Food – a thematic approach5-7 Food – a thematic approachThis resource has been designed to help you plan and
teach food, across the curriculum. You can use this
resource to develop a ‘food’ themed block of work over a
period of time or simply dip into the PowerPoint for ideas.
Food is an excellent theme for teaching because it is something
about which all children will have experience, opinions and
There is also a PowerPoint for the 8-11 age phase, which you
might find useful for more lesson ideas. HistoryFood work could be integrated into this subject by:
Looking at what family members ate in the past, e.g. what mum or grandad had for breakfast, lunch or a snack when they were children;
Investigating traditional events and associated foods, e.g. Burn’s night, St. David’s Day;
Finding out when some foods were discovered and by whom, e.g. sandwiches – Earl of Sandwich 1762, potatoes – Sir Walter Raleigh around 1589;
Making foods from the past using traditional recipes, e.g. bread;
Looking at historical kitchen artefacts, identifying them and describing their purpose.A Victorian apple peeler ...