Age 5-7 years: Core Lesson Plan

Learning outcome

  • I know what a flu vaccination is.

Success criteria

  • I can say what a germ is and how germs make me feel.
  • I can show that I understand how germs
    are spread.
  • I can show that I understand how we can stop the spread of germs.
  • I understand what a flu vaccination is.

Resources required

  • A3 sheets with outline of human body.
  • Felt tips or pencils for each child.
  • Outline of human body projected on IWB, flipchart or large piece of paper for class teacher.
  • Images of bacteria and viruses.

Optional

  • Puppet

Learning outcome

  • I know what bacteria and viruses are.

Success criteria

  • I can explain what bacteria and viruses (germs) are.
  • I can show that I understand how they can get into someone’s body.
  • I can explain how our bodies get rid of them when they do get in.

Resources required

  • Blank A4 sheet for each child.
  • Ordinary pencil or colour pencil for each child.
  • Outline of human body projected on IWB, flipchart or large piece of paper for class teacher.

Learning outcome

  • I understand how people look and feel when they’re not so well and who looks after them.

Success criteria

  • I can explain what it’s like to be unwell / poorly.
  • I can explain who helps me when I’m unwell / poorly and what they do to look after me.

Resources required

  • A puppet or toy
  • Pupil Worksheet 2

Optional

  • Very basic props e.g. a stethoscope, a doctor or nurse apron, a scarf, a hat, hi-vis jacket.

Learning outcome

  • I understand how I can stop myself and other people from catching germs and that vaccinations can stop people getting flu.

Success criteria

  • I can explain how germs can be spread and how to stop them being spread.
  • I understand how I can help to stop myself from being unwell / poorly.
  • I can explain how and why a flu vaccination is given.

Resources required

  • Images of bacteria and viruses on IWB, or on paper – Pupil Information Sheet 1
  • Plain, unbranded packaging for medicines

Optional

  • Large cards with the words bacteria and virus.
  • Puppet / toy used in Lesson 2.