Curriculum for Excellence
HWB 0-33a - I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in my everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth.
HWB 1-33a - I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in my everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth.
Learning intentions / Success criteria
- We are learning to talk about the importance of washing hands correctly.
- We are learning when and why to wash our hands.
- I can explain and show steps to washing my hands.
- I can explain why it is important to wash my hands.
- Teacher's notes on food safety
- Happy Hands worksheet (outlines the 8 steps of hand washing)
- iPad/video camera
- Paper/pens to draw around pupils' hands to plot on class timetable and design posters
- P1, P2 – teach about the topic as pupils are at an age when they can still learn this and may not have much experience of hand washing
- P3 and above – should have already learned this topic and it is more about reinforcing and consolidation
- Hand washing is closely linked to cross contamination so this lesson could be combined with another lesson looking at cross contamination e.g Germ Outbreak
- Chalk on children’s hands (different colours representing different bacteria).
- Children play for 5 minutes everyone gathers back together or ask children to talk about something they have touched today e.g. door handle/toilet flusher etc.
Discussion of results of warm up:
- Pupils to point out areas covered in chalk and using 'I see, I think, I wonder' exercise - discuss in detail
- Pupils use 'I see, I think, I wonder' exercise to discuss the things they have touched today
The FSS 8 steps:
- Explain each step.
- Pupils wash hands using 8 steps to clean off chalk/paint/glitter.
- Discuss areas that can easily be missed.
- Pupils to make a song and dance to the 8 steps.
- Sing song or dance while washing hands using the 8 steps.
Create a poster
Pupils design posters to promote hand washing for the school and classroom.
Maths – counting the 8 steps
Literacy – listening and talking
Literacy / functional writing – writing / reading 8 steps
Expressive arts – song, dance
Art – designing poster
SAY – I can explain and show steps to washing my hands
SAY – I can explain why it is important to wash my hands
Consider CfE Benchmarks, for example:
- Explains the importance of daily hygiene routines, for example, hand wqashing, teeth brushing and body cleaniness.
Use visuals of germs.
- Interactive 8 steps, pupils have to fill in captions for each step.
- Teach younger years the 8 steps.
- Record a video for a TV ad teaching the correct way to wash hands for younger years – played in assembly/FSS competition/school website.
- Homework: Tally chart to record how many times a day pupils wash their hands, can also include parents and family.