All heart!

Year 6 are enthused and engaged in their science unit about the circulatory system. To extend our knowledge, this week we focused on the anatomy of the heart, identifying the key areas such as the aorta, the atriums, the ventricles and the pulmonary artery. Our learning involved making a heart from plasticine and we were able to describe its anatomy and its role in the circulatory system. Maybe we have some budding heart surgeons in our midsts?

We explored the effect exercise has on our pulse. Using just a marshmallow and a cocktail stick, we were able to see our pulse at work! After exercise, our pulse increased.  It was fun watching the cocktail stick twitch with every pulse. Don’t worry, we didn’t waste the marshmallows after our science was over – we polished them off very quickly! Who knew Science lessons could be so delicious!

In English, we identified the features of explanation texts. We linked our learning to our Science topic about the heart and circulatory system and learnt new subject-specific vocabulary.

Ruby Bridges, the First African-American student to attend an all-white elementary school, was a source of inspiration for us all this week. We learnt about the many struggles and prejudices she has overcome in her life and how Ruby still works as an activist for racial equality today.

“Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!” Ruby Bridges


That’s a wrap (almost)! In Computing, we evaluated our Online Safety films and reflected on what we have learnt this half term.

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you! Our Yoga and Forest sessions are so important to us. Remember to take time for you!

Another super week! Enjoy your weekend, Year 6.