Food: Fruit and vegetables

Children handle and explore fruits and vegetables and learn how to identify which category they fall into, before undertaking taste testing to establish their chosen ingredients for the smoothie they will make and design packaging for.

Choose your lesson

Lesson 1: Fruit or vegetable?

Learning to distinguish fruits from vegetables, and putting this knowledge into practice, handling and categorising a selection of fruits and vegetables.

Lesson 2: Where fruit and vegetables grow

Having learned to sort fruits from vegetables by looking for seeds, pupils learn another clue to classification is where the edible part of the plant grows, on trees, or vines, above the ground or under the soil; and explore which part of these plants we eat.

Lesson 3: Smoothie ingredients tasting

Tasting a selection of potential fruit and vegetable smoothie ingredients, describing their appearance, smell and taste and deciding which to include in a smoothie.

Lesson 4: Making smoothies

Children blend chosen fruits and vegetables to make smoothies and design packaging for their drinks, to reflect the ingredients.

Assess your pupils

Assessment quiz and Knowledge catcher. These can be used at the start of the unit to access where pupils are in their learning as well as the end of the unit to assess progress. Go to assessment resources

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