Recent science work in Class 11JE at Turney School has seen the students learn how to recognise and sort different food groups. The main learning aim is for an understanding that a food group such as meat contains very different items to a food group such as fruit.
Each Class 11JE member has had a carefully prepared target to meet, with table work prepared to help meet these aims. Some of the pupils are sorting up to six different types of food group, whilst some of the higher ability students are working towards recognising nine different food types.
A large part of this learning is based around using the Picture Exchange Communication System. The students work closely with an adult member of staff to match up various food groups. It is important here that the pupils can make the connection between similar foods that are prepared differently, e.g. fried eggs and boiled eggs.