How your skeleton works (includes diagram)

Skeletons are dead – everyone knows that. Well, think again! These skeletons are alive and kicking. In fact, there’s one inside you right now! This explanation text for year 3, linked to the topic animals including humans, includes a diagram of a skeleton with the labels; teeth, skull, humerus, vertebra, pelvis, femur, hand, wrist, skull, foot and ankle. It explains how we move, what our skeletons are for and what bones are made of.

This downloadable non-fiction reading pack includes:

  • An A3 reading spread for you to print.
  • Reading comprehension question sheets, differentiated using our magnifying glasses key (on the bottom right). One magnifying glass indicates easier and two means harder.
  • An answer sheet including the objective for each question, which is taken from the reading national curriculum.
Year 3
Animals including humans
How your skeleton works (includes diagram)

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