Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes

  • I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 1-14a
  • I enjoy eating a diversity of foods in a range of social situations. HWB 1-29a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To know that eating together is an important time to interact with others.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Explain why it is important to interact with family and friends in different social situations. HWB 1-14a
  • Demonstrate good manners and social skills . HWB 1-29a
  • Show that I am willing to explore and enjoy new food experiences. HWB 1-29a
  • Choose appropriate foods to prepare for different events.  HWB 1-29a

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, practical food activities including food sharing, tasting, preparation and cooking are probably going to be quite difficult to manage in a classroom setting during this initial period as children return to school. Fortunately there are still plenty of other relevant activities providing challenge and enjoyment for the children, including finding out about things they may have tried to cook at home.
  • Brainstorm all the different occasions where people may eat together.
  • Describe to the class what good table manners are – make a set of rules to display in the canteen of how to show good table manners.
  • Explain what might happen in a restaurant eg, sit at table, look at menu, decide what to have, order food etc.
  • Describe different places where people can eat food such as at home, in a café, restaurant etc.
  • Take photographs (or bring in from home) to show occasions when people interact over food.
  • Actively encourage children to sit with different people at lunch time – set rules / guidance to encourage good social skills and table manners.
  • Create a display to celebrate trying new foods – children’s names and thoughts could be displayed in the dinner hall encouraging other children to try something new.
  • Make posters to highlight how eating with friends is fun.
  • Collaborative learning – plan a special meal for a group of friends, making sure that everyone’s needs are catered for eg, find out what they like/don’t like; allergies; cultural needs etc.
  • Prepare a healthy  snack for breaktime that can be shared with a friend.
  • Plan a picnic, indoors or outdoors, for the class to share together. Encourage the children to think about food they can eat with their fingers.