The circulatory system
Last week we did our much-anticipated heart dissection as part of our learning about the circulatory system. Throughout the week, the children learned about this essential process by making ‘blood’, watching a video about the journey of a red blood cell and creating a large scale version of the circulatory system with themselves as the organs and blood cells! They then used all of this knowledge when carrying out their heart dissections and were able to identify the key parts of the heart, including the atria, ventricles and main veins and arteries. They approached the whole activity so sensibly, knowing how much they wanted to participate and having amazing in-depth discussions about what they were seeing. Below are some photos showing just how engaged they were!