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.
I dropped through the vena cava as if it were a water slide,the rest of the blood cells came down with me. Shouts ofjoy and terror rang through the right atrium, from the newblood cells, until we continued our journey downwards tothe right ventricle the were propelled out through thepullmery artery by a wave like force, a small party of whiteblood cells dashed past us at astonishing speed bumpinginto some of us, "Hey!" one of many blood cells called outto the white blood cells who slightly knocked them forward.Then we reached the lungs.
As we raced through the lungs coming out as oxygenatedblood cells then paraded back down to the heart. Ientered back in with a mass of blood cells through apullmery vein by the side of the heart only to go throughthe left atrium and ventricle, then be surged out the aortaby a strong pump- like force. we continued our journey, ournumbers thinning by the second as some blood cellsdropped down smaller shoots, but new cells also joined us.Then we reached the arms, the strong limb got rid of ussome of our oxygen, and slowly as we continued throughall the various parts of the body we lost more of the oxygen.Until I dropped down a small narrow shoot to become a deoxygenated blood cells. The returned to the heart to repeatthe process again and again.