In the last few weeks, Year 6 have been learning all about the circulatory system. We began our science topic with the ‘Blood in the bottle’ experiment, where the children learnt about plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets! The children then created posters, explaining the function of each of the components of blood.
Once we had learnt all about the blood, we began to look at the heart. We enjoyed participating in an experiment which showed us how the heart (which is a muscle) works!
After this, we learnt in-depth how the heart pumps blood around the body and learnt some tricky, scientific vocabulary! The classes were then tasked with creating a model of the human heart and providing a written or audio explanation, recounting how the heart works!
Here are some of the fabulous models: