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    Year 3 Animals, including humans: Bones and Muscles

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    With the new science curriculum come some changes about the way primary school pupils are taught biology. 'Softer' subjects such as 'Caring for animals' have been replaced with simple studies of the systems of the human body. In this lesson, pupils learn about the musculoskeletal system and focus on humans. Pupils meet a skeleton, identify some important bones and their functions, and classify animals depending on whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates. This lesson may be preceded by Animals, including humans: Nutrition.

    Pupils will learn:

    • Humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
    • Animals can be classified as vertebrates or invertebrates

    Use this Sesame Street song to introduce the lesson.

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