Science – Healthy Humans investigated in Year 2

Year 2 kick-started the Spring Term with a Science Day where we explored what it means to be a ‘Healthy Human’.

The children focused on 4 key elements; exercise, a balanced diet, hygiene and teeth.

As part of this day we investigated which physical activities raised the heart rate, making the heart stronger, and discussed how exercise helps mental health as well as physical health.  We sorted food and drink into healthy and unhealthy categories,  listed ways we can keep clean and healthy and practised good hand-washing.  Finally we investigated whether older children have more teeth.  We counted our teeth and observed how many teeth we had standing in age order.  We finished the day looking at good oral hygiene and the importance of cleaning our teeth carefully twice a day.

Enjoy some photos from the day.