Book of the Week
Key Stage 1
Author – Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator – Janet Ahlberg
Publisher – Puffin
Paperback – ISBN 9780140565812
eBook – 9780241334683
The story of three skeletons – a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. One night they venture out to find someone to scare, only to find that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?
A well-loved classic that is as familiar to children today as it was when it was first published in 1980.
Key Stage 2
DK Find Out! Human Body
Author – Bipasha Choudhury
Publisher – Dorling Kingsley Ltd
Paperback – ISBN 9780241285077
EPUB – ISBN 9780241322895
From gooey gastric juices to our amazing brains and everything in-between, this book will give children the understanding they crave about how our bodies work.
Packed with facts and information with clear pictures, this is perfect for any budding biologist.
Website of the Week
Artefact of the Week
Human torso model
This half-size torso of the human body can be dissected into 11 anatomical parts and includes the lungs, heart, stomach, liver, and intestines.
Can you find the answers to these questions? You might find this website helpful.
Answer: The smallest bone is in the middle ear. The stapes (or stirrup) bone is only 2.8 millimetres long.
How long does food spend in your stomach before being digested?
Up to 24 hours, up to 6 hours, or up to 3 hours?
Answer: Food spends up to 6 hours in the stomach before being digested.
Picture/Clip of the Week
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!
Challenge of the Week
Imagine you have shrunk and get down on your knees (wearing shorts would be a good idea so you don’t get trousers dirty!) or crouch down low.
Can you do the following:
- Move really quickly around the garden (on grass) or inside your house
- Get a drink of water
- Catch and throw a ball?
- Play a game such as football cricket, netball
- Climb a step?