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Hygiene - Age 5-7

Hygeine is a topic covered in the Health section of PSHE. KS1 children in years 1 and 2 are taught the importance of personal hygeine and how it benefits the health of us and of others.

Hygeine means keeping yourself clean. This is very important as it helps us to stay healthy and stops us from spreading germs to other people. I'm sure you know already, but this quiz will remind you how to stay clean and healthy. If you don't keep yourself clean, you will soon begin to smell (and not a pleasant smell). Then you might find people won't want to come near you and you'll have no friends. Staying clean is good for your social life, as well as for your health.

So how much you know about hygeine. Can you get all ten questions right first time? Good luck!

What do we use to clean our teeth?
A toothbrush and toothpaste
Washing-up liquid
Soap and water
A hairbrush and shampoo
We should clean our teeth with our own toothbrush and a pea-size blob of toothpaste to remove food and sugar, prevent decay and keep our teeth strong and healthy
Where should you put a tissue after you have blown your nose on it?
In your pocket
Drop it on the floor
In the bin
Give it to a friend to use
You should always put dirty tissues in the bin to prevent people catching your cold
What should you use to wash your face?
Soap and water
Shampoo and conditioner
You should wash your face every morning and night with soap and water. This will keep it clean and remove any germs. You can also wash it more if you get it dirty in the day
How often should we change our socks?
When we get a new pair
Once a week
When they get dirty
Every day
We should take our socks off at the end of the day and put on a clean pair of socks every morning. This will prevent our feet from catching infections and getting smelly from the build-up of sweat
What should you do after you have used the toilet?
Blow your nose
Get changed
Wash your hands
Go out and play
It is important to wash your hands with soap after you have been to the toilet as this will remove dirt and germs
Who can check that our teeth are clean and healthy?
A policeman
A doctor
A dentist
A teacher
The dentist will check our teeth for us every 6 months to make sure that they are clean and strong
What does the word hygiene mean?
It is an animal in a zoo
It is how we stay clean to prevent illness
It is a feeling
It is a way to cook potatoes
Hygiene is a word given to describe the things we do to keep our bodies clean and stop us from spreading germs. Having good hygiene keeps us healthy and makes us feel good
How many times a day should we clean our teeth?
7 times
10 times
We should clean our teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Sometimes if you have had a very sugary snack, you might want to clean them again
What should you do if you get mud in your hair?
Cut it out
Put a hat on
Leave it
Wash it out
If you get mud or dirt in your hair when playing, you should wash it out the same day. This will help to keep you healthy and wash away any germs that might be in the dirt
Where should we put our hands when we cough?
On our head
Over our mouth
In the air
In our pockets
You should cover your mouth with your hands when you cough. This stops the germs from spreading from one person to another. Once you have finished coughing, you should wash your hands a soon as you can
Author:  Finola Waller

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