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

  • 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.