the diversity of size as well as magnitude. Camera: Nikon D3300 Microscopes: Wolfe laboratory Stereomicroscope - 10X, 30X Lecia ATC 2000 - 40X, 100X, 400X, 1000X Microscope magnification of each shot is shown in the bottom right hand corner.