Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I enjoy eating a diversity of foods in a range of social situations. HWB 0-29a
  • I explore and discover where foods come from as I choose, prepare and taste different foods. HWB 0-35a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To know and respect that people have different rules about the food and drink they prepare and eat.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Discuss my own likes and dislikes about food and drink. HWB 0-29a
  • Identify some foods associated with different celebrations, customs and cultures around the world. HWB 0-35a
  • Select and prepare food for a special occasion, with support. 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.
  • Compare different foods which would be eaten for special occasions in the lives of the children eg birthdays and Christmas. Create a menu for one of these special occasions.
  • Encourage the children to help to plan a tasting session for one of these events.
  • Circle time activities – discussing own likes and dislikes about food and drink. Encourage the children to try to explain what it is that they don't like eg it might be the bubbles in carbonated drinks.
  • Choose a country and talk about the foods and celebrations associated with that country.
  • Try to invite someone from that country/culture to talk about the traditional food  they eat. Let the children plan another food tasting session with their guest.
  • Plan a visit to a supermarket – take photographs of different types of food from various countries.  Compare this with food and drink created in Scotland.
  • Organise a themed restaurant  for one day– invite parents to attend.
  • Education Scotland Skills Pathway