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 1-15a
  • I am becoming aware of how cleanliness, hygiene and safety can affect health and wellbeing and I apply this knowledge in everyday routines. HWB 1-33a

Suggested Learning Intentions

  • To understand the effects of good hygiene and safety on health and wellbeing.
  • To know how germs are spread and controlled.

Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)

  • Demonstrate safe and hygienic practice when preparing, handling and storing food. HWB 1-33a
  • Explain different ways in which germs can be spread and controlled. HWB 1-15a
  • Discuss  the best places to store different types of food.HWB 1-15a / HWB 1-33a

Suggested Learning Experiences

  • Identify dangers /potential dangers from a kitchen scene and discuss what should be done to rectify them.
  • Create a set of safety and hygiene rules to follow when preparing food eg. put on apron, tie long hair back, wash hands etc.
  • Create a set of safety rules to promote personal hygiene in general eg. do not cough or sneeze over food, wash hands after using the toilet.
  • Invite the school nurse to talk about the benefits of good hygiene.
  • Invite a chef/school cook to talk about safety and hygiene rules they must follow in their kitchen
  • Create a peer-led lesson on effective hand washing/food preparation and/or visit other classes to show them what they have been learning about handwashing and perform a demonstration.
  • Engage in national campaigns/poster competitions eg, Food Standards Agency, to promote hygienic practice when handling, storing and preparing food.
  • Make a food preparation wall display or book using photos of children preparing food safely and hygienically.
  • Write captions explaining what is happening in the photos and how much they enjoyed/valued the experience.
  • Illustrate/Explain what might happen if they don’t prepare food safely e.g feel unwell, stomach pains, feel sick, diarrhoea.
  • Make a ‘Day in the Life of My Hands’ poster to illustrate how much they use their hands every day – write one thing they use their hands for on each of the fingers – this should generate/reinforce discussion around the importance of washing hands to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Experiment - use UV germ detector to show germ areas on hands before and after washing. Experiment with/without soap; hot and cold water to find out the best conditions for effective hand washing. Encourage children to make and assess own predictions.