This morning we enjoyed our first fencing lesson. We learned how to put on the vest and helmet, the salute and the On Guard position.
Researchers at UCL’s Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit have contacted Rosendale in the hope that we can recruit some volunteers to take part in their study exploring why some children are able to bounce back from difficult early experiences to live happy and fulfilling lives whereas others experience difficulties.
Children taking part would be asked to complete approximately two hours of screen based tests (in school) and may be followed up again by the team 18 months later. Some children in Year 5 and 6 may also be asked to have an MRI scan (not in school) while completing the tasks.
More information is included in a leaflet, application form and prepaid envelope which you can find outside the school office. If you have any queries about the volunteer process, please do not hesitate to contact Doug Cranston at Rosendale or Georgia Rankin at UCL (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Don’t forget it’s ‘Non uniform’ day tomorrow to raise money for Comic Relief.
We had our second session with Chris, our Adopt a chef today. We made a salad and chose mayonnaise or a balsamic vinaigrette as our dressing. Have you tried any of the food yet?
As part of British Science Week we had an electricity workshop today, looking at how a circuit was formed and what is required to make it work. We had fun discovering that there is a natural current running through our bodies and all the current electric symbols to design our own currents.
As part of British Science Week, we had a visit from a Rosendale parent who is an Epidemiologist. She explained how easily diseases are spread and how epidemiologists use numbers and data to identify how diseases are spread.
We practised locomotion and object control skills.