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Prevention of infection: the body’s natural defences

Teaching Time: 50min

Target Group: Key Stage 2

Curriculum Links:

Science: Working scientifically (Lower KS2 only); Animals, including humans (Upper KS2 only)

English: Reading and Comprehension

PSHE: Core Theme 1 - Health and Wellbeing

Learning Objectives:

All students will:

  • understand that the human body has many natural defences to fight infection.
  • understand that sometimes the body needs help to fight infection.

Most students will:

  • understand that our bodies have 3 main lines of natural defences.

Description:

This lesson covers the many natural defences our body has against microbial attack. It does not contain a lesson plan but will provide background information on immunity.

Activities and tools include:

  • A detailed presentation and animations illustrating how the body fights infection daily.
  • Illustrated information sheet for pupils that explains the lines of defence in their immune system.
Resources
  • Immunity - Complete pack (England)  Microsoft Word icon    Adobe PDF icon
  • Immunity - Complete pack (Scotland)  Microsoft Word icon    Adobe PDF icon