Blood Smoothies!

It's been a very hands-on week in Eagles class. We made 'blood' smoothies on Monday: raspberries for red blood cells, mini marshmallows for white blood cells, pineapple juice for plasma and sprinkles for platelets. Some groups had apple (A), some banana (B), some apple and banana (AB) and some orange (O). On Tuesday we continued to refine our printing technique by attempting repeated patterns on coloured paper. It was of course, No Pens Wednesday on Wednesday. We kicked it off with a Roman numerals tarsia (jigsaw puzzle) followed by our first Forest School session. Mrs Wycherley shared some pictures of art inspired by nature and the children created their own. They followed this with leaf bashing and leaf threading. There was some fabulous art produced. In the afternoon, Eagles made their own hearts using cups, water, straws and balloons. They were able to pump water through a straw by pushing on the balloon. It made an absolute mess but was lots of fun. We then had some actual, real-life lamb's hearts to dissect in groups -we could clearly see the chambers and some hearts had a very prominent vena cava.

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