Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a
- I enjoy eating a diversity of foods in a range of social situations. HWB 0-29a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To experience the fun and enjoyment of eating with friends and in small groups.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Describe how eating with friends and peers makes me feel. HWB 0-14a
- Show simple social skills when eating with others. HWB 0-29a
- Match appropriate foods to different social situations. HWB 0-29a
Suggested Learning Experiences
The European Food Safety Authority has stated there is no evidence that food is a source of coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is very unlikely that it can be transmitted through the consumption of food. However good hygiene and correct preparation of food is always important, particularly in the context of classroom practical food activities. Current guidelines suggest food learning activities can resume in a classroom setting, with extra care being given to cleaning of hands, food, equipment and surfaces, as well as maintaining distancing. A practical food demonstration by teachers for example, would help to reduce contact and sharing of equipment with children still receiving the benefit of learning and tasting.
- Mind map all the different social situations where eating takes place – parties, dining table, picnic, school dinners, snack table, restaurants, family home etc.
- Talk about a time they have shared and enjoyed eating with family/friends.
- Share own experiences of eating with friends and family at home and on special occasions – what did they like about it, how did they feel?
- Provide a range of social situations where the children can eat together eg. picnics, snacks, barbecues, parties, celebrations.
- Introduce roles/responsibilities when playing in the role-play restaurant.
- Arrange a picnic in the woods/outdoor area.
- Have some photographs of children displaying good table manners when eating with others.
- Help to set up a picnic, snack table for others to enjoy.
- Design a display of images of different foods and children to sort/match to the correct occasion eg, turkey – Christmas, birthday cake – party etc.
- Children could create own picture cards/sorting game.
- Education Scotland Skills Pathway
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- LIT 0-19a - Read a range of texts where the central theme is sharing, friendships eg The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner.
- EXA 0-14a – Set up a café restaurant area where children can role-play ‘cooking’, ordering, serving and eating food.
Suggested Word Bank
- taking turns
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Early Level)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks eif
- Annual Progression Planner ( Early Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Early Level)
- Included E/O Bundle with UNCRC links
- Personalised Year Planner (Early Level)
NHS Lanarkshire Library Resources
- Recipes for sharing food outside.
- A calendar of food celebration days in UK.
- NHS handwashing video and instructions
- Education Scotland link to Good Food Skills
- Find key information, resources, exemplification and links to resources on the National Improvement Hub linked to using food as a context for learning.