We have been collecting information (both in school and at home) about our bodies in our first "Knowledge Harvest" of the year.
For our Entry Point, our hearts took centre stage. We talked about the heart being a muscle which pumps fresh blood with oxygen around our bodies and then works in combination with the lungs to help us rid ourselves of carbon dioxide as we breathe out. Then, we talked about the way it does this, the pumping action allowing us to hear a "pulse" or a "budum" as we feel for a pulse either on our necks or on our wrists. We all measured our "resting" pulse. Most children were in the 70-90 beats per minute range. Then we jogged around the outside of the football pitch and wow, what a difference! The Year 2 students could feel their hearts beating faster AND louder. Most children now got over 100 beats per minute! So, we learned that when we exercise we need blood to travel faster around our bodies and this makes our heart beat faster! Thanks to all the Super Humans for partaking in this activity and our Super Parents who took part in a Seesaw voice-recorded homework last week as part of learning about our organs!
Well done Year 2!
Year 2 Teacher