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

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 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
  • 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.
  • Education Scotland Skills Pathway