Fish is the Dish
N I Curriculum

Northern Irish Curriculum

Six great lesson plans aimed at ages 6-8, plus videos and downloadable material for teachers to use in the classroom.

Lessons and resources designed to engage children with fish as a food

The Fish is the Dish Education Resources Pack is a set of cross-circular lessons and resources designed to engage children with fish as a food, the different species of fish, fish dishes and the health benefits of eating fish. Our introductory flyer explains exactly what the resource pack is and what is included.

The resources focus on six species of fish - plaice, haddock, crab, langoustine, scallop and mackerel - which represent white fish, shellfish and oily fish.

Key activities include making simple, tasty fish dishes such as Tropical prawn/langoustine rice, Crunchy crab cakes and tasting different fish.

The pack and online resources provide teachers with the tools they need to deliver fun and engaging lessons for their pupils. The home-school workbooks provide activities for children to work on at home with their parent/carer (more information) to encourage engagement.

Here are the full Teacher notes. We recommend that you teach the six lessons in a block, however we have separated the teacher notes in to individual lessons in case you wish to run specific lessons in isolation.

Lesson 1

Lesson 1 - Fish and me

In the first of our six lesson plans, children get the chance to explore fish species and what they can make with it. They will also be able to share...

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Lesson 2

Lesson 2 - Fish and my friends

Showing children how to collect information on tables and charts. Collecting information from their classmates about which species they prefer. They will then be able to discuss the results with...

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Lesson 3

Lesson 3 - Fish on my plate

This lesson concentrates on Personal Development and Mutual Understanding, helping the children develop some simple recipes along with some videos of children cooking the recipes. The children should be encouraged...

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Lesson 4

Lesson 4 - Fish facts

The Fish Facts lesson provides the opportunity for children to explore how eating the right types and amounts of food can help them to stay healthy. This lesson supports Personal...

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Lesson 5

Lesson 5 - Fish for my family

Fish for my Family looks at how the children can survey their family members to find out their eating habits with fish. Part of the lesson is for the children...

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Lesson 6

Lesson 6 - Fish and fitness

Fish and fitness looks at the importance of eating a healthy diet, explain how exercise affects their bodies and encourages them to make health pledges for the future in order...

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