Healthy Living Week

In Science, we have been learning all about being healthy.

We know that we can be healthy in lots of different ways.

First we had a question to answer: Does exercise affect our heart rate?

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We checked our heart rates when they were resting and then we checked them again after each activity to see if they had increased or not.

We found that our heart rates did increased when we completed some exercise. We know that our heart is very important to help keep you alive and that our hearts pump blood all around the body. Our blood cells contain oxygen that our bodies need to stay healthy.

Next we looked at how food had an effect on our bodies.

After that, we looked at making a healthy lunch box.

In Literacy, we looked at writing instructions to help learn how to wash our hands properly and how to brush our teeth. We have learnt that all instructions include imperative verbs (bossy verbs) that tell us to do something. These are also known as commands.

Washing our hands

1. Wet your hands with water from the tap.

2. Lather the soap between your hands.

3. Scrub your hands with the soapy bubbles, making sure you get between your fingers, thumbs, palms and on top of your hands.

4. Rinse off the bubbles with more clean water.

5. Dry with hands with a clean paper towel.

What a fantastic job we have done washing our hands!

Finally, we had a special day dedicated to healthy living where our parents could come and join in with us to make lots of different crafts.

The school nurses came into school as well to talk to us about how to stay healthy and they spoke to our mums and dads as well.

Do you know how much sugar is in the things you drink?


We have had a really fun day and enjoyed learning about how to be healthy.

How to continue the learning at home:

  • Switch drinking sweet, sugary drinks to water, milk or sugar free dilute squash. Save fizzy drinks for a special treat.
  • Visit the dentist every 6 months for a check up.
  • Try to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Exercise for 10-15 minutes every day.
  • Instead of coming to school in the car, why not try parking half way and then walking the rest of the way.
  • Save sweets and chocolates for a special treat maybe once a week.
  • Make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet.