Posts in KS 2
Talking Mental Health Animation and Toolkit: Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

A toolkit produced by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families aimed at providing primary school students with an understanding of mental health and the difference between “every day feelings” and “big feelings” as well as developing an understanding of what good listening skills look like.

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The Power of Youth Social Action #IWill Impact Report

The #IWill campaign has produced an impact report exploring the positive outcomes which have resulted from young people engaging in youth social action projects in their local communities. The report shows that young people increasingly want to participate in youth social action projects as a way of getting their voices heard. The report includes sections on what good youth social action projects look like and the critical role that schools have to play in encouraging young people to engage in social action projects.

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Setting up a Debate Club: A Guide for Primary Schools - The English Speaking Union

A great guide from The English Speaking Union on how to set up a Debate Club for primary school students. The guide includes information on planning and facilitating the first session and examples of topics that are suitable for Key Stage 2 students to debate. The model can be used in PSHE, RSE and Citizenship lessons as an alternative to traditional Circle Time activities or can be set up as an after-school activity to help improve students’ communication skills and self-confidence.

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UK Parliament Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans for PSHE and Citizenship Lessons:

The UK Parliament Education team has produced a wide variety of resources and lesson plans which can be used by teachers in PSHE and Citizenship lessons to help students to learn about the role that Parliament plays in our day-to-day-lives, as well as to learn about the importance of voting and being an active British citizen. Resources include the “Discover the UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the “Get to Know your UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stage 3.

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Nothing About Me Without Me: A Disability Equality Education Teaching and Learning Resource for PSHE Education

A guide produced by Carousel, an award-winning charity which specialises in supporting people with learning disabilities to develop their creative skills, for use in PSHE lessons. The innovative resource is designed to help narrow the attainment gap of students with disabilities as well as to tackle disability-focussed bullying and harassment in schools.

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Equaliteach Guide: Tackling Disability-Related Bullying in Primary Schools

A guide produced by Equaliteach for frontline professionals in primary schools designed to help them to address bullying and harassment based on prejudice towards students who have a disability or are perceived to have a disability in an effective manner. The guide includes ideas on activities that can be used to discuss disability and to discuss the importance of tackling bullying on the basis of disability with students.

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International Slavery Museum Resources for Schools

A comprehensive pack designed by the International Slavery Museum for use by teachers in Key Stage 2 and 3 PSHE, RSE, Citizenship, RE or History lessons to teach students about the slave trade in an open and frank way. The resources draw on documents and art that is displayed in the museum.

Sections covered in the resources include learning about Africa, the Atlantic Passage, Plantation Life and the story behind Abolition.

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Disability Action Alliance Information Pack for Professionals working with Children and Young People in Schools

A comprehensive pack designed by Disability Action Alliance to help frontline professionals working with children in schools to develop their awareness of disability, including how they can take action to tackle Disability Hate Crime. The pack includes links to a variety of resources that have been designed, by different organisations, including resources designed by Altogether Better which focus on developing students’ ability to question the stories that they read in mainstream media articles about disabled people, particularly the negative language.

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The Linking Network: Primary lessons that develop an understanding of British values and universal values

A great guide from The Linking Network providing lesson plan ideas on teaching students about British values and universal values in order to develop the understanding and skills they need to be a British citizen. Lesson plans are provided on Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Diversity.

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Teaching Body Image In a Digital World- Education Executive Article

An interesting article published in Education Executive which explores how teachers can teach about body image in a relevant and engaging way, with recourse to talking about the digital world. The article mentions the importance of students having access to PSHE and RSE lessons which focus on navigating the challenges of using social media in a positive way.

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Early Support for Military-Connected Families: Evaluation of services at NSPCC Military Sites

A new report by the NSPCC Learning team which evaluates interventions and services which are provided to military-connected families at NSPCC Military Sites.

Findings from the report include:

  • Drop-in services can provide the early-help support that children need to cope with the challenge of having a parent/parents who are in the Armed Forces

  • Parents who access drop-in services were more likely to feel less socially isolated and lonely

  • School-aged children valued opportunities at the drop-in centres to talk about their mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.

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Youth Social Action Day 2019 #IWill Pack for Young People

The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.

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Body Image: How we think and feel about our bodies research

New research compiled by the Mental Health Foundation exploring body image and how it effects our mental health and levels of emotional wellbeing. The research explores body image in each life stage, as well as provides information on how we can protect, promote and maintain body image and encourage body positivity.

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Sexting in Schools and Colleges: Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people

A guide from the UK Council for Child Internet Safety for education professionals in schools and colleges to help them respond effectively to incidents of sexting to ensure that the wellbeing of young people is safeguarded. The guide includes sections on disclosure and reporting incidents to the police, searching students’ devices and educating young people about sexting in PSHE and RSE lessons.

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Childline Exam Stress and Pressure Resources

A resources page from Childline to help students to develop the resilience skills and self-care strategies they need to cope with exam stress and pressure. Information includes advice on how to spot the signs of exam stress, coping strategies to deal with pressure and how to navigate external challenges and problems that may compound exam stress, such as relationship issues.

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Support to Tackle Exam Stress from BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize has developed a number of resources for young people to explore when preparing for exams and for dealing with exam-related stress which can be shared by teachers in form time .

The resources available include:

  • Dr Radha’s Exam Survivors podcast

  • How to deal with exam stress video

  • Exam Essentials Series.

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