Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I am beginning to understand that nutritional needs change at different stages of life, for example the role of breastfeeding in infant nutrition. HWB 1-32a
- I am learning about where living things come from and about how they grow, develop and are nurtured. HWB 1-50a
- I am able to show an awareness of the tasks required to look after a baby. HWB 1-51a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To recognise that people have different nutritional needs throughout their lives.
- To understand that all life forms need nurtured and cared for.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Compare at least two different kinds of foods people need at different stages of their lives. HWB 1-32a
- Consider and discuss facts around how living things are nurtured as they grow and develop. HWB 1-50a
- Identify an increasing number of plant and animal life cycles. HWB 1-50a
- Identify some of the basic things needed to help look after a baby eg washing and feeding. HWB 1-51a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Record a food diary and discuss the foods they eat over a day/week.
- Use a ‘Reality clock’ which is a circle divided up into 12 segments, each segment relates to one or two hours. Encourage the children to record anything they eat or drink over this period of time.
- Investigate different amounts of food that people need at different stages of their lives eg, baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult, elderly. Consider why these needs change.
- Draw pictures/make a wall display of what they looked like as a baby/toddler. Write about what they could do at that age/stage compared to what they can do now.
- Compare the foods they ate as a baby/toddler to the kinds of foods they should eat now with reference to the 5 main food groups of the Eatwell guide. If you are making up weaning food with the children, it only needs to be mashed and not pureed.
- Research information on human breast milk. Consider the various aspects like: the components of the milk, that the milk is specifically designed for only human babies, how the milk changes and is adapted to meet all of a baby’s needs eg thicker when it is cold and watery when it is hot.
- Consider how other animals’ milk is specifically designed to feed their young.
- Think about why a baby’s first teeth are called ’milk teeth’ and why they are different from the permanent teeth.
- Discuss why babies need to start getting their teeth brushed as soon as the first tooth appears.
- Make a display of essential items a baby needs to be healthy. Divide this into what is essential to have and what is a luxury or a want. Think about the people who will help parents to support their child's health eg dentist, health visitor.
- Create a day map of what a baby may need and when it may need it. Think about why a baby cannot wait and how they try to get attention to have their needs met.
- Investigate and discuss the contents of the baby box delivered to new mums across Scotland.
- Share photos/images that chart their development from baby to child
- Investigate ‘foods which help us to grow and repair’ –meat, fish and alternatives/milk and dairy.
- Investigate ‘foods that give us energy’ – bread, cereals and potatoes.
- Visit to a working farm/nature centre.
- Organise 'Clyde in the Classroom' for children to tend to the needs of other animals.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- SCN 1-04a - Discuss why different age groups grow at different rates and need different amounts of energy eg, babies, toddlers, young children, adults and the elderly
- SOC 1-09a - Investigate the process from cow to glass for milk production.
Suggested Word Bank
- Eatwell Guide
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (First Level)
- Nurtured E/O Bundle (Rights Respecting Schools)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks fnf
- Annual Progression Planner ( First Level)
- Topic Specific Planners (First Level)
NHS Lanarkshire Library Resources
- Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that aims to raise social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.
- Childsmile is a Scotland-wide initiative to help improve the health of our children's teeth.
- Clyde in the Classroom is a hands-on project which uses brown trout to promote awareness of river ecology among young people across the River Clyde catchment.
- A series of NHS videos with recipes and advice about making healthy homemade food suitable for weaning babies.