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Animals, including Humans

 

This term in science we have been learning about ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS - focusing on the digestive system and teeth.  We want the children to know:

  • the names and the functions of the main parts of the digestive system;
  • how to construct and interpret food chains;
  • the differences between producers, predators and prey and know where they sit in food chains;
  • the names of different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.

Teeth - 

We had a wonderful time learning about keeping our teeth clean and healthy.  We used plaque disclosing tablets to show how well we have been cleaning our teeth. A plaque disclosing tablet helps to identify areas of a child’s teeth that they’ve missed after completing their oral care routine. They contain a harmless dye that reacts with the plaque that may remain on areas of the teeth after cleaning. When a child sees the dyed areas, they can easily identify trouble spots to focus their brushing efforts. We used these as a tool to help the children learn where they are missing and show them how to improve their brushing skills long term.

The Digestive System-

 

As part of our digestive system learning we did a practical lesson.  Take a look at our pictures of our homemade digestive system models.

 

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