Handwashing and Hygiene

 

Parents:

It is incredibly important that we all follow the government guidelines for washing hands and hygiene at the moment. Please talk to your children about the importance of this and follow the expectations below. We have put together a number of resources and videos to help you in explaining this to your children. When we do return to school we will be reinforcing this with the children, but please prepare them by following these videos and by practising washing hands in the meantime.

 

 

 

Washing Hands

We should all be washing our hands more often, especially:

  • when we get to work or arrive home
  • after we blow our nose, cough or sneeze
  • before we eat or handle food
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You should wash your hands for 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitiser.

You should also cough or sneeze into tissues before binning them.

 

 

Resources

 

Government link to support the teaching of handwashing

Latest government advice on handwashing- https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU

 

Government suggested resources for children:

 https://e-bug.eu/homepage.html?level=junior

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

 

Newsround- How to wash your hands- 5th May

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51698180

 

https://kiddiwash.com/4297-kids-bored-teach-them-all-about-handwashing-with-these-free-early-years-worksheets/

 

Pepper experiment- This experiment is an excellent way to explain to children the importance of using anti-bacterial hand gel when washing hands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KirHm_sYfI

https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/15/teacher-uses-pepper-teach-kids-importance-washing-hands-12400033/

 

Handwashing songs for children:

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-top-5-handwashing-songs-children

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-hand-washing-songs-kids-190000954.html

 

Baby Shark hand washing video helps teach children how to do it ...

For little ones- watch this Baby Shark video to help with washing hands!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L89nN03pBzI&vl=en

 

Handwashing tips- younger children- TES

https://www.tes.com/news/coronavirus-5-handwashing-tips-younger-children

 

https://www.nanogirllive.co.nz/coronavirus-soap-experiment- a helpful website for parents

http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources

 

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