Autumn Term WOW morning

Welcome back children! This week we kicked off the new year with a WOW morning to get us started on our new topic “What makes us tick?”

Children took part in different activities which all related to our heart and the circulatory system. They used materials to simulate how the kidneys filter blood, attempted to protect a teacake ‘heart’ by building a ribcage from different material, made their own blood and examined the different parts and took part in the dissection of a pigs heart!

Well done children – this is going to be an exciting topic!

As well as pumping blood to the rest of our bodies, the heart also needs bloody itself. Reuben is injecting water into the coronary artery to demonstrate how this happens. 

Getting stuck in! Reuben has his fingers in the superior vena cava and  pulmonary artery, making his fingers meet in the right ventricle!