We Are Britain
British Values

Celebrate family history and culture. Share your family story, your interests, hobbies and family traditions. Find out what the different cultures represented in the class eat for breakfast and have a class ‘Breakfast Club’ that celebrates the diversity of all.

Session 1 This is us! Part 1

Objectives

Art

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing and painting to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

History

  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Learn about changes in living memory.

SMSC

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural tradition by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Paint a realistic full-length self portrait.
  • Increase self-knowledge of their own family and their story, culture and traditions.
  • Develop tolerance, harmony and respect between different people groups

You Will Need

  • Mirrors: hand held and full length
  • Large palettes to mix paints
  • A1 art paper
  • Tape measures
  • Lengths of string
  • Till roll paper
  • Guess who? type games
  • Jig-saw puzzles
  • World map
  • Fiction and non-fiction books, multi-cultural, families around the world
  • Soft toys, dolls, puppets
  • Play dough
  • Small world play figures
  • Ice cream, cones and toppings

Session 2 This is us! Part 2

Objectives

Art

  • Use drawing and painting to develop and share ideas, experiences and imagination.
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

History

  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Learn about changes in living memory.

SMSC

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural tradition by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Observe themselves carefully, identifying their facial features to add to their self portrait.
  • Increase self-knowledge of their own family and their story, culture and traditions.
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of their family and those of their classmates.

You Will Need

  • Adult ‘Sherlock Holmes’ detective outfit and magnifying glass
  • Mirrors
  • Oil pastels
  • Dry painted self-portraits from previous session
  • Tape measures
  • Lengths of string
  • Till roll paper
  • Guess who? type games
  • Jig-saw puzzles
  • World map
  • Fiction and non-fiction books, multi-cultural, families around the world
  • Assortment of soft toys, dolls, puppets
  • Play dough
  • Small world play figures

Session 3 My family

Objectives

SMSC

  • Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem & self-confidence.
  • Develop tolerance & harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own & other cultures.
  • Not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

History

  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Learn about changes in living memory.

Geography

  • Use world maps, atlases + globes to identify UK and its countries, as well as global countries and oceans.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Increase self-knowledge of their own family and their story, culture and traditions.
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of their family and those of their classmates.
  • Develop tolerance, harmony and respect between different people groups.
  • Begin to learn about the history of their family.
  • Locate UK on world map and other global countries

Provided Resources

  • Instructions for adding speech bubbles
  • Extracts from We are Britain!’ by Benjamin Zephaniah

You Will Need

  • We are Britain by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Large world map
  • Post-it notes or small labels and blu tack
  • Maps, globes and atlases

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.

Session 4 Ice creams to shields!

Objectives

SMSC

  • Develop an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally.

Art

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
  • Use drawing, painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Increase self-knowledge by reflecting on their interests & abilities and their family’s story, culture & traditions.
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of each family represented in their class.
  • Develop tolerance, harmony and respect between different people groups.
  • Create their own shield.
  • Begin to learn about the history of the UK and Magna Carta.

Provided Resources

  • Extracts from We are Britain!’ by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Examples of shield designs

You Will Need

  • We are Britain by Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Menorah and kippur
  • Class set small white boards
  • Knight role-play outfit adult size with helmet obscuring face
  • Pre-cut card shield shapes
  • Gummed and tissue paper, foil

Session 5 Breakfast club preparation

Objectives

SMSC

  • Develop tolerance & harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

Geography

  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East, and West).
  • Use basic geographical vocab for key physical and human features
  • Write own address.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Develop tolerance, harmony and respect between different people groups.
  • Write an invitation to the breakfast club.
  • Write their own address.
  • Begin to learn about the 4 nations of the UK, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • World Map Family Links with captions (made in S1)
  • Breakfast cereal packet
  • Envelopes
  • Copy of each child’s home address
  • Unmarked map of UK.

Session 6 Breakfast club celebration!

Objectives

SMSC

  • Develop tolerance & harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures.

Geography

  • Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West).
  • Use basic geographical vocab for key physical + human features.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Develop tolerance, harmony and respect between different people groups
  • Celebrate diversity by eating breakfast together
  • Experience food from different parts of the world
  • Location of these countries on the world map and direction from UK
  • Develop awareness of religion and prayer
  • Learn to say thank you

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Breakfast food from around the world
  • Flag and label for each representative country
  • Room decorations, flag bunting, balloons
  • Paper plates
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Sophie Fatus, Barefoot Books
  • Coloured and decorated A4 thank you sheets