Lesson 5: Hand washing and personal hygiene

Children begin to understand how germs are spread, how we can stop them spreading and how to wash their hands effectively

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand how germs are spread and how we can stop them spreading

Statutory guidance

Health and prevention

Pupils should know:

  • Health and prevention: about personal hygiene and germs including bacteria, viruses, how they are spread and the importance of washing

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Use Activity: Hand washing sequence 1, which has pictures and words.

Pupils working at greater depth: Use Activity: Hand washing sequence 2, which has pictures only so that pupils can add their own text.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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