For our Science topic this term, Year 6 have been answering the question ‘Why is the heart the most important pump we own?’ During this topic, we have identified and named the parts of the circulatory system and explained how the heart pumps blood around the body. In groups, we planned and carried out an investigation into the effects exercise has on heart rate and used scientific explanations to show what is happening physiologically within our bodies during exercise and reasoned the changes that lifestyle can cause to our bodies. We recognised the impact drugs and lifestyle had to our bodies. Finally,  we described the ways nutrients are transported within our bodies and conducted an experiment to show the importance of saliva to begin the digestive process. Could you eat 3 large, dry crackers in 1 minute?

Our favourite aspect of this topic was using the Virtuali-tee t-shirt to digitally show the functions within the human body!