Living in the Wider World
These resources help children to achieve objectives taken from the PSHE Association Programme of Study KS1 & KS2 Core Theme 3 Living in the Wider World, particularly the strands of ‘Shared Responsibilities’ and ‘Communities’. n addition, these resources will help children to achieve objectives from the Citizenship Programme of Study for Ks1 & KS2. Specific objectives are outlined at on the PowerPoint for each resource.
Here We Are
This resource uses the book, Here We Are, a wonderfully illustrated book by Oliver Jeffers, where readers are taken on a tour of Earth. The key messages of acceptance, kindness and caring for the planet (and its inhabitants) are conveyed in a simple yet effective way. Use this PowerPoint to explore these key themes.
Under the Same Sky
This resource uses the book Under the Same Sky with the inclusive message of ‘togetherness’. It is great for younger children with thought provoking ideas about how we all live under the same sky and the children’s own hopes and dreams.
Hopes and Dreams
This resource has a look at key figures, some of whom children may recognise and explores the hopes and dreams that these individuals have for themselves and for others. Using this as inspiration, children then think about hopes and dreams they have not only for themselves but for others and the world that we live in.
The Secret Sky Garden
This resource looks at the book The Secret Sky Garden, which is an excellent primary read. It prompts thought on the importance of caring for the environment and explores the importance of friendship.
This resource uses ideas from the fantastic book ‘We Are All Born Free‘ by Amnesty, Freedom Park shows Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “We all have the right to life”. Children can explore the different messages they can see within the image , they can also create their very own version of Freedom Park! Powerpoint 1 Powerpoint 2
This resource based on the poem ‘Together’ by Matt Goodfellow helps children explore the power of ‘togetherness’ and the importance of working together. After reading the poem, children have a go at creating their own.
Elephant in my Kitchen – Save our planet
This resource uses the book, “Elephant in my Kitchen” by Smriti Halls, a wonderfully illustrated, funny, silly and hugely topical picture book that is perfect for inspiring the next Greta Thunberg, Wangari Maathai or David Attenborough. The key messages of acceptance, kindness and caring for the planet (and its inhabitants) are conveyed in a simple yet effective way.
This resource uses the book Dreamer by Brian Moses with the inclusive message of ‘togetherness’ and sharing the planet. It is great for provoking ideas about how we all live under the same sky and exploring children’s own hopes and dreams. Pupils can create their own dreamcatcher as part of this activity.
This resource will help children about how they can be kinder and about the positive impact this can have on others. Use this PowerPoint to talk about ways we can spread kindness through small (and big) acts. As well as thinking here are some things you could make – a Kindness Jar, a Kindness Hand, a Kindness Chatterbox or even a Kindness Calendar.
This resource contains two lessons focusing on Democracy and is placed within a set of lessons based around British Values and ‘How do we all live together?’ These lessons are designed to be thought provoking and informative and can be used to begin to create an understanding for children of what democracy means in their lives.
Rule of Law
This resource contains two lessons focusing on The Rule of Law and is placed within a set of lessons based around British Values and ‘How do we all live together?’ These lessons are designed to be thought provoking and informative and can be used to begin to create an understanding for children of what the Rule of Law means in their lives.
Here’s an activity that will allow children to talk about the changes that have taken place in our lives recently. The wonderful Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have updated their storybook characters to fit with the current times. We’ve created a PowerPoint and some questions to accompany their work.
This resource using ‘The Suitcase’ tells a gentle tale of tolerance and kindness towards others. Lots of speaking, listening and big questions for children to work through with an art opportunity as an outcome.