Y3 Muscles Pull Bones

Pupils learn that muscles are there to move the body and body parts, that muscles are connected to bones by tendons. Pupils also learn that when muscles contract they move the bones that are connected to them by pulling. When we walk or run, the bones in the legs are being pulled backwards and forwards by a number of different muscles. Pupils carry out an investigation to find out which muscles move which body parts.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • NaG - pupils should be introduced to the main body parts associated with the skeleton and muscles, finding out how different parts of the body have special functions

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Sigma Science – Year 3