Oral Health Resource Pack for Key Stage 2 (KS2)
Schools provide an important setting for promoting health, health promoting messages can be reinforced throughout the most influential stages of children’s lives, enabling them to develop lifelong sustainable attitudes and skills. The health and well being of school staff, families and community members can also be enhanced by programmes based in schools.
The oral health improvement team have developed an oral health resource aimed at Key Stage 2 and produced to support you to deliver the science topic ‘Teeth and Eating’. This resource is based on QCA guidelines for this topic and will facilitate learning for this part of the national curriculum.
This pack has been divided into 4 sections. Each section has a fact sheet, PowerPoint presentation, visual aids, photocopiable worksheets and sections of an interactive CD Rom.
The worksheets may assist teachers in checking the children’s progress against national curriculum guidance for English, Maths and Science.
The four sections are:
- The living tooth
- Diet and tooth decay
- Gums and toothbrushing
Each section can be used to deliver the planned learning activity as it stands or used to supply the teaching staff with ideas and information about the different dental health topics. However it must be stressed that the main prevention messages must be scientifically correct and evidence based when imparted.
The PowerPoint presentations are available here and you are welcome to use them, if you would like the resource box loaned to school for up to 4 weeks with models and toothbrushes for pupils etc please contact the team.