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Priory Fields School

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Term 1

Our targets this term are:

Maths: To recall the multiplication and the division facts for the 2, 4 and 8 times tables.
Reading: To find and copy words from a text, which the author has used for effect.
Writing: To learn and use my weekly spellings in my writing.

The Heart

As part of our investigations into the circulatory system, Year 6 were able to make observations and dissect a lamb’s heart. We were looking for the aorta, superior vena cava, ventricles, atrium, capillaries and valves. We were surprised at how ‘meaty’ it was and how it looked like a heart shape.

‘It was a brilliant way to see the different parts for real. It made more sense to see it, feel it and open it.’

        

  

Year 6 have been learning about the heart. We have learnt the names of the parts of the heart so we took the opportunity to look at the heart of an animal. We identified the left and right atrium, the left and right ventricles and the aorta.

Restart the Heart

Year 6 were visited by Kent Fire Service. They found out about how to put someone who is injured into the recovery position and how to deliver CPR. We also looked at a defibrillator and how we could use this in an emergency.

     

       

As part of our year 6 topic, Fit For Life, we made models of the heart using jars, water, straws and balloons. This helped us to see how the heart beats, the blood travels and how the valves work.

        

       

Reading Champions

The Reading Champions in Endeavour class have been discussing how they can help improve enthusiasm for reading in their class. They have also enjoyed listening to a story by Anthony Browne and they are looking forward to being reading ambassadors for their class and school.

  

The Reading Champions in Valour class have been busy reviewing our recommended reads! They have particularly been inspired by our Star Author, Louis Sachar.