Teacher resources

There are four lessons in the Allergy Adventures® Workshop. Each is supported by a short video, classroom slides and activity sheets to suit different age groups: either ages 5-7 (Key Stage 1), or ages 7-11 (Key Stage 2). The lessons are designed to work on their own or in sequence, so you can do them one after the other, or dip in and out as your timetable allows.

Curricular links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T and Art.

 

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Each lesson resource pack contains:

  • workshop overview
  • detailed lesson plan
  • classroom slides
  • pupil activity sheets
  • reward certificate

Choose the age group you need:

Ages 5-7 resource  
Ages 7-11 resource  
 

Ages 5-7 resource (Key Stage 1)
You can download all four lessons in one nifty pack OR pick individual lessons to teach as and when it suits you.

LESSON 1 RESOURCE PACK

WHAT IS A FOOD ALLERGY?

Children learn the top nine allergens and the foods where they can be found. Discover why these innocent-looking foods can cause big problems to someone with a food allergy. Then watch science and art collide, as children make magic magnifying glasses to reveal more allergen discoveries!

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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LESSON 2 RESOURCE PACK

WHY DO ALLERGIC REACTIONS OCCUR?

How small? Micro! Travel inside the human body, to learn how the immune system protects us from germs and diseases. Find out what happens in the body during an allergic reaction and the symptoms this causes. Children make a flurry of tissue paper micro allergens to support their understanding.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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LESSON 3 RESOURCE PACK

HOW TO AVOID CROSS-CONTAMINATION

Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean its safe for someone with a food allegy. The serious subject of cross-contamination is tackled with a fun experiment involving handshakes and paint. (No mess involved, honest!) It explains the importance of hand washing, to stop the spread of allergens and harmful microbes.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T.

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LESSON 4 RESOURCE PACK

KEEP FRIENDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES SAFE!

Friends can be a big help by understanding the hidden dangers in food, and learning how to keep friends with food allergies safe. Find out why sharing food is not always a kind thing to do and what to do if a friend has an allergic reaction. The class creates a sunshine of helping hands to display the key safety points. 

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T.

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COMPLETE RESOURCE PACK

LESSONS 1-4 (Ages 5-7: KS1)

Download everything you need to teach all four lessons tailored to children aged 5-7. (Note: the file size is a whopper - 14.9mb.) Or you can download individual lessons below.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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Ages 7-11 resource (Key Stage 2)
You can download all four lessons in one nifty pack OR pick individual lessons to teach as and when it suits you.

LESSON 1 RESOURCE PACK

WHAT IS A FOOD ALLERGY?

Get the whole class turning into super-sleuths for this lesson and hunt down common allergens in food. Children learn how to scan an ingredient label for allergens, and discover the weird places where they can hide. 

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T.

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LESSON 2 RESOURCE PACK

WHY DO ALLERGIC REACTIONS OCCUR?

Head into the microscopic world of the immune system to see what happens when allergens enter the body of someone with a food allergy, and what symptoms this can cause. But have children understood the science behind an allergic reaction? Their micro comic strip creations will reveal all.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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LESSON 3 RESOURCE PACK

HOW TO AVOID CROSS-CONTAMINATION

Children learn how good food hygiene can stop the spread of allergens and keep safe foods, safe! Then the magic begins when you perform a scientific experiment that proves the allergen-busting power of soap. Who knew soap was a real Soap-a-hero?!

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T.

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LESSON 4 RESOURCE PACK

KEEP FRIENDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES SAFE!

Who's up for the challenge to create a healthy packed lunch that doesn't contain certain allergens? Children learn nutritional facts about food and why it's never OK to share food with friends who have food allergies.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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COMPLETE RESOURCE PACK

LESSONS 1-4 (Ages 7-11: KS2)

Download everything you need to teach all four lessons tailored to children aged 7-11. (Please note: the file is on the large size - 17.6mb). Or you can download individual lessons below.

Curricular Links: PSHE, Science, Literacy, D&T, Art.

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