Primary Resources

Teaching resources ideal for use with primary school students at key stages one and two.

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Using the picture book ‘What Friends Do Best’ by Jonathan Emmett and Nathan Reed to explore how working together is sometimes the only way to get things done.

KS1 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

Ideas for using the book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne to think critically about how we all live together.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Group

Being new

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An activity which explores how a student, who is new to a school, perhaps having moved from a different part of the country, or even within the same city, feels about their experience. It is also helpful for students to consider the feelings of those new to an environment, and ways they can welcome them.
All Key Stages | 30 / 60 Mins | Teacher led / Group / Individual

A participatory activity exploring the local, national and global scales of where we live, based on the Geoscapes activity.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

Britkid

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Using the popular Britkid website, this activity focuses on the different views that we may each have of where we live, and the relationship between identity and place.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Individual

A fun and participatory activity that allows learners to discover the connections between themselves.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

An activity that uses the ‘message in a bottle’ metaphor to engage learners in thinking about what their place means to them.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

Stories about place

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Using stories to help learners explore the way people think and feel about where they live.

KS2/3 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

Local Headlines

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Using local newspapers to explore how where we live is represented in the local media.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

Virtual Communities

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An ICT activity in which learners think about the relationship between the Internet and their sense of community.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

Google my place

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Starter activity using Google Images (or Google Earth) to see our place (the local) from a global perspective.

KS2/3 | 60 Mins | Group

A collaborative activity that gets learners to create a postcard from where they live for sharing with a link partner.

KS1 | 30 Mins | Group