Year 6 Homework – Blood Heart
The new projects run for the Second half of the summer term, Monday 3rd June to Friday 12th July. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below are a list of ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
- Create an exercise plan for maintaining a healthy heart. Be kind to your heart!
- Research information and plan ideas for a weekly menu of food that your heart would love. Spinach, porridge, blueberries, salmon and soya protein are all heart-healthy.
- Design and make decorative heart-shaped tokens to give to someone close to your heart.
- Find out about the historical tradition of Valentine’s Day. Why are hearts traditionally used as symbols of love?
- Songwriters are often inspired by the heart. Search for songs about heartbreak or cheer yourself up by making a playlist of songs to make your heart sing!
- Think about what we mean by ‘heart-stopping’. Write about a ‘heart-stopping’ moment in your life. Describe to another person the bodily sensations experienced and then capture it in words as accurately as you can.
- Find out about some famous heart surgeons. What do you need to study to become a heart surgeon? How long would it take if you started right now? What skills and personality would make you successful in this role?
- Find out about the size and structure of a human heart and compare it to the size, structure and number of hearts in other animals. (Worms have five!)
- Find examples of proverbs or idioms relating to the heart, such as ‘wear your heart on your sleeve’ or ‘eat your heart out’. See how many you can find and explain what they mean.
- What does the phrase ‘Blood is thicker than water’ mean? Write a short story using this as a title.
- Find out about the different pulse points on the human body including the side of the neck (carotid), wrist (radial), top of thigh (femoral) and elbow crease (brachial). Test the different pulse points – which one has the strongest pulse?