Awareness Days
World Health Day

Learn how to keep your body and mind healthy on World Heath Day under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other related organisations every 7th of April.

Session 1 Healthy Teeth

Objectives

Science

  • Practical scientific methods, processes and skills: Asking simple questions and recognizing that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

English

  • Drama and role-play can contribute to the quality of pupils’ writing by providing opportunities for pupils to develop & order their ideas through playing roles/ improvising scenes in various settings.
  • Listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • Being introduced to non-fiction books that are structured in different ways.
  • Discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary.
  • Write sentences by: saying out loud what they are going to write about; composing a sentence orally before writing it.
  • Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

Teaching and Activities

Today we are going to find out about keeping teeth healthy.

Children will:

  • Find out facts about their teeth: how many teeth humans have; the names and the functions of teeth.
  • Investigate how to care for teeth.
  • Create singing rhyme to help establish and remember a good oral hygiene routine.

You Will Need

  • Flipchart list of healthy themes
  • Mr Couch Potato (Mr CP)
  • Arrange visit from Dentist or local dental practice or ‘Active Smile’ or ‘Dental Buddy’
  • Resources for Role-Play
  • Dental mirrors
  • Information books
  • Playdough
  • Low cost toothbrushes
  • Letter writing paper and envelopes
  • Junk modelling materials - glue, equipment
  • My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever Never Fall Out’ by Lauren Child

Session 2 Healthy Exercise

Objectives

Science

  • Practical scientific methods, processes and skills: Asking simple questions and recognizing that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests.
  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

PE

  • Master basic movements, develop balance, agility and co-ordination and begin to apply in a range of activities.

Art and Design

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Teaching and Activities

Today we are going to find out about keeping our bodies fit and healthy.

Children will:

  • Find out facts about exercise and keeping fit and healthy.
  • Create a series of practical ideas for keeping fit; fitness trail; challenges; gardening fun; making kites to fly.

You Will Need

  • Flipchart listing the healthy themes
  • Mr CP
  • Resources to create block graph
  • class list of names
  • clip board for each child
  • large squared paper
  • A3 paper
  • Spades, trowels, small pots, seeds, compost
  • Small PE games equipment - hoops, balls, ropes
  • Resources for making kites
  • ‘Oliver'sVegetables by Vivian French

Session 3 Healthy Eating

Objectives

Science

  • Practical scientific methods, processes and skills: Asking simple questions and recognizing that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.

Design and Technology

  • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including ingredients.
  • Use the basic principles of a healthy & varied diet to prepare dishes.

Teaching and Activities

Our focus today is Healthy Eating.

Children will:

  • Learn about the different food groups and the importance of eating a well-balanced diet.
  • Develop a simple understanding of the different ways different kinds of food help our bodies to grow and develop.
  • Use different kitchen tools to produce picnic food.

You Will Need

  • Flipchart list of health themes
  • Mr CP
  • Local supermarket shopping bags containing food items from each main food group
  • Titles for each main food category on a different colour A4 card
  • Pages from food magazines
  • Paper plates
  • Supermarket role-play items
  • Picnic ingredients
  • Information books
  • Board games and jigsaw puzzles
  • The Growing Story’ by Ruth Krass and Helen Oxenbury

Session 4 Healthy Actions and Habits

Objectives

Science

  • Practical scientific methods, processes and skills: Asking simple questions and recognizing that they can be answered in different ways.
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying.
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Design and Technology

  • Select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks.
  • Select from and use a wide range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles & ingredients according to their characteristics.

Teaching and Activities

Find out about healthy habits to establish a daily routine for being healthy.

Children will:

  • Think about our daily routine of habits and actions that keep us clean and healthy.
  • Understand how important it is to general wellbeing to go to sleep well.

You Will Need

  • Flipchart list of healthy themes
  • Mr CP
  • Selection of different types of handwash and soaps, towels
  • Dolls clothes and dressing up clothes, bowl, soap flakes, washing line, pegs
  • Paper plates, paints and paint brushes
  • Supermarket tissues
  • Junk modelling materials to create beds for soft toys
  • Role-play resources for the health centre

Session 5 Healthy Minds

Objectives

SMSC

  • Develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence; encourage respect for other people.
  • Make good choices.

Art and Design

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Music

  • Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs & speaking chants and rhymes.

Teaching and Activities

Find out some important ways to look after mental health as well as physical health.

Children will:

  • Begin to understand the importance of our own and other people’s mental health.
  • Build self-esteem.

You Will Need

  • Junk modelling containers,
  • Googly eyes
  • Collage resources, natural: conkers, leaves, twigs, shells
  • playdough
  • Items for gardening

Session 6 Conclusion

Objectives

English

  • Write sentences by: saying out loud what they are going to write about; composing a sentence orally before writing it
  • Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher.

Teaching and Activities

Look at everything we have learnt about being healthy and select one key piece of advice for healthy living to write on a bunting flag .

Children will:

  • Consolidate their learning re being healthy.
  • Select and write advice for Mr Couch Potato.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Flipchart list of healthy themes
  • Mr CP
  • World flag bunting
  • Completed work from sessions 1 – 5 displayed around classroom
  • Globe