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.
It was time. I flowed through the inferior vena cava into theheart, beating loudly every second or two. I shot into the rightatrium, and I was pumped through the valve into the rightventricle. The right ventricle pumped me so hard and I flew up,through the giant ribcage, inside the lungs. “I survived part 1 ofthe heart!” I gasped, taking in oxygen. But I was still going,flowing back down the body into the pulmonary vein, straightthrough to the left atrium and slid through to the left ventricle.That was the point when I thought it was over, but then a hugeBOOM sound rung in my ears and I was whooshed at what feltlike 500 miles per hour, round the body, delivering oxygen toorgans. I flew through the intestines, into the liver, and all overthe place. “So that oxygen wasn’t for me.” I thought, terriblyupset that I didn’t get to keep it.I finally flowed back through the inferior vena cava back to theheart, ready to start all over again.