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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 1

Healthy Living

What does it mean to be healthy and is it really that important? In this topic we learn all about health finding out all the ways we can look after our bodies; from brushing our teeth like a dentist, to interviewing a real life nurse and even becoming a MasterChef and preparing a healthy meal for our families. We will consider a whole body approach to healthy living. But has being healthy always been this easy? Florence Nightingale and Mary-Jane Seacole might disagree, as we travel back in time and think about what hospitals and health looked like before the rise of the modern day nursing heroes. As spectacular Scientists we find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival and look at the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. As hard-working Historians we will compare the lives of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale and think about how they have contributed to society and exploring the idea of legacy. In DT, children will explore cooking and nutrition, designing their own healthy meal and beginning to consider where food comes from and the impact of this.  

What does it mean to be healthy?

In Loyalty class this term we had our learning lift off for topic What does it mean to be healthy and is it really that important?  We started with yoga in the hall and finished of the afternoon by giving each other hand massages whilst listening to relaxing music!! We have imagined we are stranded on a Desert Island and decided what our essentials would be in order to survive.

  The theme of being healthy links to our PSHE, together we made a mind map of what we need to stay healthy fruit and vegetables, water, air, exercise and sleep. We then drew and labelled pictures of what we can do to keep ourselves healthy and the need for sleep and exercise came top of the list.

Loyalty class have looked at washing hands properly and how to look after our teeth. We had a go at brushing pretend teeth with toothbrushes to get our technique just right!