Open wide – let’s look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. This half term, we’ll visit a dentist and ask lots of questions. We’ll find out about different dental procedures and learn new scientific vocabulary. At school, we’ll use this information to write toothy fact files. There will be lots of investigating as we learn about our different teeth, how to brush them and how sugary drinks affect them. We’ll examine the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth. We’ll write a story describing the journey a piece of food takes through the digestive system. In science, we’ll learn about the organs involved in digestion and make our own wearable digestive systems in D&T. We’ll learn about digestion in different animals and handle a range of digestive organs. At the end of the ILP, we’ll write persuasive texts to convince people to eat healthily and share these with you. We’ll use what we’ve learned to play a scientific game and create healthy snack packs for our friends. We’ll also write to our digestive systems, promising to keep them healthy
Your Teeth – KidsHealth
A useful resource, especially for developing readers, as children can listen to the information as the words are highlighted in the text.
Making recipes healthier
A wide selection of recipes, including sweet and savoury options.
The Digestive System
The Digestive System – YouTube
Using special footage and x-ray images, this five-minute clip shows a high definition view of how food travels through the digestive system. Not for the squeamish! Please note – some of the images are quite graphic.
Digestive systems of animals
Animal digestive systems
Animal Smart Child-friendly information about different animals’ digestive systems, including a rhinoceros, giraffe and flamingo.
Are Your Bowels Moving? – KidsHealth
An information text supported by audio reading, including information about normal bowel movements and how to keep the digestive system moving.
Wind and burps