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Understanding functions of body parts

Why is this important?
Understanding the functions of body parts follows on from understanding
the functions of objects. It allows children to reflect on their own behaviour
and essentially on what they need to do

(e.g. ‘listen’ involves using our ears and ‘look’ using our eyes).

What to do
• Draw a picture of the child (or encourage the child to do this).
• Suggest body parts that need to be added (e.g. hands, legs, ears).
• When the child has finished, ask questions relating to the functions of the various body parts, e.g.

‘What can we do with our hands?’
■ Clap, wave, hold things.

‘What do we do with our ears?’
■ Listen, hear, wear earrings.
• Find pictures of people performing the different actions and make a scrapbook
(e.g. put a picture of hands in the middle of a piece of paper and draw/cut
out/print out pictures of people waving, holding knife and fork, throwing a ball).

  • Through our Christian school and ethos, we all aim to believe in ourselves, each other, our teachers, leaders and parents. With reflection and prayer, we trust in God that our prayers will be heard. We know that every child is a child of Jesus, treating everyone with respect and dignity that they deserve.

    Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
    Matthew 7:7


  • We aim to build our pupils’ and teachers’ confidence, delight in their teaching & learning and discipline in seeking wisdom; gaining the truth, knowledge, understanding and skills they will need in their everyday lives. We offer a broad and inspiring curriculum that nurtures emotional intelligence, creativity and remembering of important knowledge. We teach and learn collaboratively leading to our pupils developing the life skills of learning.

    For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
    Proverbs 2:6


  • We aim to be the best we can be. Whilst nurturing our pupils’ and staff, we encourage and drive them to aspire to achieve their hopes and dreams. We are honest in the fact that this will take hard work, perseverance and resilience.

    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11


  • Above all we aim to show compassion to ourselves and each other. By developing strong relationships and friendships we develop a true understanding of each other.

    ‘Love thy neighbour…’
    Luke 10:28


  • We are a family. We show compassion for all members of our community irrespective of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. We strive to be ‘courageous advocates’ for our local, national and global community.

    There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Galatians 3:28



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