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Breast Cancer Awareness Day - Wear it pink!
Heartbeat Autumn Term
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry... bloody flows through our bodies in all vibrant shades of red. Let's explore the circulatory system. Now surgeons, don't be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move the blood around our bodies.
William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover?
Let's check out the most common blood group in our class? Why do people give blood?
Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about how smoking damages the lungs and heart.
Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won't tell!
UKS2 Spark Day - Heart Dissection (Autumn)
Check out the images of our Spark Day. With protective equipment and safety goggles opened up a range of animal hearts to investigate how the heart works. Look at the images if you're not too squeamish!
As part of our Heartbeat topic, in music we have been learning about tempo (the speed of the beat) as well as keeping the beat in time. Using a range of percussion instruments we wrote musical notation and performed a composition based on a sport. Here we have a few of the groups performing their individual pieces.
Creating our own blood!
Moving further into our 'Heartbeat' topic, we have been learning about the components of our blood. Using bottles, cheerios, oats, food colouring, water and vegetable oil, each group learn about and could explain how our blood moved oxygen and carbon dioxide around our body.
The circulatory system
Within class we have been learning how the circulatory system works! With our three main organs (the heart, lungs and brain) represented by children on whiteboards, the remaining children moved around showing how the blood becomes oxygenated and de-oxygenated and the oxygen is used up by the body.
Check out the video below...
As part of our art work, Oak class have been using modelling clay and using slip to join components. These then dried and we added colour with paint to get a realistic colour palette of the heart.
As our annual bonfire continued this year, here are a few snaps of the morning
As a mark of respect to the fallen soldiers, Year 6 visited the Cenotaph this November. We joined in with the ceremony, sang, listened and stood for the minutes silence. Here are the images.
Some lucky children from NFJI entered a prize draw and were lucky enough to visit Old Trafford for the Manchester United vs Rochdale match in the cup. Check out some of the images.
Local History Day
Looking at how mining has changed over the years in Featherstone and the 5 towns, as a class we developed a timeline with key events of the mines as well as other historic events over the last 300 years. We also invited Tim Sharp, a local miner of Kellingley Colliery, to tell us some of the first hand experiences of working down the mine.
This term we will be learning about the planet’s coldest lands, which are incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. We will be using globes and maps to identify Polar Regions, comparing the Arctic and Antarctic. We will also be thinking about how we can protect the Polar Regions.
Our focus book will be linked: ‘Call of the Wild’. We will be developing our story writing and hope to create some Inuit artwork.
Weekly HIIT (High intensity interval training)
As part of our health related work, as as a good energiser for our SATs booster, Year 6 have been taking part in a weekly HIIT session. These sessions are short and fast and really get the blood pumping.