I loved the piece from Andrew Wright about the assumptions we make in the language we use in the classroom (TES, Talkback, November 4). As a former research scientist, now a primary teacher, I fell into the same trap when I asked a class I was teaching to "record their results in a table". There was no ambiguity about seven-year-old Miranda's table. It had good strong legs and even a vase of flowers!
RICHARD GIFFORD 88 St Mary's Road FavershamKent.