Year 6 have been investigating the circulatory system and have studied its structure and functions. They were tasked with imagining the journey of a blood cell through the different parts of the heart and body. They could be as imaginative and dramatic as they liked. They have brilliantly combined their creative writing skills with their scientific knowledge.
WHOOOOSH! Me and my friends were yet again flung intothe right atrium. We had been through it many times andwe will keep going until we die. We were tightly crampedwith other deoxygenated blood cells and we were gettingready to be sent off again. Suddenly, we were pumped outby the right ventricle and we went through the pulmonaryartery. The walls were red and it was a tube shape. Allaround me I could see platelets clotting a cut and whiteblood cells fighting off germs. I’m lucky I’m not them.
After a few seconds we arrived in the lungs. Finally,refreshment. We were showered in oxygen and then sentdown through the pulmonary vein to the left atrium wherewe were going to be pumped off. Yet again we werecramped together, but this time we were oxygenated. Nowwe were pumped away by the left ventricle through theaorta, and now it was time to go sight-seeing around thebody. This is my favourite bit; you go all the way to the headand down to the toes. Lovely. Suddenly, my friends werecut off from me and went up as I was going down. Theywere going through the superior vena cava, and I wasgoing through the inferior. Those lucky cells. After a whilewe met up back at the right atrium, ready to start again.