Lesson 1: Looking after our teeth

Learning how to keep our teeth healthy.

Before the lesson

Print classroom resources

Learning objective

  • To understand how we can look after our teeth

National curriculum

  • Pupils should be able to identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.
  • Note: Although the statutory guidance mentions flossing the Oral Health Foundation do not recommend flossing under the age of 12. They stress the importance of children having the dexterity to floss effectively and recommend individuals seeking advice from their dentist.

Success criteria

Cross curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up


Assessing Pupils’ Understanding and Progress

Next steps

  • Teacher notes
Created by:
Kapow Primary, 
RSE & PSHE specialist