Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- Together we enjoy handling, tasting, talking and learning about different foods, discovering ways in which eating and drinking may help us to grow and keep healthy. HWB 0-30a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To know that energy comes from food.
- To understand the importance of eating a healthy breakfast.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Give examples of the kinds of foods that give us energy eg, pasta, cereals. HWB 0-30a
- Identify why drinking water is an important part of everyday. HWB 0-30a
- Discuss reasons for eating a breakfast every day. HWB 0-30a
- Select and prepare a simple healthy breakfast, with support. HWB 0-30a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- You may want to focus on the carbohydrates/starch section of the Eatwell Guide when talking about energy and food. Ensure children understand that fats and sugars, whilst providing energy, are the less healthy option.
- Investigate activities that use lots of or little energy.
- Match and sort foods which are from the carbohydrate/starch section of the Eatwell Guide eg, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, cereals.
- Discuss the importance of eating a healthy breakfast – to learn, play, grow.
- Consider what might happen/how you might feel if you do not have a breakfast eg, tired, weak.
- Select/sort foods that could be included in a healthy breakfast.
- Look at what people drink at breakfast time, make a list.
- Think about reasons why people need to drink water as well as eat food.
- Plan a competition with children and adults to see who can have six to eight drinks per day (approximately 1 litre). Everyone could add a tick to a wipe clean board every time they have a drink. If they have water, they could add a star to show how important water is.
- Discuss favourite breakfast foods and create a simple breakfast, with support eg, toast and butter, cereal and milk, porridge.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- MNU 0-11a / MNU 0-16a - Compare different sizes of dough; make shapes with dough; compare sizes and shapes of bread.
- MNU 0-20a – Create a graph/tally chart of favourite breakfasts.
- MNU 0-20b – Sort and match foods from the carbohydrates food section.
- SCN 0-04a – Investigate different sources of energy eg, sun. SCN 0-12a – Sensory activities – touching/playing with pasta/spaghetti.
- LIT 0 09b - Read ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and focusing on Goldilocks eating porridge – children could write instructions for making porridge.
- MNU 0-20a – Survey the favourite breakfasts of the class and create a wall display of the information.
Suggested Word Bank
- Eatwell Guide
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Early Level)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks eatf
- Annual Progression Planner ( Early Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Early Level)
- Active E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Breakfast recipes.
- Interesting pictures of what young children eat for breakfast around the world.
- Advice from British Nutrition Foundation about food and drinks for toddlers and pre-school children.