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Summer Term: English - Explanations, 13/5/20

English Unit: Explanations - The Heart and the Circulatory System Lesson 3 on 13/5/20

Instructions for Lesson 3 - 13/5/20

Key Vocabulary Warm up: Click on the video (also on Year 5/6 Highfields YouTube channel so please SUBSCRIBE)




Reading: Open the attached WAGOLL called 'The Heart and the Circulatory System'

Practise reading each paragraph out loud demonstrating:

* Fluency;

* Expression;

* Confidence when reading technical vocabulary like 'mitral valve', 'aorta', atrium etc.

Writing: Cold Write

What do you already know about how the human heart works?

* Open the attachment called 'Cold write lined page' and just write and draw anything you already know about how the human heart works.

* If you are struggling, that's ok because the Cold Write comes at the start of a new theme. I just want to see what you know already - however little or a lot!

Miss B 


Here is a selection of 'Cold Writes' - WOW (for a first go)!


The Heart: Cold Write by A


The heart, as you may know, is a very important part of human biology. Located slightly to the left of your chest, the heart acts as a pump which circulates blood around your body. It is about the size of your fist and is protected by your rib cage- a set of bones in your chest.

About the Heart

Did you know that the heart is divided into right and left side? They are not internally connected because of a cellular wall that resides in the middle of your heart. In each side, there are two chambers or “cavities”- the left and right atrium, and the right and left ventricle. Connecting the atrium and ventricle, are valves. Valves act like doors, opening to let blood in, and closing to keep said blood from coming back.

How it works

Starting in the right atrium, deoxygenated blood (blood which contains very little oxygen and no nutrients) travels through a valve and enters the right ventricle. When a different valve opens, the blood is sent up into the lungs, where it collects oxygen and nutrients, ready to be sent into the left atrium. From there, it travels through yet another valve and ends up in the left ventricle. At long last, it goes through the last valve and is pumped around our body. As this happens, the process starts again.


In conclusion, it is difficult to prove that the heart is associated with love and romance, but we can see that it is the one of the most vital organs in our body and if it stops beating, you will die.

Cold Write by K

And have a read of Y's amazing Cold Write

And have a read of L's amazing first attempt: