In this skill, we have been learning all about being healthy. We began with looking at what a balanced diet looks like and the different categories food fell in. We looked at our own diets and realised that we don't always have enough fruit and veg - oops! So we began making a food diary for the week to make sure that we included all the categories even including fats which we realised are very important to our health and growth. In the afternoon, we looked at our dental health and how we can make sure our teeth the healthiest possible. We also looked at what happens if we fall into bad habits and don't clean our teeth properly - did you know you have to clean them for a whole 2 minutes! Once we had researched teeth we created our own interactive information booklets.
This month, a shocking statistic was shared in the news that over 43,000 children aged 5-9 are having to have dental surgery due to rotting teeth! We found out that this has risen each year for the past 6 years. Knowning this, we researched how to look after our teeth properly and what things we should look out for. Once we knew this, we created posters and then filmed news reports to inform children on how to care for their teeth.