Class 2

Shaping Up

Key Learning Goals - Science:

2.1 Be able to carry out simple investigations:

Key Learning Goals - Society:

2.1 Know that they belong to different groups, have different home countries and different nationalities

2.2 Know that different groups have different purposes

2.3 Know that people within groups have different outlooks, characteristics and purposes

2.4 Know that they have rights and responsibilities

2.5 Know that people in different countries have different traditions, celebrations and ways of living

2.6 Know about ways of keeping healthy and safe through diet, clothing, exercise, hygiene and the observance of reasonable rules

2.7 Understand that people can affect their own health and safety

2.8 Understand that people’s health and safety can be affected by a variety of factors including food, climate, rules, and the availability of resources

The Big Idea

Your body is the most valuable thing you will ever own.  It’s your job to keep your body fit and healthy because it has to last you a lifetime.


Explaining the Theme

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

In Society. we’ll be finding out:

In International, we’ll be finding out:

Body weight

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby discuss the topic of body weight! You’ll learn all about losing weight, dieting, and how a doctor can help. Find out what you can do to feel better about yourself and live a healthier life. Discover the three general body types and how they are different, and what role genetics can play in your body’s shape and size. Tim will also explain how to eat well, what makes a balanced diet, and he’ll give you a ton of reasons why exercising is beneficial and important for maintaining a healthy body inside and out. 

Circulatory System

Blood in your body certainly gets around! In this BrainPOP movie on circulation, Tim and Moby talk about your circulatory system and how blood moves through your body. You’ll learn about blood vessels and the other parts of your body that make up the cardiovascular system. Find out about the two types of circulation your heart uses to move blood through the heart and lungs, plus another type of circulation your arteries and veins use to get oxygen-rich blood to your organs and tissues. Plus, discover which body parts return blood to the heart and lungs. 

Digestive System

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you about the ins and outs of the digestive system! Learn about how mechanical digestion happens, what chemicals aid in chemical digestion, where the digestive cycle starts, and what juices in your stomach help break down food. Discover how ingestion works, what substances are absorbed into your stomach right away when you eat, and how many hours it takes your stomach to turn food into this nasty stuff called chyme.


In this BrainPOP movie on eyes and vision, Tim and Moby will break the whole process down for you. You’ll learn what your eyes have in common with a film camera--and why some animals have better eyesight than humans! The cornea, the lens, the pupil, the retina--Tim and Moby will identify them all for you, and tell you the role each one plays in helping you see. You’ll learn all about rods and cones, the iris, and the optic nerve.


In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explore the benefits of exercise and staying physically fit. You’ll learn why exercise is good for you, how it helps your body, and why breaking a sweat is a good thing. See how staying fit can feel good both physically and mentally, and discover the ways it can make you look good, help control your weight, and reduce your risk of developing a list of health problems. 


In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll get to hear Tim and Moby talk all about hearing, your ears, and sound waves! You’ll learn how sound works travels, and you’ll get to take a close look at the ears to see how you hear different sounds. Find out the three basic parts of the human ear, how cartilage helps you hear, and how your eardrum is actually similar to a real drum that you’d use to make music. Plus, you'll see how some animals have better hearing than humans, how deafness can happen, and how sign language works! 

Human body

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain the amazing human form! You’ll learn how your body grows, feeds itself, senses the world around you, and handles all the ups and downs of life. See how every human body functions the same basic way using complex, efficient systems like the nervous system, the endocrine system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the lymphatic system, the reproductive system, the muscular system, and the integumentary system. 


 In this BrainPOP movie about joints, you’ll learn all about why these parts of the body are so crazy-important. Find out how the bones in your skeleton move thanks to joints, plus the difference between movable and immovable joints. You'll discover some of the different kinds of joint that connect bone and see where they are located. Find out what holds joints together, and what keeps bones and joints from wearing down when they rub together. 

Organic food

In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby examine the ins and outs of organic food. Discover what makes organic food organic, and how it differs from non-organic food. You’ll find out which government organization is in charge of regulating organic labels and about the laws controlling what can be labeled organic. Plus, you can learn about the benefits and drawbacks to organic farming, as well as what its supporters claim about the health benefits of organic food. 

Personal hygiene

Keeping your body neat and clean is as essential to good health as nutrition, exercise, and sleep! In this BrainPOP video, Tim and Moby go beneath the surface to explore the importance of personal hygiene. Learn the everyday habits that keep harmful bacteria away from your skin, hair, and teeth. See how good hygiene prevents illnesses and helps you feel calm and confident. Discover other benefits of looking, feeling, and smelling great—especially as you get older! 


In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby examine nutrition, a balanced diet, and what types of foods are healthy to eat. Find out the key to healthy eating for us humans, and where we can get our nutrients from. Discover exactly how our bodies use carbohydrates, proteins and fats as fuel to exercise and move around, as well as where you can find these foods in the food pyramid. See how many servings a day of meat, bread, and fruit you need to be healthy, in addition to what you can do to get all the needed nutrients if you’re a vegetarian. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!


In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you all about sleep and why we need it! You’ll learn exactly how your body rests during sleep, and what your brain does, too. Find out what would happen if you didn’t sleep for a day or many days - it’s not a pretty picture! Plus, you’ll discover the cycles that happen during sleep, some different theories on the development of dreams, and what we know about sleep in other animals. 

Sun protection

In this BrainPOP movie on sun protection, Tim and Moby will fill you in on how you can guard against premature aging, skin cancer, and the other problems that prolonged exposure to the sun can bring. You’ll learn about the three different types of ultraviolet rays, and the different ways that they affect your skin. You’ll learn why you tan, and why you burn. Finally, you’ll discover how sunscreen works, and what, exactly, “sun protection factor” (or “SPF”) means. 


In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby tell you about those totally cool tools in your mouth we call teeth. In it, you’ll learn how certain teeth are specially designed to cut, crush, or grit food in order to begin digestion. You can also find out about the layers and parts of a tooth, the two sets of teeth people have in a lifetime, how people get and treat cavities, and how to take care of your teeth to prevent tooth decay and plaque buildup. 

Zika Virus

Tim and Moby will help you separate fact from fiction as they explain why this relatively mild virus has everyone so spooked. It’s easy to blame mosquitoes, the pests that have spread Zika like wildfire. But people can protect themselves with some common-sense measures, like wearing long clothing and bug repellent. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) both have made Zika a top priority. The best medical minds in the world are dead-set on stopping this virus in its tracks.

See more relevant resources on BrainPop


How are food and water absorbed into the bloodstream? How do exercise, food and drink affect health? Videos, activities, printable resources and fact files will help children to learn how the body grows, functions and stays healthy.

Eating, moving and growing

Learn about the functions of the body, including the digestive and circulatory systems. Explore the relationship between nutrition and exercise and learn how to look after your body while maintaining a positive body image and enjoying food with all your senses!

Health & fitness

Learn how to keep the body and mind healthy with a variety of videos, activities and pictures

Keeping healthy

A vast library of videos, activities and learning tools that encourage the exploration of topics such as healthy eating, growing up, keeping fit and feelings.

Our bodies

Videos, activities and fact files about our bones, skeletons, muscles, the organs of the body and exercise.

See more relevant resources on Discovery Education - / 17years.pdf

The World Health Organization website has this PDF of the recommendations for levels of physical activity for 5-17-year-olds.

The World Health Organization website has a Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

The World Health Organization website highlights World Health Day and its focus on key public health issues that affect the international community.

KidsHealth website has a feature called A Kid’s Guide to Fever.

KidsHealth website has this informative feature about the human skeleton, plus links to an animation of the skeletal system.

Discovery Kids website has a page of facts about the skeletal system.

The BBC website has interactive human anatomy diagrams.

Quit Smoking website has images of healthy and diseased lungs.

Nutrition Explorations website is designed to help children find out about nutrition, food groups and how much they should eat.

KidsHealth website has an up-to-date interactive food guide pyramid.

NHS UK website has 8 Tips for Healthy Eating.

KidsHealth website asked over a thousand children what they thought about smoking.

Google Images has thousands of photos and diagrams of microscopic bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

International Walk to School website has information about this event. html

KidsHealth website has a series of videos about the workings of the human body.

KidsHealth has a video about the heart and the circulatory system.

Neo Kids website has a series of information videos about the skeletal system.