In our Natural Science classes Year 6 pupils have been finding out about how interaction is related to our nervous system and the senses.

We perceive the world through our senses. Sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste allow us to explore the environment around us. Then all the information received by our senses is processed by our most important organ, the brain.

  1. First, sensory neurons collect information from our sense organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin).
  2. Then, the brain interprets the information and send signals to the rest of the body.
  3. Finally, motor neurons send messages from the brain to our locomotor system.

We experimented how our nervous system reacts to everything that happens around us by playing “dodge the ball” (cementerio).

We also learnt about how to stay safe when doing sport and how to avoid concussions when playing rugby, skiing or skateboarding.

Do you know? Some of our schoolmates play rugby. And in Year 5 we go skiing.