Primary Resources

SLN linking visitTeaching resources ideal for use with primary school students at key stages one and two.  

These classroom resources provide ideas and activities for primary school students. The key stages shown are just a guideline: many of the activities can be adapted for a number of different age groups.

Who Am I?

Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover Download Word Download PDF

Four sessions that help learners to explore different features of their identity

 

Names Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsIndividual

This resource supports children to explore and value their name, their personality, their hopes and dreams and that of others.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

 

Identity Circles Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsIndividual

An activity that helps learners to explore different features of their identity

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

 

The Skin I’m In….Cannot Tell My Story Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

An activity using the book Skin Again to deal with the potentially controversial issue of skin colour and identity in a safe manner.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Questioning Willy the Wimp Download WordDownload PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

A series of questioning activities to explore the illustrated children’s story ‘Willy the Wimp’

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Visible and Invisible Differences Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

An activity that helps learners to think about how they see others and how others see them. It makes connections between what we see and identity.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Who’s Who? Identity Mysteries Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

A quiz-style activity that uses photographs and mysteries to explore how we tell who somebody is.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Strand by Me Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsTeacher led

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

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

What’s in My Backpack Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsIndividual

A critical thinking activity that gets learners to think about themselves and explore their own make-up through the metaphor of a backpack.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Individual

 

When is an Apple not an Apple?  Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsIndividual

Using Philosophy for Children this activity engages students together in a self-critical (reflective) practice of asking questions, testing ideas and arriving at conclusions.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Group

 

Who Are We?

Flying the Flag Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

A creative activity that gets learners to think about the ways in which we visually represent our own groups and learn about other groups.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Now You See It Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsGroup

A creative activity that gets learners to think about the ways in which we visually represent ourselves and learn about other groups.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Group

 

Who Are We Now? Oral Histories Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

Using comments, memory and extracts from the life story of an elderly lady to think about our own identity, and inspire the collection of further oral histories

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Something Else Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 130 minsTeacher led

A great picture book to explore ‘fitting in’, how we fit into different groups and the way we include people who join us.

KS1 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

A Boxful of Us Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsTeacher led

A show and tell activity, that supports a class to explore who they are.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

 

Change Places Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsTeacher led

A starter game which moves us on from seeing ourselves just as individuals, to seeing that we are also part of a group with things in common and things that are different.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

 

Mapping Who Are We Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

A simple mapping activity that encourages learners to think about the places that determine who we are.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Visible and Invisible DifferencesDownload Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

An activity that helps learners to think about how they see others and how others see them. It makes connections between what we see and identity.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Where Do We Live?

Where is our place? Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsTeacher led

Starter activity to learn or review where ‘our place’ is in the world. Introduces the idea of scale from the street to the world.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

 

The places in us Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsIndividual

Short individual activity that gets learners to think about the places that are important to them. Contributes to their understanding of multiple identities.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

 

Places namesDownload Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsGroup

Starter activity to explore where place names come from, and what meaning might be contained within a place name.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Group

 

My place through a lens Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsIndividual

Using images taken by learners to explore how we see where we live.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

 

A postcard from Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 130 minsGroup

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

KS1 | 30 Mins | Group

 

Google my place Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

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

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Virtual communities Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 360 minsGroup

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

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Local headlines Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

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

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Stories about place Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsTeacher led

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

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

Message in a bottle Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsIndividual

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

 

Top 10 of my places Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

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

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Britkid Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsIndividual

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

 

Thinking with your feet Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsTeacher led

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

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

 

How Do We All Live Together?

Being New Download WordDownload PDF

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. The following downloads from the Something Else Resource complement this work: Something Else Worksheet 1 – What did it feel like to be new – ask students to read the statements on this handout and write down their own experiences. Something Else Worksheet 2 – What did people do that was helpful – ask students to consider their own and other’s actions and reactions.

All Key Stages | 30 / 60 Mins | Teacher led / Group / Individual

 

Voices in the Park Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsGroup

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

 

Working Together Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 130 minsTeacher led

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

 

What’s in it for Me? Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 130 minsTeacher led

A KS1 activity that uses two stories to explore the ideas of sharing, helping each other, and understanding that we are all linked.

KS1 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

Silence Seeker – Exploring the Words We Choose Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

A series of activities using the book Silence Seeker by Ben Morley to explore the nature of our local place and how we live together.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

The Lost Thing Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

A picture book that raises questions about ‘fitting in’, and the way we support or ignore people who join us.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Helping Hands Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsTeacher led

An activity that explores the ways that people support and help us in different parts of our lives.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

We Are All Born Free Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsGroup

This picture book illustrating the 30 rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a great way to think about how we all live together, and should respect each others’ rights.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Group

 

Global Connections Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

How are we connected to people/places/cultures in other parts of the world.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Voices in the Park Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsGroup

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

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

Playing Sports Together Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsTeacher led

A discussion activity to think about both the friendly and competitive ways in which we play games and sports together.

KS2 | 30 Mins | Teacher led

 

Connected Communities Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 230 minsGroup

A simple mapping activity that looks at how two communities are connected, and the different routeways and pathways they share.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led

 

Starfish Story Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 215 minsTeacher led

The starfish story can be a helpful way to help learners understand active citizenship and encourage them that it is worth taking action to make a difference.

KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

 

It Goes Without Saying Download Word Download PDF

Key Stage 260 minsTeacher led

An activity that explores the hidden or unwritten rules that help us all to live together.

KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led