At Aquafresh, we know how important routine is to family life. That’s why on the right-hand side of this page there are links to various activities and materials that can be used in home education, as well as a brush chart that you can use to help track twice-daily brushing and some top tips for looking after your little one’s teeth.
We originally created these materials for the Aquafresh Schools Club – a programme to help teachers educate year 1&2 children on the importance of teeth and how to look after them – but we also felt it was right to make them more widely available to help with home education.
You can either run the whole session as intended to be used in class, or alternatively see some suggestions for our favourite activities to run at home below.
Science and toothbrushing:
- The importance of teeth and how to look after them
o View slides 4-8.
- Different foods and their impact on teeth
o Complete the healthy for teeth/unhealthy for teeth worksheet activity by cutting out the different food types and putting them into piles.
o Use slides 10-11 to help.
- Different types of teeth and their uses
o Test understanding using slide 26.
o Watch the “Brush Like a Hero” video on slide 23.
o Practice the technique!
o Download the Aquafresh Brush Time App here to help make brush time a lot more fun!
- Overall test of knowledge
o Play the gap-fill game on slides 12-22.
o Try the quiz on slides 38-46.
Literacy and story writing:
- Write your very own Brush Time Tale – a short story that takes two minutes to read aloud. You can use the story mat and mind map worksheets for inspiration.
- Improve your story using the activities on slides 49-56, as well as the storyboard and character profiles worksheets.
- Why not enter it into the Aquafresh Brush Time Tales competition for the chance to win an iPad? See details below.
The Brush Time Tales Competition
Two minutes of brushing isn’t very long when you are listening to a good story! While they’re off school, we’re asking children to write two-minute stories that can be listened to at brush time. The winning entrant will receive an iPad and will earn £500 worth of Oxford Reading Tree Vouchers for their school! See T&Cs below and full details on the competition form on the right-hand side.
UK and ROI primary school age residents only, normal exclusions apply (see full T&Cs https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/brush-time-tales/). Entrants must obtain the consent of their parent or legal guardian. Competition entries must be received no later than Thursday 25th June 2020.
How to enter: Complete a competition entry form and scan and email to: email@example.com. Where a printer/scanner is not available, a typed entry submitted via email will also be accepted. Internet access required. One entry per person only. No purchase necessary.
Prizes: One overall winner will win an iPad for themselves and £500 of Oxford Reading Tree vouchers for their school, as well as having their story shared and publicised by Aquafresh. Winners must accept their prize within 3 working days of being notified. Prizes are subject to availability. Entries cannot be returned and you agree to assign to the Promoter all your intellectual property rights.
Full prize details and T&Cs at https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/brush-time-tales/. Winning entries chosen by a panel based on engagement and entertainment value. Winners will be notified by 18:00 on Thursday 16th July using the contact details provided with their entry. By entering you agree to your personal data being used by the Partner Agency in accordance with their Privacy Notice. Promoter: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) Trading Limited of 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, UK, TW8 9GS. Partner Agency: We are Futures a trading division of AccessAbility Ltd, 1 Paris Garden, London SE1 8ND.
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