Lesson Plans

Aims and Objectives

To assist class teachers in conducting the KS2 Science module 3A ‘Teeth and Eating’ or related classroom oral health activities.

Lesson 1 (Introduction)

This is conducted by the class teacher based on what was done last year in Unit 2A.

Lesson 2 – Types Of Food (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Experience choosing and sorting.

2) Gain confidence using the Eatwell Plate and in describing different foods and into which food group they belong.

3) Have taken part in an exercise that makes healthy eating easier to understand by showing the types and proportions of foods we need to have a balanced diet.

4) Appreciate that all animals including humans need to feed

Lesson 3 – Eating For Health (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Have had a chance to identify certain foods on the ball.

2) Have had an opportunity to attempt to identify which foods belong in each food group.

3) Have had an opportunity to state which nutrients are contained within each food.

4) Have encountered some foods which are ‘combination’ foods and which belong in more than one group. i.e. Pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese.

5) Have had previous food work revised in a fun and entertaining way.

Lesson 4 – What Animals Eat (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Children will have discussed that animals have different diets.

2) Children will have raised questions about different pets owned by members of the class.

3) Children will have been made aware that canned food is not the natural food of pet animals.

4) Children will have been prepared for the next session in which they will further discuss their own pets and what they eat.

Lesson 5 – Investigating What Pets Eat (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Have suggested the two most popular pets to investigate.

2) Investigated which foods these animals eat.

3) Experienced the of preparing tables and bar charts.

4) Discussed sample size. Was it large enough ?

5) Drawn conclusions from the results.

Lesson 6 – Looking At Teeth (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Have explored why it is important to look after their teeth.

2) Have been introduced to the four different types of teeth and their roles.

3) Have had the positions of the adult teeth demonstrated on the large model to better understand their role and position.

4) Have taken part in reflection about their own teeth and which of their milk teeth they have left.

Lesson 7 – Different Types of Teeth (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Experienced further the four different types of teeth and their roles in eating.

2) Experienced a tactile practical session which helps them visualise the mouth and its form and function.

3) Taken part in the sorting and assembling of the model.

4) Have taken part in reflection about their own teeth and which of their milk teeth they have left.

Lesson 8 – Losing Milk Teeth (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Have been shown by use of diagrams and examples why two sets of teeth are needed for growth.

2) Have had explained why adult teeth have to last.

3) Have had the opportunity to see with the aide of the presentation and suitable models how teeth can be lost through decay.

4) Discussed how to prevent the loss of adult teeth by taking preventative measures.

Lesson 9 – Healthy Teeth (pdf)

After watching the presentation and taking part in the activity children receiving the programme will : –

1) Have had explained that Healthy Teeth need Healthy Gums.

2) Have had explained  that Gum Disease can be a serious form of tooth loss.

3) Have had explained that toothbrushing is important in the control of plaque.

4) Reminded that sugary foods and drinks can harm their teeth.

5) Introduced to Acid Erosion. A new problem caused by acidic and fizzy drinks.

Lesson 10 – Review (pdf)

Class Teacher reviews whole programme. Revises work that has been done in the classroom and tests children on their knowledge.

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