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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

Science Kids Website

Science Kids

Try some of the games, quizzes and experiments all based on the human body!

Check out the Human Body for Kids

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.

Where is the smallest bone in your body?
Your finger, your leg, or your ear?

Answer: The smallest bone is in the middle ear. The stapes (or stirrup) bone is only 2.8 millimetres long.

Picture/Clip of the Week

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!

Imagine what it would be like to suddenly be really small, as small as an ant, maybe. What can you do now that you couldn’t do before and what are you unable to do?

Visit Pobble 365

Challenge of the Week

How quickly can you do this Word Search?

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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?

See Also:

  • Activity Area Every week day we will add a recommendation for a book, website, artefact or picture linked to a common theme. Each Friday we will set a challenge related to this theme.