Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I know that there are medicines and some other substances that can be used in a safe way to improve health and I am becoming aware of how choices I make can affect my health and wellbeing. HWB 1-38a
  • I am aware of my growing body and I am learning the correct names for its different parts and how they work. HWB 1-47b
  • I am learning what I can do to look after my body and who can help me. HWB 1-48a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To understand how to look after their body now and in the future.
  • To raise awareness of how tobacco can affect their body.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Describe the effects of smoking on the body. HWB 1-38a
  • Know and can complete independently some of the basic tasks required to look after my body eg brushing teeth. HWB 1-48a
  • Use the correct words for different parts of the body eg penis and vagina. HWB 1-47b This is a sensitive aspect of learning and parents/guardians will need to be informed of this before teaching it.

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Make a class display of children taking part in healthy activities – lead this into discussion on ways they keep can keep fit and healthy.
  • Discuss what ‘being healthy’ means – what it looks like, feels and sounds like. Children could try to illustrate their ideas. Select images from magazines of what they think ‘being healthy’ looks like and create a wall display – children could write captions explaining their choice of picture.
  • Using the resources from NHS Lanarkshire Library, split the children into groups to consider the changes that smoking makes to the body.Create a visual image showing which changes take place and how to avoid this happening.
  • heart - makes the heart pump faster.
  • lungs - tar causes breathing difficulties.
  • circulation - smoke decreases oxygen in the whole body.
  • skin - makes you look older.
  • mouth - stains teeth, causes bad breath.
  • Draw round a child. Create a wall display of how to look after different parts of the body eg, skin, brain, bones, teeth, heart, lungs – link to healthy eating – foods to eat/avoid, activities to avoid and the ones to encourage.
  • Collaborative learning - Mindmap/list different ways they can keep healthy – personal hygiene, teeth brushing routine, eating a good balance of different foods. Consider the effects of poor diet, lack of exercise, decaying teeth. Select one aspect and create a poster to persuade others about the benefits of looking after themselves and their bodies.
  • Develop different ways to help children complete healthy routines independently eg make up their own chart to help remember to brush their teeth in the morning and at night.
  • Interview an adult/older person and ask them how they keep healthy.
  • Co-operative learning - put children into same sex groups, ask them to consider what activities only girls or only boys can do. Have a class discussion about their results. Try to persuade other groups to think differently.
  • Consider that the only aspects of difference between a boy and a girl are the genitals. Name them using correct medical terms and give the children the context for using this language both in and out of school.
  • Pledge your support and help create a tobacco-free Scotland