Kia Ora Parents / Caregivers
This term, the children in Team Pōhutukawa will be engaged in an exciting interchange programme for Science, Health and Art. One of the topics they will be studying is called “Life Processes.”
In this unit, the children will be learning about DNA, cells, organs and other aspects of the human body. As part of this topic, the children will be dissecting organs from sheep and pigs.
Hygiene and safety will be paramount in this unit. The children will be taught how to cut safely and will be wearing gloves throughout the procedures. They will be required to wash their hands thoroughly after each procedure.
When we’ve done this unit in the past, the response from the children has almost exclusively been that of enthusiasm and excitement. Any children that do end up feeling squeamish, however, won’t have to participate and will be provided with an alternative activity.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.