Year 4 Learn About the Digestive System

Year 4 have been learning about the human digestive system this half term. They learnt the names of the key organs involved in digestion, and what job each one did, then they made a model digestive system. They made a sandwich, and modelled it’s journey from being cut up by their teeth and softened by their saliva, moving down their oesophagus, into their stomach where it is broken down by stomach acid and digestive juices, before it travels down through their intestines¬†and out of their bodies. The children really enjoyed acting as the digestive¬†system, but it was messy work!