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Otters Curriculum

This term our topic is:

Blood Heart 


Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry... blood flows through our bodies in all of its vibrant shades of red. Let's explore the circulatory system! Now surgeons, don't be squeamish as we dissect animal hearts and explore and examine the veins arteries and chambers close up. They all work hard to move the blood around our body.

William Harvey was fascinated by anatomy and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover?

Let's check out the most common blood groups in our class? Why do people give blood?

We'll find out how to keep our heart healthy and happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kick-start a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused by smoking to the lungs and the heart.

In literacy we shall be writing shape poems, looking at the journey of the red blood cell and writing persuasive letters - to tobacco companies..
Science will delve deep inside the human body looking at the functions of all of the organs involved in the circulatory system.
Not only that but we will try our hand at resuscitation and look at real hearts - sheep not human.

Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat... What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross our hearts we won't tell.

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