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Health and Hygiene

Feb 9, 2024


Health & Hygiene










“Brush, brush, brush your teeth, get them very clean. Brush them left brush them right, plaque is very mean! 

Wash, wash, wash your hands, get them very clean. Do the scrub, do the scrub, germs are very mean!” 

What a fun and interactive week we have had! Learning about hygiene is quite a big thing for these little people, what with fingers in noses and mouths, coughing without covering the mouth and touching everything and everyone possible! Hehe! 

We reinforced washing hands after playing outside and before meals, how to wash them properly and make sure all the germs are gone. 

We discussed the different ways we clean our bodies, in the bath or shower, some people use bars of soap while others use liquid soap. Washing our hair and all over our body! 

The best part of this week were our 2 practical activities to teach health and hygiene.  

Our first one was “how germs spread”. Teacher Gemma used green glitter on her hands, and made a big (and fake) sneeze, but forgot to cover her mouth! This made all of her “germs” fly everywhere! We then spoke about how we need to cover our mouths and noses when we sneeze or cough, otherwise our germs will fly away. We also learned that germs stick to our hands, and get passed on to everything that we touch, and the only way to get rid of them, is to wash our hands. 

Our second practical activity was the Bugs getting to brush their teeth after lunch at school. We were so impressed to see how well our Bugs know how to brush and rinse, making sure to get every inch of their mouths minty-fresh! 

For art this week, we made the most beautiful abstract hygiene paintings using a comb, earbuds, a sponge, soapy paint and a toothbrush. The Bugs had so much fun using these everyday items in such a unique way! 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

See you all next week! 

Next Week’s Theme: Valentines Day and Emotions 


Have a wonderful weekend!


 Dates to Diarise:

9 Feb: Bonfire Picnic

12 Feb: CC Term Meeting

14 Feb: Valentine’s Disco (during school)

15 Feb: Haircut Day

20 Feb: Fire Drill

21 Feb: HH Term Meeting

22 Feb: Mid-Term Break Up Day

23 – 26 Feb: Mid Term Break & Camping Weekend

27 Feb: Back to School


Lots of love

Teacher Gemma and the Busy Bugs Assistants

Our Strong and Healthy Bugs!

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