Our Topic this term is entitled 'Fit For Life'
What will stay with you forever? How does blood circulate around your body? How does the heart work? Your body is the most valuable thing you will ever own. It is our responsibility to keep our bodies fit and healthy (because they have to keep working for a really long time)! This term we are going to find out how best you can do that. Through a range of Science investigations and demonstrations we will explore the importance of physical and mental health wellbeing, and the factors which may affect it.
Our term began with an exciting investigation about the heart. We held a real heart and dissected another and were able to find 4 chambers. We then went on to create our own blood using sweets. We were able to recognise and understand the functions of the different components in blood like white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets and plasma.
Next, we explored the digestive system. We used this experiment to demonstrate each of the organ’s roles in digestion. We worked collaboratively to follow the instructions carefully and listened to each other’s ideas throughout the experiment. We were very shocked by the ‘stool’ that was produced after the food had been digested.
Healthy, vegetarian pasta dish.
We were tasked by a local supermarket to create a healthy, vegetarian pasta dish that could we sold at lunchtimes. We conducted some market research and found that ingredients like spinach, peppers and mozzarella were popular.
From this, we designed our own pasta dishes. We learned how to boil the pasta and how to keep safe whilst doing so. We applied the skills of grating, slicing and dicing when preparing the vegetables and other ingredients.