Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I know that people need different kinds of food to keep them healthy. HWB 0-32a
  • I am learning about where living things come from and about how they grow, develop and are nurtured. HWB 0-50a
  • I am able to show an awareness of the tasks required to look after a baby. HWB 0-51a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To know that people and living things need different amounts of food and drink to grow and be healthy.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Give examples of the kinds of food and drink needed to grow and stay healthy. HWB 0-32a
  • Recognise what a living thing is and what it needs to survive. HWB 0-50a
  • Discuss some of a baby’s basic needs such as feeding, changing, washing, cuddling, sleeping. HWB 0-51a
  • Explain where living things come from eg plants from seeds.HWB 0-50a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Mind map all the things that eating and drinking help us to do eg, play, grow, learn, live.
  • Select foods and drinks that would be suitable for a baby and/or a growing child. Focus may be on specific kinds of foods at Early Level – milk and dairy products for developing strong teeth and bones – this may lead to a more focused topic on teeth and oral hygiene (opportunity to introduce Childsmile programme in schools -www.child-smile.org.uk).
  • Explain about the different types of food that a mum can eat to help the baby when she is feeding it and how the milk will taste different depending on what food she is eating.
  • Talk about how they know when they are hungry, full or thirsty, giving examples – illustrate how they might look/feel if they had to wait for food and were hungry.
  • Invite a parent/carer to the class with a newborn baby to discuss it’s needs at that stage of life.
  • Role play activities in home corner such as bathing, feeding and playing/singing to the baby. Please check that the equipment used does not include any bottles, teats or dummies. This is to help with infection control.
  • Discuss the types of care children need and how this is the same/different to other animals eg how a sheep will look after a lamb. What happens if the sheep is unable to feed the lamb?
  • Demonstrate through a sequencing activity the life cycle of animals/people.
  • Introduce some small animals into the room eg fish or earthworms -children can work out what the animals needs to survive and how they can supply that.
  • Grow some cress and then use it to make something to eat eg cress soup.
  • Mindmap/draw all uses of water – drinking, washing, swimming etc.
  • Discuss the importance of drinking water to keep healthy and when it is important to drink water – after exercise, with food and lots of times during the day.
  • Design a plan for how to look after a dog for a day including water, food and exercise.