Boning Up On The Human Skeleton!

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This half term in Science, Year 3/4 are learning all about the body.

In our first lesson last week, we found out more about the human skeleton, whose purpose is protect our internal organs, keep us stable, and allow different parts of our body to move. As a few children put it, if we didn’t have a skeleton, we’d be jelly! (We did end up reflecting on the fact that not all creatures have skeletons like ours, though, and invertebrates aren’t necessarily jelly-like!)

We looked at the names of different bones in the skeleton, using Internet research to help us find exactly where they were if we weren’t sure, and labelled our volunteer ‘skeletons’, who had to lay nice and still on the table – they ended up looking quite ‘humerus’!

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