Friday morning‟s Medium term Lesson Plan Reception & Y1
WORK (working to keep our body healthy)
1. We will recap the story of creation as recorded in Genesis chapters
1&2. The children will learn that the pinnacle of creation was
mankind, Adam and Eve. They will learn what jobs God gave them to do
in the Garden of Eden.
2. The children will be taught that after „The fall‟ the work of Adam and
Eve changed as a result of their sin. Everything changed and work
became hard and burdensome.
3. They will be taught what the bible teaches about work by referring to
Philippians 2:14 “Do all things without grumbling and complaining.” Col.3:23
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” 1 Cor.
10:31 “… whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of
4. The children will be taught that just as our physical bodies need
looking after so too does our spiritual bodies. That a child of God has
the Holy Spirit living in them.
Week Learning Teaching & Learning Resource
Objectives Opportunities & Activities Implications
1 To realise that Brain storm to see what the Children‟s
God did not children have remembered about bibles
sleep on day 7 creation. CD of creation
but He rested Focus in on the creation of Mankind. songs
from the work Use the bible to teach what jobs Laminated Key
of creating Adam and Eve were asked to do in words on the
To understand the Garden of Eden. work of Adam
that Mankind Was their work hard? and Eve
was the pinnacle Ask the children what jobs they do,
of creation if any. „A is for Adam‟
To learn what Using the bible find out with the photocopies of
kind of work children what work God told Adam C is for
Adam and Eve and Eve to do after „the Fall‟. Creatures & R
did in the Was it hard or easy?- Gen.3:19 is for Rough
Garden of Eden Complete worksheet on „Adam and Worksheets on
before and Eve‟s work‟ – before and after they „Adam and Eve‟s
after The Fall. sinned. Colour in pictures C is for work‟ – before
Creatures & R is for Rough C from and after they
„A is for Adam‟ book sinned.
2 As week 1 Continue from last week.
To learn how to Discuss with the children what they Topic books
keep our bodies can do to keep themselves healthy.
healthy Share the book „Wash, Scrub, „Keeping clean‟
To learn that it Brush‟. poster.
is important to Focus on how to keep our body Painting
keep our body clean. equipment
clean Make a large „Keeping clean‟ poster. „Keeping clean‟
Do the „Keeping clean‟ worksheet. worksheet.
3 As week 2 Continue from last week. Topic books
To learn about Focus on healthy eating. Share topic
healthy eating books with the class. Discuss what Food magazines
Understand is meant by „5 a Day‟.
about „5 A Day‟ Discuss what sort of foods make up
a balanced diet.
Cut out different food pictures
from magazines and sort them into
the five food groups.
4 As week 2 Continue from last week. Food magazines
With the food pictures create a wall Large food
display of the food pyramid to show pyramid
how much to eat of different foods. Work sheet;
Complete work sheet on „The „The balance of
balance of good health‟. good health‟.
5 As week 2 Continue from last week. Each child Pieces of fresh
is to do an observational painting of fruit
a piece of fruit. These will be made
into a large wall display of a „bowl of „Different
Do fruit and vegetable printings. worksheet
Complete the „Different fruits‟
6 As week 2 Continue thinking about healthy Topic books
To learn that eating. Complete worksheets, „My Worksheets;
drinking plenty lunch‟ and „Tell us about the food „My lunch‟ and
of water is you like to eat‟. „Tell us about
necessary for Inform the children about the the food you
keeping healthy importance of drinking plenty of like to eat‟.
water throughout the day.
Week Learning Objectives Teaching & Learning Resource
Opportunities & Activities Implications
7 To learn about Recap the different aspects of Topic books
keeping fit keeping our body healthy that we
To know that looked at last half term. What do the
exercise is children remember? Can they think of
important to any other ways to keep their body Painting equipment
keep your body healthy? A3 painting paper
healthy Focus on keeping fit. Share some
books with the children on the
importance of exercise.
Each child is to paint themselves
doing a form of exercise.
8 Same as last week Continue from last week. Focus on the Topic books
To learn that need to warm up before doing any
„warm ups‟ should serious exercise so that you don‟t
be done before strain your muscles.
any serious Take the children into the hall to do The hall
exercise. some warm ups and then some aerobic
To introduce the exercise. Ask the children what
word, aerobic happens to their bodies after
To learn about exercise. See if they detect that
aerobic exercise their heart is pumping faster, they
are breathing faster, they may be
sweating and they will feel tired.
9 As week 8 How many different forms of Topic books
To understand exercise can the children think of?
the meaning of 1 Write them on the board. Bible
Tim. 4 v 7&8 Re emphasise the importance of
exercise then read to them 1 Timothy
4:7&8. Do the children understand
it?Explain it to them. Stress that
Timothy is not against physical
exercise. In fact he says that it is
good. But he wants the Christians to
understand that being Godly is more
important and it needs working at.
How can we exercise ourselves
10 To learn that Share with the children books on the Topic books
rest and sleep need for rest and sleep.
are necessary to Discuss the children‟s bed times. How Stop watch
keep healthy. many hours do they have?
To know that Ask the children to jump up and down Bible
children need a for a minute and then to lie down on
minimum of 10 the floor with their eyes shut for two Paints and A3 paper
hours sleep each minutes. What do they notice about
night to keep their heart and breathing rate? How
well do they feel?
To know that Man and animals need to sleep but
God never sleeps God never sleeps or slumbers!
Paint themselves asleep in bed.
11 As previous weeks Recap the previous weeks work. What Topic books
do the children remember?
How many different things must we Worksheet;
do to help keep our body healthy? ‟Keeping healthy‟
Each child to complete the worksheet
12 As previous weeks Finish off any outstanding work. Fruit and equipment
Make a fresh fruit salad for making a fruit