Number of bones in the body


Topic : Meaning of bone

Class : Nursery 1

Term : First Term

Week : Week 3

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Videos


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Meaning of Bones


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say the functions of bones
  • say the functions of joints



Content :

NUMBER OF BONES IN THE BODY EXPLANATION: We have bones inside our Our bones grow and change as we age.

Babies are born with 270 different bones. As they grow up, many of the 270 small bones fuse, or grow together. So, by the time a baby becomes an adult, he or she will have only 206 bones.




How many bones are in your body?
As a child, I have 270 bones in my body. But adults have 206 bones in their




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. How many  bones are in an adult body
  2. How many bones are in a child’s body
  3. What is skeleton ?


Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.