This morning, in order to kick start our brand new topic with a bang, the children became surgeons as they learnt all about the circulatory system. Originally we intended on dissecting sheep hearts. Instead however, we focused on the heart of a cow (and boy is it big).
We learnt all about the four chambers of the heart, how the heart operates and how deoxygenated and oxygenated red blood cells travel through the heart and to the rest of the vital organs in the body. It works very much like a bike pump, although instead of air it pumps blood.
Dr. Prior and Dr. Bell were mightily impressed with the enthusiasm, listening skills and reciprocity of the class. They listened intently, dissected carefully and have already learnt a great deal about the heart in the first couple of hours of being back at school!
Who knows…we could have inspired future doctors and veterinarians that may one day save a life. A huge thank you to Kiwi Butchers in Dorchester who very kindly gave us the hearts for free in order to help us to educate the children.
Well done, Year 6!