During Key Stage Two (ages 7-11), pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities.

They become more mature, independent and self-confident and learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. They learn how to make more informed choices about their health and environment.

Messages about nutrition, along with more complex science are part of Key Stage Two learning for children.

Children aged 7-11 should know:

  • About the functions and care of teeth.
  • About the need for food for activity and growth, and about the importance of an adequate and varied diet for health.
  • What makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, what affects mental health, and how to make informed choices.

These resources explain what is inside your mouth, comparing your mouth to an adult’s mouth and other animals and explaining why your teeth and mouths are designed to meet specific human needs.


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