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Year 4 Study Moving and Growing With Physiotherapist

Friday, 26 September 2014

Year 4 were delighted to welcome a Consultant Physiotherapist into school to learn more about their ‘Moving and Growing’ science topic. Mrs Dickens, who is a Hesketh House parent, kindly agreed to come and in and speak to the girls about her work as a Physiotherapist. She even brought a skeleton with her, much to the girls’ excitement!

The girls learned lots about bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments in a practical way. They tried out a range of activities, including looking at several models of joints to learn how they work. Mrs Dickens brought the topic to life by showing how muscles need to be warmed up before exercise using balloons, and letting the class handle equipment used in her work.

Looking at x-rays inspired the girls to think about breaking bones and joints wearing out, and they even discussed a knee joint replacement. The x-rays showed the difference between the bones of adults and children, which they found really interesting.

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Mrs Dickens talked to the girls about how joints work

Mrs Dickens talked to the girls about how joints work

Looking at models helped the girls understand different joints

Looking at models helped the girls understand different joints

The girls were excited to examine the skeleton more closely

The girls were excited to examine the skeleton more closely