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Wednesday, 22 October 2008

The Heart and Blood

In class 9 we have been learning about the heart and all it's important jobs, we will be telling you about the heart and the blood. We hope you enjoy our post.

Jobs that the heart does:

The heart circles the blood around the body and that gives us oxygen to all parts of our bodies. When this happens valves in our arteries open and shut to let the blood cells through. The heart is one of the main organs in the body. If we didn't have a heart we would not live.

The heart has many tubes pointing outwards into the different parts of our body and which are the tubes that the blood cells go through. In a minute the heart pumps about 60-70 times in a average human to keep us alive.

Jobs that blood does:
The blood runs through all parts of our body transporting oxygen. It also keeps our heart pumping and our heart makes the blood run through so it's like they are partners. without blood our brain wouldn't work to make us intelligent enough. Blood cells also keep us healthy by fighting infections and healing us when we get cut.

By Randeep, Stelina and Anayat

Monday, 6 October 2008

Ancient Egyptians


The Ancient Egyptians are one of the many old generations. Egyptians were around at 3150 BC. The Egyptians believed in many gods and goddesses, for example the sun god Ra. The Egyptians believed also in the after life, they also thought that their personalities would be judged when they died. The ancient Egyptians built many temples and pyramids. The first pyramid was the pyramid of Djoser that was called Saqqara. The biggest pyramid was called the Great Pyramid of Giza also known as Khufu's pyramid.


A pyramid has a square base. The pyramids are tombs that were for very important people. The pyramids are made out of sandstone blocks and have a base that is around 52,600 square metres. They are built in Cairo and the most famous pyramids are the pyramids of Giza. Pyramids are the most famous land marks in all of Egypt followed by the Valley of the Kings. They are one of the seven wonders of the world.


The Pharaohs were the rulers of Egypt. The Egyptians believed that they were like gods and worshiped them. The Pharaohs wore expensive items like gold nearly everyday. The youngest Pharaoh was Tutankhamun he was throned Pharaoh when he was nine and died when he was eighteen. He is the most recognisable Pharaoh.

His death mask was made out of solid gold which was worth millions of pounds. Many people say he died due to a open wound that was infected with bacteria.

Today tourists come to see the magnificent country of Egypt.

By Rezwana , Anayat and Harshita.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Healthy Eating

The Eat Well Plate

In Science we have been learning about how to eat a good balanced meal. We have found out some interesting facts and here are some of them.

1. If you have a packet of crisps a day in one week it is the equivalent amount of drinking a glass of oil.

2. If you don't drink enough water, you will be dehydrated.

3. If you eat to many high sugar and fatty treats it's possible in the future you could be over weight.

We have also found out about the 5 different food groups.

They are:

FATS and SUGARS - Sweets, Chips, Pizza, Chocolate, Biscuits, Cheese, Crisps, Butter

CARBOHYDRATES - Bread, Pasta, Potatoes, Rice

PROTEIN - Prawns, Eggs, Fish, Beans, Lentils, Meat

FRUIT and VEGETABLES - Carrots, Apples, Coconut, Cherries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower

DAIRY- Cream, Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, Soya milk

We must have a variety of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and veg and dairy. Our plate must be colourful and look like a rainbow at least everyday. The more you eat like the eat well plate the healthier and stronger you will become. So think about it. Would you rather be a healthy and strong person or an overweight and ill person?

If you eat healthily you will look younger and live a healthy life. You can still eat some sugary and salty treats but only a small quantity.

You need some types of fat to keep you healthy but many people eat too much fat.

Fibre is a part of food which can not be digested. It passes through us and helps push waste out of your body.

Eating lots of different foods gives you the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy.

  • Always wash your hands before you touch food.
  • Don't cough or sneeze on your food it can cause a disease.
  • Keep pets, flies and other animals away from your food.

By Zarin, Tasnim and Anisha

New Playground Equipment

In assembly we found out that we had new playground equipment to play with at lunch time. The best were the lolo balls because they are fun and it's all most like flying and the feather fliers because they can fly high and twist in the air.

Lolo ball and feather flier

We have to look after our playground equipment otherwise it will be taken away from us.

The feather flier and the lolo balls are easy to break because we saw one in a tyre, broken and we saw a teacher holding a broken lolo ball. Before we line up to go inside we have to put them back nicely and tidy in the box.

There are more than 2 people in charge of the playground equipment every lunch time. There are all sorts of different things such as mega jacks balls and many more.

To be able to get the playground equipment we have to make a line outside the small playground. Some times what happens is we lose them because we don't look after them properly. If you do break the equipment you will have to go home, show your parents and might have to pay for it.

by Gulcan and Suraj.