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Lesson One – What Foods

This science teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to identify, compare and sort a range of different foods into groups for healthy and unhealthy lifestyles. The class can make lists of foods to match the main food groups for vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and dairy.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify, compare and sort a range of different foods into groups for healthy and unhealthy lifestyles

Learning Objectives

Describe the importance for humans of the right amounts of different types of food. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival.

Learning Outcomes

I can identify and sort foods by their type. I know the importance of eating a balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle.

What Foods

Teaching sequence to help the children identify, compare and sort a range of different foods into groups for healthy and unhealthy lifestyles

Food Groups

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and describe the main types of food groups

Food Labels

Activity cards to help the children identify and sort types of foods into different groups for vegetables, fruit, meat, fish and dairy

Sorting Foods

Template to help the children select and sort a range of different foods into matching groups (enlarge to A3)

What Foods

Interactive activity to help the children identify, compare and sort a range of different foods into groups for healthy and unhealthy lifestyles

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify, compare and sort a range of different foods into groups for healthy and unhealthy lifestyles

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