Hot/Cold Food SortingThis resource is aimed at pupils in junior classes or pupils with speech and language difficulties. Categorisation is an important skill for younger/SEN pupils to develop. This resource aims to develop categorisation skills as well as to encourage oral language. This sorting activity focuses on hot and cold food. It would also be suitable for a class working on a restaurant Aistear theme.

All pages should be laminated. The small images on pages 3-4 should then be cut out. Velcro should be attached to the squares on pages 1-2 and at the back of all cut out squares from pages 3-4. With a teacher/SNA working with a pupil, pages 1-2 are placed on the table. The cut-out images could then be handed to the pupil one at a time and ask them what it is and to place it on the correct sheet. When the pupil is achieving success with this, more than one image can be handed to them at a time. Eventually, all 12 images could be handed to the pupil at once to sort.

There is a reference image at the top of each category page to assist pupils. Images are also colour co-ordinated to assist with categorisation. A word is used at the bottom of each image for pupils who are able to read.

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