Lower KS2 My Skeleton Activities

    Relation to National Curriculum in England: = Art = Design & Technology = English = Geography = History = Maths = Science
Activity Photo Activity Resources Relation to National Curriculum Downloads
Activity One - Vertebrate And Invertebrate

Activity 1

Vertebrate And Invertebrate

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/1.4 gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Activity Two - Label The Skeleton

Activity 2

Label The Skeleton

  • En3/1c Focus: Vocabulary - use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Activity Three - Hand X-Ray

Activity 3

Hand X-Ray

  • Black paper / card
  • White chalk
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Activity Four - Spinal Model

Activity 4

Spinal Model

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Activity Five - Bone Structure Investigation

Activity 5

Bone Structure Investigation

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/1.2 setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • Sc3/1.5 recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • Dt2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
Activity Six - Protecting Organs

Activity 6

Protecting Organs

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Activity Seven - Skeleton Support Investigation

Activity 7

Skeleton Support Investigation

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • Dt2/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches
  • Dt2/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • Dt2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures
Activity Eight - Moving My Body

Activity 8

Moving My Body

  • Exercise Cards
  • Coloured paper
  • Pencil
  • Music
  • Bottle of water
  • Post-It notes
  • En3/1c Focus: Vocabulary / Spelling - use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En3/3.1b spell further homophones
  • En3/3.1c spell words that are often misspelt
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
Activity Nine - Lunch Box

Activity 9

Lunch Box

  • Sc3/2.2a identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • Dt2/2.1a understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Dt2/2.1b cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet
  • Dt2/2.1c become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]
Activity One - Vertebrate And Invertebrate

Activity 1
Vertebrate And Invertebrate

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/1.4 gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

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Activity Two - Label The Skeleton

Activity 2
Label The Skeleton

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En3/1c Focus: Vocabulary - use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Downloads:

Activity Three - Hand X-Ray

Activity 3
Hand X-Ray

Practical Resources:

  • Black paper / card
  • White chalk
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Ar2/1.2 to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Downloads:

Activity Four - Spinal Model

Activity 4
Spinal Model

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Downloads:

Activity Five - Bone Structure Investigation

Activity 5
Bone Structure Investigation

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/1.2 setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • Sc3/1.5 recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • Dt2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Downloads:

Activity Six - Protecting Organs

Activity 6
Protecting Organs

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Downloads:

Activity Seven - Skeleton Support Investigation

Activity 7
Skeleton Support Investigation

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • Dt2/1.1b generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches
  • Dt2/1.3b evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work
  • Dt2/1.4a apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

Downloads:

Activity Eight - Moving My Body

Activity 8
Moving My Body

Practical Resources:

  • Exercise Cards
  • Coloured paper
  • Pencil
  • Music
  • Bottle of water
  • Post-It notes

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • En3/1c Focus: Vocabulary / Spelling - use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary
  • En3/3.1b spell further homophones
  • En3/3.1c spell words that are often misspelt
  • Sc3/1.1 asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Sc3/2.2b identify that human and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Downloads:

Activity Nine - Lunch Box

Activity 9
Lunch Box

Practical Resources:

Relation to Curriculum in England:

  • Sc3/2.2a identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • Dt2/2.1a understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • Dt2/2.1b cook a repertoire of predominantly savoury dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy and varied diet
  • Dt2/2.1c become competent in a range of cooking techniques [for example, selecting and preparing ingredients; using utensils and electrical equipment; applying heat in different ways; using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients; adapting and using their own recipes]

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Additional Aged 7 - 9 Activities

How do I use this activity?

The Lower Key Stage 2 My Skeleton topic is a great way for students to delve into the world of skeletons, both human and animal. There are nine activities included in this resource, which help students classify vertebrates and invertebrates with the help of a short video. Students can also learn about bone structure, view x-rays, and even do a skeleton match. This resource covers several aspects of the National Curriculum of England, such as Design & Technology, Geography, History, Mathematics, and Science. If you're looking for more resources, check out the rest of the Lower Key Stage 2 topics available. There are plenty of subjects to choose from, so you'll be able to find something that fits your needs.

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