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Funny bones at Julia Durbin Day Nursery

Exploring skeletons, naming bones and singing themed songs are just some of the activities that young biologists from Julia Durbin Day Nursery have been taking part in, following their latest learning inspiration of ‘the human body’.

At the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Roosevelt Drive, pre-schoolers enjoyed proudly pointing out their different bones, from metatarsals to carpals, before learning the lyrics to the ‘Funny Bones’ song. This was followed by putting pipe cleaners inside gloves to visually demonstrate the way in which our hands move.

After learning that giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks as humans do in their entire body and other fun facts, children studied a skull and made comparisons between their own facial features and the model replica.

Julia Durbin Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Jenni Ryan explained;

“We have had a brilliant time finding innovative ways to learn about the human body and the children have been captivated by the activities. Not only does this topic help to introduce basic scientific messages, but encourages critical thinking and gives a better understanding of how important it is to take care of ourselves. We will next move on to looking at organs and the various roles they play.”