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Fruit

 

StartSmart Pilot School : Topkids Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten

 

«Learning out of Classroom»
Explore the fun of eating fruit in real life

 

Stage 1 : Introduction

 

Fruit is rich in nutrition and essential for children’s health. It is indispensible for a balanced diet. Therefore, the school helped children grasp a better understanding of fruit through real-life experiences, and made sure they had fun throughout.

 

Parents tended to give their children only one or two of their most favourite fruits to eat at school. In order to broaden pupils’ experience and improve their learning motive, the school arranged supermarket visits for them; there, pupils viewed various fruits and even bought their favourite ones. Also, the school incorporated in the curriculum items like physical games and drawing lessons to help children develop a daily habit of eating fruit.

 

Through these interactive activities, children learnt more about fruits and started building a healthy lifestyle. Some of them even learnt to tell the names of uncommon fruits like loquat and durian. Back home, they volunteered to peel fruit; off school, they went for healthy food and even said ‘no’ to sweeties. This was quite a successful outcome of the StartSmart@school.hk Pilot Project.

 

Stage 2 : Start Smart!

 

Live : Visit the Supermarket

Objective : To enrich children’s knowledge of fruits, including the names, types, colours and shapes of fruits, through real life experience.

Time : 1 hour and 15 minutes

Materials : Shopping bags, coins.

 

Let’s GO!

  1. The whole class visit the supermarket in the afternoon. They learn the names, types, colours and shapes of fruits.

  2. Children select and buy their favourite fruits

  3. They bring the fruits back to school for sharing.

 

Live : Make a Guess

Objective:

  1. Language development: Allow active discussion and sharing among children.

  2. Cognitive development: Consolidate children’s knowledge of the names, types, colours and shapes of fruits. Let them experience the benefits of eating fruits in person and make it a daily habit.

  3. Physical and visual development: Enhance creativity and facilitate the development of major and minor muscles.

Time : 30 minutes

Materials : Fresh fruits, a ‘mystery box’, plates.

 

Let’s GO!

  1. Divide the class into 2 groups. Each child takes turns to grope for the fruit inside the ‘mystery box’.

  2. The teacher has to give cues and ask the child to guess what fruit it is inside.

  3. The teacher finally tells the class what fruit it is in the box, then takes it out, has the class pass it around. The teacher makes the children feel the fruit’s texture and share their feelings about the properties of the fruit.

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