Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health. HWB 0-15a
  • I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in everyday routines such as taking care of my teeth. HWB 0-33a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To begin to recognise the importance of cleanliness, hygiene and safety within everyday routines.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Demonstrate hygiene and safety when preparing and handling food, with support. HWB 0-33a
  • Describe, in simple terms, what germs are and how I can stop them from spreading. HWB 0-15a

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.
  • Sorting and matching activity – children to place real or pretend foods and drinks in the correct storage places eg, cupboard/fridge etc.
  • Discuss when and why they would wash their hands at nursery/school/home.
  • Make a set of simple hygiene and safety rules for their peers to follow eg, annotated photo display.
  • Discuss/illustrate ways to prevent the spread of germs eg, covering mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing.
  • Design posters to be displayed near the sinks reminding the pupils of good hand hygiene.
  • Experiment with ultra-violet light germ detector comparing the difference between washing and not washing hands
  • Provide children with opportunities to practice cutting soft fruit and vegetables and to experience using cutlery safely eg, preparing food for consumption at the snack table.
  • Provide children with the opportunity to set up for snack time and help to wash and clear away equipment.
  • Mindmap all those who can help them when they are ill – nurses, doctors, chemists, dentists, parents, carers.
  • Invite nurse, health visitor, dentist, chemist to talk to children about ways to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Education Scotland Skills Pathway