Living and Learning – Health and Prevention

Monday 21 March 2022

For the last two weeks, Year 4 have been learning about the importance of personal hygiene including handwashing and sleep.

The children have been talking and mostly (due to COVID) have been recapping what they already know about the importance of personal hygiene. Keeping ourselves clean means that we keep ourselves healthy and in turn help others around us too. This is has worked well in conjunction with our science topic which is all about micro-organisms. The children were able to identify and classify bacteria, viruses and fungi as well as talk about how some are good for us and some are dangerous. These are things that cannot be seen by the naked eye and therefore, highlighted the importance of handwashing!

Secondly, the importance of sleep was interesting because now the children are getting older, they forget just how important sleep is. Children should get around 10-12 hours sleep a night. This sounds like a lot but makes such a difference to how they feel during the day. Year 4 worked together to create their own night time routines to ensure that they get the most sleep possible! I have personally noticed a difference in the class when they have gotten more sleep so fingers crossed this continues!