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How do I know that eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is good for me?

In this learning challenge we will investigate questions like ‘What foods do we need to feed our bones and muscles? Which foods give us energy? Which foods are good for us and which foods, eaten in excess, are bad for us? What happens to our bodies and bones when we eat too much of the wrong food? What are the effects of eating too little on our bodies? How can food affect our moods? And finally, is there anything else we can do to keep us healthy?’


In English we will read together the book ‘There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom’. This is a story about a boy called Bradley who always picks fights with girls and is regarded by his teacher as having serious behavioural problems. His counsellor Carla believes that he can change if only he believes in himself. We will use this book to inspire us to write an engaging and well-structured story about believing the best in others. We will also read a range of non-fiction books and texts to find information about the importance of having a healthy diet. We will also look at how texts about the same topic contain similar information, which is presented in different ways. We will learn how to read for information through scanning text and through skim reading. Once we have decided on the information needed, we will learn how to organise and write it up as report.


In Maths we will undertake a school survey about healthy eating.  We will identify what information we will need and the questions we will need to ask. We will then explore different mathematical ideas of processing, representing and explaining our findings using tables, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.  In Computing we will use software to help us draw these tables, graphs and charts in the most appropriate way and present this as a digital presentation.


Through Science we will look at the importance of nutrition on our body’s growth and general health.  We will learn how to recognise and describe the changes in humans as they develop from birth to old age. We will also consider the importance of exercise for maintaining good health and will learn how to monitor our heart rate in response to exercise.


In Art we will look at the works of famous artists, like Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol, on the subject of healthy eating and will learn how to use a range of food as a starting point in developing our drawing and painting skills. While in Music we will listen with attention and detail to pieces of music related to food and will learn how to use our voices with accuracy and expression in performing songs.


In Geography, we will learn how to use atlases and maps to look at the regional location the UK’s Farming and/or Fishing Industry. We will investigate the human and physical features which affect one of these industries. While in History we will look at the Irish Potato Famine and its impact as a significant turning point in British history.


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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

90 Oakhill Road

SW15 2QD


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