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Summer 2017 - Exploring the effects of Smoking

The final session in our Human Body topic centered around the effects of smoking and how long term smoking damages the lungs.  The children did an experiment with pieces of sponge, soaking them first in water and then in black treacle. This allowed the children to explore how difficult is becomes to breathe when your lungs become congested with tar.






Spring 2017 - Exploring the Circulatory System

We have been investigating the properties of our blood and found out that blood is made up of: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red blood cells move oxygen around our body and give it the red colour. White blood cells fight infection and produce antibodies and platelets are fragments of cells which clot together to repair cuts and damage to blood vessels.

To illustrate this we made 'blood soup' with tasty sweet treats to represent the four different properties of blood.

















Click on Bobby Blood to find out more about our blood.



Over the last couple of weeks, we have been exploring how the heart and circulatory system work. We have learnt that the heart has four chambers (and what they are called) which carry oxygenated and deoxygenated blood around the body through three different types of blood vessels. We even acted this out!!

Ask you child to explain the difference between arteries and veins.

With our learning partners we have created 3D models of the heart which are now on display in the classroom.

Have a look at some of the models we created, we think they're amazing: