Animals, including humans - bones in the human body

In autumn 2, Year 3 learnt about the skeleton and muscular system in Science. The children now understand that the human skeleton provides support for their bodies, that it facilitates movement (along with the muscles) and it protects important organs.

The children enjoyed labelling where the different bones were on their friend’s bodies. By the end of the session, the children were confident to name the clavicle, humerus, radius and cranium.

This strand of science is developed throughout Key Stage 2. In the future, the children will learn about the digestive system in Year 4, the respiratory system in Year 5 and the circulatory system in Year 6, giving them a solid foundation about human biology for high school.