Skeletal and Muscular System
Children explore the human skeleton for the first time by naming and identifying bones. There are lots of bones in the human skeleton, many of which have complex names. The focus is on the skull, femur, pelvis, spine and ribcage. Children learn that humans have skeletons for movement, support and protection. It is important that children are not only aware of the function of the skeleton but also the jobs of specific bones. Children learn that some animals have skeletons. They use their knowledge of bones in the human skeleton to identify, locate and name bones in a variety of animals. They are introduced to the term “exoskeleton“ to describe an animal with a skeleton on the outside of its body. They should identify, sort and group animals in different ways based on their skeletal systems.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
We will be exploring stopping our joints from moving freely whilst completing simple tasks.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
Making research notes.
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Movement on the playground exploring joints and muscles in our bodies.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions • How can we sort and group animals based on their skeletons?
Scientific Enquiry: Investigations
What are our joints for?
Research major bones in the human body.
Explore what happens when their joints are obstructed.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Each investigation comes to its own conclusion.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)