Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health. HWB 0-15a
  • I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth. HWB 0-33a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To begin to recognise the importance of cleanliness, hygiene and safety within everyday routines.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Demonstrate hygiene and safety when preparing and handling food, with support. HWB 0-33a
  • Describe, in simple terms, what germs are and how I can stop them from spreading. HWB 0-15a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Sorting and matching activity – children to place real or pretend foods and drinks in the correct storage places eg, cupboard/fridge etc.
  • Discuss when and why they would wash their hands at nursery/school/home.
  • Make a set of simple hygiene and safety rules for their peers to follow eg, annotated photo display.
  • Discuss/illustrate ways to prevent the spread of germs eg, covering mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing.
  • Design posters to be displayed near the sinks reminding the pupils of good hand hygiene.
  • Experiment with ultra-violet light germ detector comparing the difference between washing and not washing hands
  • Provide children with opportunities to practice cutting soft fruit and vegetables and to experience using cutlery safely eg, preparing food for consumption at the snack table.
  • Provide children with the opportunity to set up for snack time and help to wash and clear away equipment.
  • Mindmap all those who can help them when they are ill – nurses, doctors, chemists, dentists, parents, carers.
  • Invite nurse, health visitor, dentist, chemist to talk to children about ways to prevent the spread of infection.