Nursery 3 Health Habits Scheme of Work

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About Health Habits Scheme of Work for Nursery 3

The NAPPS Health Habits scheme of work for Nursery 3 is designed to introduce the essential health practices and awareness to young learners. It focuses on teaching the important habits that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Using interactive and engaging methods, children will learn about personal hygiene, healthy eating, exercise, and safety practices.

The NAPPS Health Habits scheme of work introduces children to the importance of exercise, cleanliness, and recycling. It also covers eating habits, good and bad toilet habits, need for sanitation and diseases in water and air.

By teaching and encouraging children to develop these health habits early, the NAPPS curriculum aims to build a foundation for lifelong healthy living. It encourages children to take responsibility for their health and well-being, while equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead happy and healthy lives.

Nursery 3 First Term Scheme of Work for Health Habits

   
SourceNational Association of Proprietors of Private Schools 
ClassNURSERY 3 
SubjectHEALTH HABITS 
TermFIRST TERM 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1EXERCISE

– Meaning of exercise
– Types of exercise
– Importance of exercises
i. The teacher explains the meaning of exercise and demonstrates some exercises for the pupils to see.

ii. The teacher lists some exercises pupils can practise e.g. jogging on a spot, twisting, stretching of arms and legs, bending, etc.

iii. The teacher encourages pupils to do some exercise as they are guided.

iv. The teacher discusses the importance of exercises with the pupils.
i. Pupils listen attentively and participate actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils engage in some exercises as they are advised and guided by the teacher.
Charts MP4 Player
2EXERCISE

– Where one can exercise
– Importance of exercise
i. The teacher identifies places where one can exercise: home, school playground, gym, etc.

ii. The teacher shows pictures of a gym to the pupils and lists the importance of exercise to the body and mind.
i. Pupils list the importance of exercise.Charts MP4 Player
3DISPOSAL OF REFUSE

– Safe or clean ways of disposing refuse.
– Unsafe or dirty ways of disposing refuse.
i. The teacher with the aid of charts, an mp4 player or any other teaching aid, explains the meanings of “disposal of refuse”.

ii. The teacher shows examples of refuse to the pupils such as biscuit and sweet wrapper, sachets of water, bottles, etc.

iii. The teacher demonstrates how to safely and neatly dispose refuse e.g. the use of dust bin.

iv. The teacher identifies unsafe ways of disposing refuse.
i. Pupils listen attentively and participate actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils demonstrate how to safely and neatly dispose refuse.

iii. Pupils identify bad ways of disposing waste.
Charts Dust bin Biscuit and sweet wrappers
4DISPOSAL OF WASTE

– Meaning of waste
– Types of waste: Solid waste (paper, carton, leaves, etc.) Liquid waste {urine, water from drainage, etc.).
i. The teacher explains that “waste” also refers to “refuse”.

ii. The teacher explains the meaning of waste-dung.

iii. The teacher explains the meaning of waste and the types of waste.

iv. The teacher guides pupils to know some sources of waste items.

v. The teacher encourages the pupils to participate in the class discussion.
i. Pupils listen attentively and participate actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils take down notes and they mention that refuse is the same as waste.

iii. Pupils list examples of waste under each type of waste.
MP4 Player Charts Posters Textbook
5DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL WASTE

– Burying
– Uses of animals
– Uses of animal waste
i. The teacher discusses lists animal waste: faeces, urine, dead animal, etc.

ii. The teacher guides pupils to identify burying as a proper way of disposing animal waste to prevent bad odour

iii. The teacher mentions the uses of animals and their waste
i. Pupils listen attentively and participate actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils mention the proper way of disposing animal waste.
MP4 Player Charts Textbook
6COMPOSTING OF WASTE

– Meaning of composting
– Benefits of composting
– Compost materials
i. The teacher with the aid of charts, an mp4 player or any other teaching aid, explains the meaning of composting.

ii. The teacher shows pictures to aid the pupils grasp and guides pupils to understand that composting is used to produce fertilizers or soil conditioners.

iii. The teacher lists examples of compost materials e.g. dead animals, urine, faeces, leaves, etc.
i. Pupils listen attentively and participate actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils define composting and list the materials for composting.

iii. Pupils understand and explain what “decay” means.
Leaves Dead rat
7RECYCLING

– Definition of recycling
– Examples of objects that can be recycled
i. The teacher explains the meaning of recycling to the pupils with the aid of pictures and any other relevant teaching aids.

ii. The teacher guides the pupils to identify examples of objects that can be recycled.
i. Pupils engage actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils define recycling and list examples of objects that can be recycled.
Bottles Paper Polythene bag Cellophane
8RECYCLING

– Methods of recycling
– Importance of recycling
i. The teacher displays posters or charts to discuss simple methods of recycling.

ii. The teacher guides the pupils to know the importance of recycling and how it helps people and our environment.
i. Pupils write the importance of recycling.Bottles Paper Polythene bag Cellophane
9CLEANLINESS

– Care of school uniform
i. The teacher explains the meaning of cleanliness to the pupils.

ii. With the aid of pictures in relevant teaching aids, the teacher shows how to care for school uniform.

iii. The teacher demonstrates how to care for one’s school uniform: washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, folding or hanging.

iv. The teacher encourages pupils to always look neat.
i. Pupils engage actively in the class discussion.

ii. Pupils demonstrate washing, rinsing, drying, ironing and folding or hanging of school uniform.

iii. Pupils demonstrate how to dress neatly and look tidy.
School uniform Detergent or soap Bucket and other cleaning items.
10BEDTIME (Sleep Time)

– Meaning of sleep
– Benefits of sleep
i. The teacher explains the meanings of sleep and bedtime to the pupils

ii. The teacher guides pupils to understand the usefulness of sleep and to identify the best times to observe bedtime as children or pupils.

iii. The teacher lists what pupils need to do before going to bed.
i. Pupils demonstrate how to sleep properly and identify the best time to go to bed.

ii. Pupils list the importance of sleeping well or enough.

iii. Pupils tell if it is important for pupils to oversleep.
Charts MP4 Player Charts Textbook
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

Nursery 3 Second Term Scheme of Work for Health Habits

   
TermSecond Term 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1REVISION   
2GOOD EATING HABITSi. Teacher discusses with the aid of pictures the simple good eating habits pupils must exhibit.

ii. Teacher mentions good eating habits: washing hands before eating, use of clean dishes and cutlery, eating with water served along with the food, putting only what one can chew easily at once into the mouth, washing hands after eating and other table manners.
i. Pupils list good eating habits.

ii. Pupils demonstrate good eating habits.

iii. Pupils discuss table manners under the teacher’s guidance.
Charts Posters Textbook Workbook
3BAD EATING HABITSi. The teacher discusses examples of bad eating habits pupils must avoid.

ii. The teacher list bad eating habits and guides the pupils to identify them and encourages them to avoid the habits.
i. Pupils identify the bad eating habits they must avoid.Charts Posters Textbook Workbook
4CARE OF THE BODY

– How to take care of the body
– Importance of taking care of the body
i. The teacher discusses how to take care of the body and engages the pupils in a class discussion.

ii. The teacher mentions ways of taking care if the body and encourages the pupils to participate actively.

iii. The teacher plays a video of how to take care of the body to aid pupils’ understanding.
Pupils identify and demonstrate ways of taking care of the body.

ii. Pupils participate in the class discussion.
Charts Posters MP4 Player
5CARE OF THE TEETHi. The teacher guides the pupils to identify teeth in their mouth and discusses the function of teeth: cutting, tearing, chewing, biting, etc.

ii. The teacher demonstrates ways of taking care of the teeth and leads them to recite “This is the way I wash my teeth…”.

iii. The teacher guides them to know it is best to wash the teeth twice a day; not once daily.
i. Pupils demonstrate how to care for their teeth as they recite and sing songs on care of the teeth.Picture of the human teeth Posters Textbook
6TOILET

– Types of Toilet: Traditional toilet: pit, latrine, dung-site, etc. Modern toilet: water system.
i. Teacher uses charts and posters to explain the meaning of toilet to the pupils and to identify the types of toilet.

ii. The teacher uses pictures to guide pupils to identify different toilet facilities including potty.
i. Pupils identify different kinds of toilet facilities; they describe them and engage in class discussion.Charts. Posters
7TOILET

– Septic Tank
– Soakaway
– Mobile Toilet
i. The teacher uses charts, posters and relevant pictures to guide pupils to identify a septic tank, soakaway and a mobile toilet.

ii. The teacher guides pupils to differentiate them and to know their uses
i. Pupils identify a septic tank, soakaway, and a mobile toilet; they mention the importance of these facilities.Charts. Posters
8MATERIALS FOR CLEANING TOILETS

– Materials used for cleaning toilets.
– Importance of cleaning the toilet.
i. With the aid of charts, posters and real objects like brush, scrub, detergent, bleach, disinfectant, etc. the teacher guides pupils to identify materials that are used for cleaning toilets.

ii. The teacher lists the importance of cleaning the toilets at home, school or office.
i. Pupils list the materials used for cleaning toilets.

ii. Pupils state the reason for cleaning toilets.
Charts Posters Brush, scrub, soap, bucket of water, etc.
9GOOD TOILET HABITSi. The teacher mentions and discusses the good toilet habits pupils need to exhibit e.g. cleaning toilet seat bowl with tissue before sitting on it, cleaning up with tissue or water immediately after using the toilet, flushing the toilet, washing hands with soap and water, closing the toilet door, etc.

ii. The teacher guides pupils to use the toilet without any kind of assistance.
i. Pupils mention good toilet habits.

ii. Pupils demonstrate good toilet habits.

iii. Pupils demonstrate how to use the toilet without help or assistance from anyone.
Charts Posters Clean toilet
10BAD TOILET HABITSi. The teacher guides pupils to identify bad habits in the toilet which pupils must avoid.

ii. The teacher lists bad toilet habits: not flushing, not cleaning up, using paper to clean up, not washing hands after using the toilet, eating in the toilet or drinking water from the toilet reservoir or closet.
i. Pupils list bad toilet habits they must avoid.

ii. Pupils participate actively in the class discussion.
Charts Posters Textbook
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

Nursery 3 Third Term Scheme of Work for Health Habits

   
TermThird Term 
WeekTopicTeachers ActivitiesPupil ActivitiesLearning Resources
1REVISION   
2SANITATION

– Meaning of sanitation
– Importance of sanitation
i. The teacher guides pupils to understand the meaning of sanitation using charts, posters and an mp4 player.

ii. The teacher lists the importance of sanitation to people living in an environment and the environment itself.
i. Pupils define sanitation.

ii. Pupils demonstrate ways of sanitising the environment and the importance of doing so.
Broom Dust pan Dustbin Charts
3SANITATION

– Places that need to be sanitised.
i. With the aid of charts, posters and an mp4 player, the teacher displays pictures of places that need to be sanitised.

ii. The teacher demonstrates simple ways of sanitising the environment and guides the pupils to sanitise the classroom and around the classroom.
i. Pupils list places that need to be sanitised.

ii. Pupils demonstrate sanitisation by sanitising the classroom and the surroundings.
Broom Dust pan Dustbin Mp4 player
4HOT WEATHER

– How to care for oneself during hot weather: what to eat and drink, what to wear, where to go, etc.
i. The teacher explains the meaning of weather.

ii. The teacher uses charts and pictures to show students how to take of themselves when the weather is hot e.g. wearing light clothes, staying and sleeping in cool and airy room, having cold bath, etc.
i. Pupils demonstrate how to take care of themselves during hot weatherLight clothing Charts Posters
5COLD WEATHER

– How to care for oneself during cold weather: what to eat and drink, what to wear, where to go, etc.
i. The teacher reminds the pupils what weather means.

ii. The teacher guides pupils to understand what cold weather means and to differentiate it from hot weather.

iii. The teacher lists ways of taking care of oneself during cold weather.
i. Pupils identify what to wear, what to eat or drink, where to stay or sleep, etc. during cold weather

ii. Pupils mention the consequences of not taking care of oneself properly during cold weather.
Charts Posters Sweater, cardigan, etc.
6HAND WASHING

– Benefits of washing our hands regularly.
i. The teacher demonstrates how to wash hands with soap and running water, with a clean towel.

ii. The teacher lists the benefits of washing our hands regularly.
i. Pupils identify the materials needed to wash their hands cleanly.

ii. Pupils demonstrate hand washing.
Running water Soap Towel
7DISEASE AND SICKNESS

– Meaning of disease.
– Examples of diseases: skin rashes, cholera, dysentery, malaria, guinea worm, measles, etc.
i. The teacher defines the meaning of disease to the pupils and explains the concept of diseases and sickness to the pupils.

ii. Using charts and video clips, the teacher shows pictures of people having different diseases and the teacher guides the pupils to identify different diseases.

iii. The teacher tells pupils the causes of some diseases and sicknesses e.g. malaria is caused by mosquito bite.
i. Pupils define disease and list different examples of diseases.

ii. Pupils discuss the nature of some common diseases such as measles, malaria, etc.
Charts Posters Mp4 player
8WATER-BORNE DISEASESi. The teacher explains the meaning of water-borne diseases as diseases that are contracted and spread through water.

ii. The teacher states examples of water-borne diseases: cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, etc.
i. Pupils tell the meaning of “water-borne disease.”

ii. Pupils list examples of water-borne diseases.
Charts Posters Mp4 player
9AIR-BORNE DISEASESi. The teacher explains the meaning of air-borne diseases as diseases that are contracted and spread through air.

ii. The teacher states examples of air-borne diseases: cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, etc.
i. Pupils tell the meaning of “air-borne disease.”

ii. Pupils list examples of air-borne diseases.
Charts Posters Mp4 player
10PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DISEASESi. The teacher guides pupils to understand that diseases can be prevented and treated.

ii. The teacher discusses ways of preventing diseases such as: drinking clean water, washing hands regularly, maintaining good personal hygiene, etc.

iii. The teacher guides pupils to identify ways of treating diseases: going to see a doctor, taking prescribed drugs and injections, taking herbs, etc.
i. Pupils identify ways of preventing diseases; protecting themselves against diseases.

ii. Pupils mention ways of curing diseases.
Charts Posters Mp4 player
11REVISION   
12EXAMINATION   

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