Lesson 7: Looking after our teeth

Learning how we can keep our teeth healthy; exploring how food and drink can affect our teeth.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand ways of looking after our teeth

Statutory guidance

Health and prevention

Pupils should know:

  • about dental health and the benefits of good oral hygiene and dental
    flossing, including regular check-ups at the dentist

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils’ understanding and progress



Pupils needing extra support: May need help to complete their Keeping my teeth healthy resource and diary.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should record their prediction about what they think will happen to the egg shells.

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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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