Why do we wash our hands? In this lesson pupils will learn that washing their hands can help to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses which cause illnesses. Pupils will experiment with hand washing techniques before being given advice on how to effectively clean their hands and when hand washing is essential. Through creating rhymes and posters, pupils will consolidate and share their learning with their schoolmates. Please note: A section referencing the coronavirus has been added to the end of this lesson. This section contains additional advice on hygiene precautions related to preventing the spread of this disease. The advice follows NHS guidelines as of 18.03.2020. For the most recent guidelines please consult Government and NHS sources.