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Moving and Growing

  • Category: Science
  • Lessons: 6
  • Year Group: 4
  • Key Stage: 2
Moving and Growing Example

This fascinating 'Moving and Growing' KS2 scheme of work teaches your class everything they need to know about the human skeleton, muscles and how both make us move and grow. From studying the characteristics of bones and naming the bones of the skeleton to exploring how pairs of muscles move our bones and how exercise affects muscles, these Year 4 Science lessons are a great way to explore the topic of 'Moving and Growing' with your class.

With detailed lesson plans, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets and many more helpful resources, these 'Moving and Growing' lessons provide all you need to teach this fantastic scheme of work.


Complete Series

Moving and Growing: The Complete Series

Moving and Growing: The Complete Series

Includes all 6 lessons from the series
Price: £12.00

The complete 'Moving and Growing' series includes the lessons: Super Skeletons; Characteristics of Bones; Growing Bones; Supportive Skeletons; Muscle Man; and Exercising our Muscles.

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Individual Lessons

Moving and Growing: Super Skeletons

Moving and Growing: Super Skeletons

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

The first lesson in this series looks at the human skeleton and helps your class to identify some of the major bones. It then goes on to compare the human skeleton with skeletons of animals to identify similarities and differences between the two. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and a Skeleton Sheet.

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Moving and Growing: Characteristics of Bones

Moving and Growing: Characteristics of Bones

Lesson #2
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This lesson encourages your class to think about what bones are like and to use appropriate vocabulary to identify the characteristics of bones. It also enables your class to become doctors as they examine X-rays and spot broken bones! This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, X-Ray Pictures, Picture Cards and a Skeleton Sheet.

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Moving and Growing: Growing Bones

Moving and Growing: Growing Bones

Lesson #3
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What happens to the skeleton as we grow older? This lesson explores how the skeleton changes in size as we grow from childhood to adulthood and provides your class with the opportunity to carry out investigations and challenges to help them answer this question. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Challenge Cards.

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Moving and Growing: Supportive Skeletons

Moving and Growing: Supportive Skeletons

Lesson #4
Price: £2.99

This lesson looks at how the skeleton supports and protects the body and helps keep everything in the right place. It then goes on to explore how invertebrates are supported and protected without internal skeletons. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, Fact File Cards and Picture Cards.

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Moving and Growing: Muscle Man

Moving and Growing: Muscle Man

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

This lesson teaches children what muscles are, the different types of muscles there are in the human body and how pairs of muscles work together to move bones. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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Moving and Growing: Exercising our Muscles

Moving and Growing: Exercising our Muscles

Lesson #6
Price: £2.99

What happens to the muscles in our bodies when we exercise? This energetic lesson allows your class to explore the answer to this question as they think about and test what happens to the muscles in their bodies (including their heart muscles) as they exercise. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and an End of Unit Quiz.

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