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Vale View Primary School

Vale ViewPrimary School

Term 1

Our topic this term is entitled 'Healthy Living'

What does it mean to be healthy and is it really that important? In this topic we learn all about health finding out all the ways we can look after our bodies; from brushing our teeth like a dentist, to interviewing a real life nurse and even becoming a MasterChef and preparing a healthy meal for our families. We will consider a whole body approach to healthy living. But has being healthy always been this easy? Florence Nightingale and Mary-Jane Seacole might disagree, as we travel back in time and think about what hospitals and health looked like before the rise of the modern day nursing heroes. As spectacular Scientists we find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival and look at the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene. As hard-working Historians we will compare the lives of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale and think about how they have contributed to society and exploring the idea of legacy. In DT, children will explore cooking and nutrition, designing their own healthy meal and beginning to consider where food comes from and the impact of this.  


Our topic this term is healthy living and we had a spa afternoon for our learning lift off.

We had a foot spa and cucumber for our eyes whilst listening to relaxing music. We also enjoyed a healthy fruit bar and smoothies. We massaged hand cream into our hands and massaged our friends shoulders. We had a lovely relaxing afternoon.


We are learning how to use place value using manipulatives to represent numbers. Have a look at some of our learning.


In PSHE we have been thinking about how to keep our teeth healthy. We put 3 raw eggs into coke, sugar free blackcurrant juice and vinegar. The eggs shell is like the enamel on our teeth. We left them for 3 days and looked at what happened to them. The egg in coke went black! The egg in vinegar lost its shell and went soft and bouncy and the egg in blackcurrant juice went furry and horrible! We tried to brush the egg in blackcurrant juice using a toothbrush and toothpaste. We had to brush really hard to get rid of the furry parts and then the egg broke because it had gone very soft!

We talked about what would happen to our teeth if we didn’t brush our teeth correctly.


We have also thought about different types of food groups and sorted food accordingly.