Bones in the human body! 

This week we have been looking skeletons! We have learnt that not all animals have an internal skeletons and that the presence of this is an important feature in classifying animals. We learnt that a skeleton is needed for support, protection and movement.



  • Lion
  • Cat
  • Peacock
  • Python
  • Toad
  • Humans
  • Chameleon
  • Mackerel
  • Tarantula
  • Slug
  • Lobster
  • Snail
  • Octopus


On Tuesday we made our very own skeleton puppets to help us learn the scientific names for the bones in our body!

Do you know the scientific names for our bones?

  • Head = cranium/skull
  • Upper arm = humerous
  • Lower arm = radius and ulna
  • Back = spine/vertebrae
  • Hips = pelvis
  • Thigh = femur
  • Lower leg = tibia and fibula
  • Toes = phalanges

Take a look at our dancing skeletons below!


Take a closer look at our photos in our photo gallery