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Animals including Humans:

Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body. They will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system. They will focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body. Children will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.


The National Curriculum states that children will:

  • identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood;
  • recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function;
  • describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.


The children will also plan an investigation during British Science Week to explore the effect of different exercises on heart rate. The children learnt how to present an investigation formally using an introduction, hypothesis, method, results, discussion and conclusion.


The Circulatory System

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