Year 6 Summer Term (2)

Keep it Pumping! - Summer 2


The children will have the opportunity to use VR headsets and take part in a virtual heart lesson set out by the ‘British Heart Foundation’. This will be a great way to engage the children and lead them on to dissect a heart of their own in the following weeks.  


In English, we will be focusing on ‘Pig Heart Boy’ and making links with our science topic. We will be retelling ‘Elma’, another wonderful text that are sure to mystify, engage and stimulate all children.  

In design and technology lessons the children will use their knowledge of the circulatory system from science to create their own working models. They will try to create a mechanism that will illustrate the pumping of the heart and the circulation of the blood through arteries and veins.  


This half term, our topic and science lessons are linked. This gives us many opportunities to explore the concepts in great length. This topic was previously taught remotely but is being revisited to include practical elements, virtual experiences and more challenging concepts. We are focusing on the national curriculum topic of ‘Animals including humans’ and the circulatory system. 


By the end of this unit, children will have had the opportunity to dissect an animal heart and really analyse the workings of this super organ before creating their own model to illustrate how this works. Children will also carry out an investigation on the heart rate within a P.E. lesson, which they will plan beforehand. Furthermore, we will be analysing nutrition labels and creating some of our own using a fantastic website linked to the Government guidelines for nutrition and health.