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 Autumn Term 1

Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off to work we go!

And off to work we certainly have been going in Dwarves class, getting to the beating heart of Year 6 learning very quickly with our first Topic, ‘Bloodheart’. This exciting project saw the dwarves learning all about the heart, the lungs, blood vessels and the wider circulatory system. To kick off our learning, we actually dissected hearts – sheep’s hearts to be precise – and vastly increased our knowledge and understanding of this very important organ. The dwarves are rapidly becoming future heart surgeons and certainly know their interventricular sulcus from their tricuspid valve…

As well as dissection, we have also made stop-frame animations to show the journey of a red blood cell around the body and made detailed plasticene models of the heart. In P.E. we have been looking at how pulse rates change during exercise and the effects of exercise on the body (and the circulatory system), during Tag Rugby, fitness circuits and team-building games.

Back in the classroom, we have been busy with informative writing, including delightfully gruesome and detailed recounts of our heart dissection and some very informative explanations as to how the heart works. I have been impressed by the variety of vocabulary and sentence types Year 6 are using and it’s been a joy to read their work – I hope you have thought so during our recent parent meetings! In maths we have been reinforcing our place value and understanding of number, before moving to calculations with all four operations.

It has been an excellent start to life at the top of the school! Next term we travel back in time…to a world at war…

Mr Robinson


Homework Due on 30th November