Learning is Just a Heartbeat Away for Year 6


Year 6 students are learning about the circulatory system.

This term, Year 6 students are starting their learning on the circulatory system, ‘Heartbeat’. The children are immersed in an experience that gets them excited about their learning.

Students used items from around the house to recreate internal organs. Also, they drew or created different organs, shared facts about them and took part in a collaborative first aid activity. Combining science and the arts, students created music and rhythms linked to ‘body beats’. Through four different activities, Year 6 students were able to share everything they know and grow their understanding about organs within the body:

  • recreating the internal organs using items from around the home
  • drawing or creating different organs and sharing facts about them
  • a collaborative first aid activity
  • creating music and rhythms linked to ‘body beats’

Student Reflections

Recently in our online classes, my class and others have been exploring the human body in our ‘Heartbeat’ entry point, which has so far been fascinating and fun. In our entry point, our curious minds got to deep dive into the human body to learn about the organs. Since we are stuck at home, the amazing teachers modified the learning, making it double the fun by using household objects to make diagrams of the human body. Also, we tested our knowledge of first aid in an emergency. This taught me great life lessons on how to keep my friends safe if one of us gets a deep cut or has an asthma attack. Hopefully, I will never need to use this new knowledge but it’s a great skill to have!  It’s been interesting so far learning what goes on inside me and you.

Ana, 6D

These Entry Point Activities were very unique and fun. I really enjoyed it when we had the opportunity to get creative and create something out of things lying around the house. These entry points made me express my inner creativity and knowledge to show the organs of the human body and what they do.

Sanaa, 6C

As a new unit of learning, we were introduced to organs. There are various different organs in our body, each with its own unique function. As we were learning online, we had the opportunity to create “organs” from the objects we had a home. Throughout several lessons focused on organs, we further understood and expanded our knowledge on organs. As a class we also learnt a few quick, but life- saving steps, to help a person in need.

Isaac, 6E

As we were learning online, we had the opportunity to create “organs” from the objects we had a home. Throughout several lessons focused on organs, we further understood and expanded our knowledge on organs. As a class we also learnt a few quick but life- saving steps, to help a person in need. In conclusion, our entry point unit of learning, has been enjoyable and at the same time beneficial for our own safety.

Teya, 6E