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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.

Wider Learning


Go Online: Learn and recap about the human body using this interactive site -



- Feed me (Classifying Organisms) -

- How do cigarettes affect the body? -

- Alcohol effects on the brain and body -

- What happens inside your body when you exercise? -

- The Nervous System -


App: Explore an interactive model of the human body and dive into the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, and eyes see -


Go Online: The Circulatory System -



- Enter a virtual operating theatre and carry out a heart transplant.

- Play the Blood Typing game and find out more about blood types.

Design a clinical trial to investigate the causes of heart disease in this Centre of the Cell interactive game.


Visit: The Natural History Museum (Red Zone) for a permanent exhibit on the human body.


Download: Activities and Presentations -



- Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body by Hélène Druvert

- Pop-up Facts: Human Body (Pop-up Facts) by Richard Dungworth

- How Your Body Works by Judy Hindley

- Journey Through the Human Body Collection (

- The Science of the Heart and Circulatory System by Richard Spilsbury

- Your Thumping Heart and Battling Blood System by Paul Mason