Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- As I explore the rights to which I and others are entitled, I am able to exercise these rights appropriately and accept the responsibilities that go with them. I show respect for the rights of others. HWB 1-09a
- I enjoy eating a diversity of foods in a range of social situations. HWB 1-29a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To explore and enjoy new experiences when eating and socialising with others.
- To know and respect that there are different reasons why people make food choices.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Discuss the benefits of trying and sharing new foods with my friends. HWB 1-29a
- Compare foods from my own and other cultures. HWB 1-29a
- Show respect for other people’s opinions, culture and beliefs about food. HWB 1-09a
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.
- Investigate the food likes and dislikes of the class.
- Identify the most unusual foods tried by the class/teachers/parents.
- Create a display to celebrate trying new foods.
- Mindmap reasons why people may choose to eat different foods – likes/cost/availability.
- Compare foods eaten for different celebrations eg. birthdays, religious/cultural celebrations.
- List different countries and ask children to think of the foods associated with those particular countries.
- Investigate different food cultures eg, Chinese culture – eating with chopsticks: Christmas – turkey; Halloween – pumpkin, chocolate.
- Plan and create foods for a cultural event eg, Burns Supper, Chinese New Year, Harvest etc.
- Create a themed restaurant eg, Chinese, Italian, Indian – plan a menu suitable for the restaurant.
- Plan a food tasting event using ingredients/foods from a range of countries around the world. Make simple dishes / snacks / dips using range of ingredients – compare different flavours and textures of the foods being sampled – vote on favourite and collate results.
- Consider pupils in the class/school with food allergies eg nut allergy. Discuss how this may affect their food choices and how they can help to support children with food allergies so that they feel safe and included.
- Ask a child who loves something eg toast, to chat to a child who does not like toast. Compare the differences and encourage them to create something together that they will both enjoy.
- As well as encouraging the children to try new tastes and food experiences, show children how to respectfully decline something they do not enjoy.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- RME 1-06b – Investigate ways in which other world religions have different rules and beliefs about the foods they eat. Compare this to own rules about food.
- TCH 1-03b – Select a country and use electronic sources eg, internet, to extend learning about the kinds of foods associated the chosen country.
- MNU 1-20b - Apply findings of the class food likes and dislikes and present results using different graph styles.
Suggested Word Bank
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (First Level)
- Pupil Learning Log and Benchmarks frdf
- Annual Progression Planner ( First Level)
- Topic Specific Planners (First Level)
- Respected E/O Bundle ( Rights Respecting Schools)
- Personalised Year Planner (First Level)