Understanding the Nutrition Information Panel  This unit unpacks the Nutrition Information Panel (NIP) on packaged food. It demystifies the sometimes complicated range of terms and figures, and explores how the NIP can be co-opted by advertising techniques. The World Health Organisation says that for good health, we should limit our daily added ... Read more »

Prior Learning

Prior learning activities enable students to value what they already know about a topic. While they establish what students already know, they also help the teacher to identify some of their misconceptions. Prior learning activities can be used as the start of the assessment process.

  1. Protected: SugarByHalf – Healthier Options – HPE – Years 5 & 6
    Protected: SugarByHalf – Healthier Options – HPE – Years 5 & 6

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. SugarByHalf – Portion Problems – Math – Years 5 & 6
    SugarByHalf – Portion Problems – Math – Years 5 & 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. SugarByHalf – Ranking Sugar Percentages – Math – Years 5 & 6
    SugarByHalf – Ranking Sugar Percentages – Math – Years 5 & 6
  2. SugarByHalf – Investigating ‘Lite’ Foods – Math – Years 5 & 6
    SugarByHalf – Investigating ‘Lite’ Foods – Math – Years 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. SugarByHalf – Multiplication and Menus – Math – Years 5 & 6
    SugarByHalf – Multiplication and Menus – Math – Years 5 & 6