Y3 Animals With and Without Bony Skeletons

Pupils learn that not all animals have a bony skeleton! Humans, dogs, cats and birds are examples of animals with bony skeletons. Slugs, worms and jellyfish are examples of animals without a bony skeleton. Pupils learn that all animals with a bony skeleton have a backbone and that these animals are called vertebrates. They also learn that animals without a bony skeleton or a backbone are called invertebrates (a cut, sort and paste activity).

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • WS - pupils should gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions; make systematic and careful observations using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings

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