As part of our ‘Staying Alive’ topic, Y6 have had the opportunity to have a scientist visit our school and learn more about the heart with a hands on workshop where we got to dissect a heart. It was a lamb heart and like a human heart we saw chambers, vessels that would lead to and from it and thought about how oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travelled to and away from the heart. We felt the weight of it, discussed the colour and size. We learned about what it was made up of and thought about its texture and what contributed to making a heart fatty as well as what lifestyle choices can help a human to have a less fatty heart and be healthier. It was incredible to hold an actual heart! This was an unforgettable science lesson!