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 feeding, brushing teeth 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.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- HWB 0-51a – Investigate the basic needs of a baby and how you would look after a newborn baby.
- Take part in looking after a baby chick from egg to chick.
- HWB 0-47a,b – Examine how we have grown and developed since birth.
- HWB 0-50a - Demonstrate through a sequencing activity the life cycle of animals/people.
- SCN 0-03a - Create and tend to a sensory/vegetable/herb garden learning about what is needed to look after plants.
- SCN 0-05a – experiment with water – investigate how it can change from one form to another eg, making ice- lollies/jelly. Investigate where water comes from.
Suggested Word Bank
- Eatwell Guide
- life cycle
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (Early Level)
- Nurtured E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks enf
- Annual Progression Planner ( Early Level)
- Topic Specific Planners ( Early Level)
- Personalised Year Planner (Early Level)
NHS Lanarkshire Library Resources
- An American website with some fun animations about milk.
- An American website looking at different and fun ways to drink water.
- NHS resource teaching about oral health
- Childsmile is a Scotland-wide initiative to help improve the health of our children's teeth
- A series of NHS videos with recipes and advice about making healthy homemade food suitable for weaning babies.