Naming the Bones of the Batsman
Activity Naming the Bones of the Batsman
Curriculum Area Science
NC Objectives Sc 2a, c, d, g, h, i, j, m, Sc2 1a, b, & c

Main learning objective

To understand the role of the Skeleton for our bodies and to be able to name the major bones


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 15 minutes
  • Ask the class to stand up and then ask them why they are able to do this. Lead to bones and muscles and nervous system. Ask them to act as if they had no bones, muscles and nervous system. Discuss the importance of a strong skeletal, muscular and nervous system and reasons for this.
  • Discuss the three main roles of the human skeleton (Movement, protection, support).


Main Activity 30 Minutes


Plenary 15 Minutes
  • Move around the class and make sure that all of the bones have been labelled correctly. Use ‘3.1b Answer sheet to naming the bones of the batsman’ if required.
  • Get the class to stand up and play ‘The batsman says’ in the same way as ‘Simon says’ but by touching the bones of the body, Begin with the teacher leading the game and then select pupils to lead the game.
  • For a fun end finish by using www.cimex.com/games/ri_skeleton/joints_explorer.html, a puppet skeleton.