The DNA of Life itself

Image result for DNA animationOn this day in 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the structure of DNA-molecule.

Deoxyribonucleic acid is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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A Tale of 2 Swans

On this day in 1877, Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘Swan Lake’ was premiered in Moscow.

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76. Despite its initial failure, it is now one of the most popular of all ballets.

The scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger (Václav Reisinger). The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March [O.S. 20 February] 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky’s score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre’s chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.

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As quick as lightening

On this day in 1995, Linford Christie ran a world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec). He is the only British man to have won gold medals in the 100 metres at all four major competitions open to British athletes.

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A planet is found

On this day in 1930, US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto, however it has recently been de-classified to a dwarf planet and no longer deemed a planet in the solar system.

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The Journey Begins

On this day in 1965, the Ranger 8 Probe was launched to photograph the landing site for the up and coming Apollo Missions- these took place in 1969.

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Here is a copy of the latest Red Lane Newsletter.

Spring 1 Week 6 Newsletter

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Kung Hei Fat Choi

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The Jungle beat is back!

Related imageRound 2 of their African Drumming Project with Alfa Music will take place for Year 2 again today- keep your peeled for their performance date!

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Rocket Project Day 2

Today is day 2 of the Rocket Project for the second half of Key Stage 2- check back soon for photographs!

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3…2…1… Rocket Project!

Today Red Lane will be visited by the Rocket Project.

The Rocket Project brings together over 15 different countries from around the world to introduce, learn and share their cultures with school children. Key Stage 2 will have the opportunity to fly around the world and visit over 15 countries in one day!

Don’t forget your passports Key Stage 2!

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