Autumn Term Y6
Our project is mainly science based for our first half-term, where we explore the human heart and body.
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy….blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our 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 blood around our bodies?
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 the damage caused by smoking to the heart and lungs.
Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat…What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!
We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.