In science, Year 3 have been learning all about our skeletons and why we have them. We know that the skeleton has 3 main jobs:
- Support- the skeleton keeps our body upright and supports our weight
- Protect- the skeleton protects our internal organs
- Movement- the bones form joints and act as levers, allowing muscles to pull on them to produce movement.
We have also been learning the scientific names for some of the most important bones in the skeleton including: skulll; spine; rib cage; humerus; pelvis; femur; patella; tibia and fibula. To check our knowledge we labelled the skeleton of one of our students outside before transferring this information to our own informative posters!