Gillespie news: Origami and Mission Mosquito

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This morning we had a go at making origami, which is the art of folding paper. We love origami because it helps you practice following instructions, estimating distances, creating shapes, using symmetry and it helps your fingers gain more control. This is useful preparation for jobs like engineering, which is good for Adnan for example because he wants to be an engineer. And it is also helpful for Mina because she wants to become a surgeon. It was really hard but we still persevered and we got there in the end. Adnan has decided to take the space shuttle instructions home to try out. We would like to try more origami at the start of committee meetings in the future so we get prepared. It’s like a warm-up and it makes you focus when you’re doing it. We think that in school, if you’re doing origami first it would give you more control with your grip, which might help with writing.

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Mina’s origami space shuttle



We have some new members of Mission Mosquito! They include artists, technicians, journalists and computer scientists. They have decided to set up a Mission Mosquito website to share their latest research and articles. Here is a link to their website. In today’s session with our Scientist in Residence Carole and our Scientific Supervisor Dr Cathy Roberts, the computer scientists learnt about mosquitoes, different types of mosquitoes and how we know which type of mosquito we have found. The journalists are planning the draft for their next article, which will be about the new members and will reveal our new logo!

Written by Mina and Adnan (Y6)


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