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Staying healthy

At HETTY, we promote healthy eating, good oral hygiene, fitness and exercise. This is done by various fun activities, from weekly structured P.E. lessons, fun science experiments, and talking about healthy foods.

The children are constantly learning about what good oral health means – the importance of brushing their teeth twice a day (with fluoride toothpaste), visiting the dentist regularly and eating a healthy diet. They are learning that healthy teeth can help them to enjoy their food, have beautiful smiles and pronounce words correctly. The children are developing their understanding of oral health and the skills necessary to brush their teeth through a series of engaging and play-based activities appropriate for their age and stage of development. Engaging in stories, singing rhymes, taking part in imaginative role-play, counting and comparing teeth, doing scientific experiments to test which drinks are the best for our teeth, and much more.

We encourage all children to eat and try a variety of fruit and vegetables through our snack times where we offer at least five different types of fresh fruit, salads or vegetables. We promote sociable eating times and incorporate healthy eating into our curriculum. Our baking sessions give the children an opportunity to explore and taste healthy foods.

We are proud of our relationship with Hoole C of E Primary School which means we are able to use their facilities, including the sports hall where we aim to have weekly P.E. sessions. We often go on bear hunts around the main school and the forest school. In addition to this, we have our own outdoor area which is continuously open, all weathers, during free play time, to encourage children’s physical development.

We have attached some useful links to support you and the children below. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with parents and we always have our door open to you. If you require any further information or support regarding your child’s health, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Change 4 life. Brushing twice is nice.

Hey Duggee and Joe Wicks workout.

Workout with Spider Man

BBC CBeebies My First Dentist

“Brush Your Teeth” song

Below are a few photos of what we have been doing to stay healthy. Please look at our ‘pictures and videos’ page for more photos.