This area supports pupil understanding about the steps between leaving home to go to the shops and getting back.

This learning area, which is one of the four created to support pupils develop skills for independent living, supports teaching and learning around going shopping.

When shopping for food there are a number of steps to follow. This area looks at what the key considerations are for travelling to and from the shops and choosing and buying food once there.

To support learning, the following is available:

  • a teachers' guide, with activity ideas;
  • stimulus materials and worksheets.
Independent living teachers' guide

A teacher's guide to support teaching and learning around developing skills for independent living.

Going shopping social story

A social story presentation around going shopping.

Going shopping

A presentation that can be used to support role-play around going shopping.

Shopping vocabulary

Cards that can be used to support vocabulary around shopping for food and drink.

The food maze

An activity around finding food in a supermarket.

These resources, to support the development of skills for independent living, meet the Guidelines for producers and users of school education resources about food.

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