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St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

Sweet Science in Year 5!

What have raspberries, pineapple juice, marshmallows and sprinkles got in common? No- not teatime in Mr Hogan's house- it's Year Five's amazing cocktail to illustrate their science learning this week!

Did you know that blood is made from:

  • 54% plasma (or pineapple juice),
  • 45% red blood cells (or raspberries),
  • 1% white blood cells ( or marshmallows) and
  • platelets (sprinkles)?

All of these ingredients are blended together to make blood- eachhelping our body to function in different ways!

Alternatively, they also make a delicious blood smoothie- which Year 5 enjoyed this afternoon as part of their science lesson. Learning about the human body has never been so tasty.

Why not ask a Year 5 to tell you all about what they've learnt this week. It certainly sounds like a memorable lesson!