Global Learning London

Health – Curriculum Planning

Curriculum planning


Literacy, Language and Communication
Pupils select and read non-fiction texts on health and medicine and present their learning in various oral and written forms, using the appropriate register to communicate, e.g. persuasive texts to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables or to exercise more, or role-play e.g. calling the GP, responding in an emergency situation and simple first aid;

Analyse advertisements/ images/ media stories from multiple perspectives e.g. adverts for unhealthy foods, NGO campaigns about health and vaccinations.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Pupils learn about the lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national and international achievements in health, e.g. Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale or Edith Cavell;

They learn about significant global health issues in the past and presence, e.g. The Plague, and research local history to see how it affected their community;

Through a study of civilisations and people, they consider access to health and medicine now and in the past, e.g. the Mayan civilisation’s health and medicine, or current access to healthcare in an area of South America.

Within PE lessons and as part of science work, pupils learn about the importance of leading a healthy, active life;

Pupils understand that proper nutrition impacts on health and the ability to perform well in sport.

Pupils design, make and cook healthy and nutritious foods from recipes and for a variety of occasions, with a range of produce, ie locally grown or vegetarian recipes, and demonstrate their creativity through creating own menus for real or imagined events;

Pupils develop their creativity through roleplay areas in school, eg health clinic or hospital, café or sports club.

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education
Pupils learn about maintaining healthy lifestyles, in terms of physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing;

They learn about managing risk and change, keeping safe and identifying different influences on health and wellbeing;

They learn that not everyone has their needs met in relation to health, and learn about organisations that want to improve this.

Mathematical, Scientific and Technical
Pupils learn about keeping healthy in science, including the importance of hygiene, dental health and how vaccinations prevent serious illnesses; they learn that access to this is not
equal across the world;

Pupils learn about the importance of the relationship between diet and exercise and a healthy lifestyle to maintain health; including learning about the principles of nutrition and healthy eating;

Through using global health statistics e.g. they compare and contrast global health statistics.