Food – a fact of life is proud to be able to share our very own roadmaps for the food curriculum. The Roadmaps are a visual guide to food and nutrition education from 3-16 years and are a way of representing what pupils should learn throughout their scholastic journey.
The main purpose of the Roadmaps is to:
- help schools audit their current food curriculum; plan their future food curriculum (illustrating a progressive approach from 3-16 years); take a whole school approach to food teaching and learning.
- help schools and teachers demonstrate intent and how topics link throughout the age phases (supporting the 3 Is in the 2019 Ofsted Framework - Intent, Implementation and Impact)
- show pupils their food learning journey.
- provide a visual representation of the basis of the Food – a fact of life education programme, and therefore the content of the Food – a fact of life
- support the recommendations and proposals of UK government food strategies.
There are currently three topics covered by our Roadmaps – Healthy eating, Cooking, and Where food comes from. These core topics are those that should be covered through primary and secondary food and nutrition education. Each topic area also corresponds to an area on the website, where you can find further information and resources.
Each roadmap contains all of the key facts about each topic, from age 3 to age 16, which are based on the Core competences for children and young people aged 5-16 years.
Watch the video above to find out about how you can get the most out of the Roadmaps!
The roadmaps can serve as a useful progress check for pupils at any stage of their learning journey. They can also be used to inform lesson planning, based on topics that may have been covered less, or areas that pupils may be less confident in. However, unlike a lesson plan, which covers a single day or another short time period, such as a week, our Roadmaps offer a long-term overview of what has already been taught and will be taught in the future.
Roadmaps are available in both print and interactive formats. Simply click on a Key fact or a hyperlinked image on the Roadmap to be directed to pages on the Food – a fact of life website with further information and additional resources to support planning or independent learning.
Visit the Roadmaps area for more information and to use the interactive Roadmaps, right here on the website!
What do you think of the Roadmaps? Will they be useful for your classroom? We welcome your feedback at email@example.com, and we’d love to see any pictures of how you use them in your classroom on our Twitter (@Foodafactoflife).
Our new Roadmaps can be used alongside our Knowledge organisers, which collate the key facts and information on a particular topic, broken down in an easily digestible way. The FFL Knowledge organisers incorporate images, key terms and definitions (11-14 and 14-16 Years) and plenty of information suitable to each age phase.
The FFL Knowledge organisers can be edited to suit the needs of your pupils and the requirements of particular 14-16 examination specifications.
Roadmaps can be downloaded in both interactive and print only versions
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