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Health and Hygiene

Feb 9, 2024


Health & Hygiene










Getting your child into a good healthy lifestyle and hygienic routines at this age, will help them in all the years to come. They are able to understand why we do the things we do… Washing up and washing hands helps with keeping those nasty germs away that make us sick. Healthy living is that much easier to explain when the Crew just love to hear about everything that will help their muscles grow!! I can feel how the muscles have grown on the kids who have finished all their food (wink wink). This helps with empty bowls and a well-nourished body. Picking up toys is also a great way to build muscles!  

We have done a few little practical activities to best teach this theme. We took a spray bottle and showed the Crew, when they don’t cover their mouth and nose while sneezing, how much and far they spray goes. But of course all the Crew then just wanted to be sprayed. LOL.  

As part of Music and Movement this week, we sang a cute Hand Washing song, and how to correctly wash hands. Rubbing them together, in between the fingers, on top of your hands, squishing hands together and don’t forgets your wrists.  

We managed to squeeze in an experiment too. Teacher Tegan put pepper into some milk. We went around to show the Crew how soap takes germs off your hands. When we put a spoon dipped in soap into the bowl of milk and pepper. The pepper will immediately move from the pepper. The Crew were ‘wow’ed’ seeing how the pepper moved away.   

In Mind Ninja this week. We discussed being angry. It’s always ok to have these big emotions. We can use tools and activities to help us process and channel them in the right way. I must say it was hard for the Crew to find things that made them angry. We really have a bunch of sweethearts and even tempered Crew this year. So when we are all ‘angry’, we stamped our feet a little and held our fists tight. So we held out our hand and started to breathe counting our fingers as we took deep breathes. We also made a little calm down breathing toy using a toilet roll and streamers. This they can use to breathe through when they are angry! 

This week was the first time we explored with paint. I was amazed at the beautiful paintings the Crew did. You are going to be proud with this stunner of an art piece! Treasure it! 

FunFit Sports this week focused on balancing and throwing. Each child had a turn to navigate through the balancing bean course set up holding out their hands to the side to keep balance. Then boys vs girls, got 1 minute each to throw as many balls as they could into an 80cm bucket. This was great for hand eye coordination and being able to judge ok, a little higher, a little softer. Our Crew were amazing and some of our girls have really good throwing arms!  

Helpful tips: Consequences 

At this age implementing ‘consequences for actions’ is a great new way for children to understand and think about their actions before acting. Explaining the natural consequences to a child helps them make a better decision or to think twice about the actions they are about to take. Consequences both positive and negative apply here – good behaviour receives rewards and bad behaviour receives negative consequences eg. No TV or not getting to see that friend they wanted to visit over the weekend. Etc. 

We will be implementing consequences into the classroom to help the Crew understand their actions better. Let’s bring up children that CHOOSE to make the right decisions! 

Next week’s theme: Emotions, Valentines Day 



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 Clarissa, Teacher Tegan and the Curious Crew Assistants

Our Strong and Healthy Crew!

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