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St Martin's School

St Martin'sSchool

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.  


Learning Lift Off Term 1 – Healthy Living

To launch our first topic we tasted lots of different fruits. We tried bananas, apples, pears, grapes, mango, watermelon, tomatoes, kiwi, blackberries, plums, peaches, oranges and some tropical juice. Some tasted very sweet, some were soft and some were crunchy. We know that eating all these delicious foods is good for our bodies.

today we were exploring how different exercises affect our body. We tried 5 different activities and found that some made our hearts beat faster whilst others made our muscles stretch.