PSHE quiz illustration | Water
It's important that we drink water to keep our bodies hydrated.

Water - Age 5-7

Water is one of the topics covered in KS1 PSHE lessons. Children are taught the sources of water, how they can be used, and the importance of hydration and drinking enough water on a daily basis.

The main ingredient in our bodies is water. Our planet, Earth, despite its name is mostly water - at least on its surface. Vegetables contain lots of water too - a cucumber is 96% water!

It's a good thing that water is abundant. It plays an important role in keeping us healthy and we must make sure that we drink enough water every day to help us grow big and strong. So, do you know where water comes from and how we should use it? Find out by playing this quiz.

How much water should you drink every day?
1-2 glasses
3-5 glasses
6-8 glasses
10-12 glasses
You should be drinking between 6 and 8 glasses of water everyday with between 125-150ml of water in each glass for smaller children and 250ml-300ml for older children and adults
What should you use rainwater for?
Having a bath
Watering the plants
Cleaning your teeth
Rainwater is best used to water our plants. You can even collect it when it rains and use it in the garden on dry days. It is not advised to drink rainwater
What should you use bottled water for?
Having a bath
Watering the plants
Cleaning your teeth
Most people buy bottled water to drink throughout the day as it is a healthy choice. Bottled water has been filtered so we know that it is clean and safe to put in our bodies
Which one of these does water NOT help with?
Helping you to breathe easily
Making your skin look nice
Getting rid of excess waste from the body
Concentrating in class
Water has many uses in the body including helping us to concentrate, helping to digest our food and remove the waste and it keeps our skin looking nice and fresh. Although it has a lot of uses, water does not help us to breathe
How often should you have a drink of water?
Once a year
Once a month
Once a week
Every day
It is important that you drink water every single day to help it do all the jobs it needs to in order to keep you healthy and hydrated
Where should you get water from if you want to have a wash or clean your teeth?
The garden
The shop
The toilet
The tap
You can use tap water to clean your teeth and have a wash
When should you drink extra water?
Before you go to bed
After exercising
When you wake up in the middle of the night
After a maths test
When you exercise, your body sweats and this removes some of the water you need. It is important that you drink some extra water afterwards to replace what has been lost
What happens if you do not drink enough water?
You might feel tired and get a headache
You might get earache
Your fingers and toes might hurt
You might feel full of energy
When your body does not have enough water, it can start to feel tired and you might even get a headache. This is your body’s way of asking for a drink and telling you that it is feeling dehydrated
Which one of these is NOT true?
Water comes from books
Water comes in bottles
Water comes from the tap
Water comes from the sky
We can get water from many sources including the rain, the tap and in bottles but we do not get water from books
If you do not like the taste of water, how can you change it but still keep it healthy?
Mix it with milk
Mix it with coffee
Mix it with sugar-free cordial
Mix it with fizzy pop
If you do not like the taste of water, you can mix it with some sugar-free cordial. This will change the taste but still help you get your recommended amount of water
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Water

Author:  Terri Brown

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