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Subject area:
Extremism, Fundamental British Values, Hate crime, Online safety, Radicalisation, Refugees, Religion, Stereotyping
Age group:
KS 1, KS 2
Lesson ideas

Lesson plans for Reception to Year 6 including fun and creative ways to incorporate fundamental British values into the curriculum. The 26 lesson plans developed by St Sebastian’s Primary School provide clear Prevent objectives, age-appropriate applications and creative methods for getting messages across in an engaging and inclusive way. The lessons are for a range of ages and include subjects and ideas children will already know or which are an important part of the school curriculum. Teachers may want to implement specific lessons or use the suite of materials as inspiration to embed British values into their own syllabuses.


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2YO - Hoggy the Hedgehog

Understanding the world, people and communities — activities aimed at pre-school children using a puppet hedgehog.

Foundation 1 - People who help us

Children talk about how family members help them and explore the special jobs of people who help them in their community.

Foundation 2 - Eucharist

Helping children to understand how we gather together with reverence and respect in church and to recognise places of worship.

Foundation 2 - Getting on and falling out

Getting children to explore how they and others feel after a fall out and how to resolve conflict.

My World, Your World

Helping children to identify similarities and differences between people and cultures around the world using the ‘My World, Your World’ book as support.

Foundation 2 - Rainbow Fish

Working with children to understand the importance of sharing, building healthy relationships and resolving conflict.

Foundation 2 - Elmer Elephant

Getting children to appreciate differences and similarities between themselves and their peers.

Year 1 - Music from around the world

Helping children to appreciate music from different countries and to identify musical instruments popular in each country.

Year 1 - Own locality

Working with children to identify different roles/jobs within the community and identify people who help us in our community

Year 2 - Here Comes the Sun

Teaching children to name some of the main towns and cities in the UK and to understand what makes their locality special.

Year 2 - The Beatles

A lesson about the impact of John Lennon and The Beatles in recent British history and their influence on our lives today.

Year 3 – Democracy in ancient Egypt

To explore the strengths / weaknesses of varying political systems and compare how the Ancient Egyptians ruled compared to Britain today.

Year 3 - Victorians and stereotyping

Understanding what a stereotype is, recognising and challenging stereotypes — in both Victorian and modern context.

Year 4 - Community dance

To explore carnival dance movements, express and interpret carnival music and understand the power of carnival to create community bonds.

Year 4 - Editing HTML

Helping pupils to locate and inspect the underlying HTML code of a website, to edit the HMTL code of a website and understand and validate internet information.

Year 4 - London's calling

To identify places within our local community that are of importance and to express their opinion of our local community.

Year 5 - Anglo-Saxons

Helping pupils to understand migration in its different forms and comparing the Vikings to people leaving their countries to settle elsewhere today.

Year 5 - Fairtrade

To explain what fair trade is, understand ways in which people can help and how fair trade can help the global community.

Year 5 - Judaism

The children will learn how to show respect for other religions and understand about the main points of significance in a synagogue.

Year 6 - Asylum

To help students understand why people become asylum seekers and refugees and to empathise with the situation of people seeking asylum.

Year 6 - Global community

To recognise the responsibilities of acting as positive ‘Global Citizens’ and to explore positive contributions to areas in need.

Year 6 - Greek democracy

To explain what democracy is, different systems of democracy and compare ancient and modern democracy.

Year 6 - Grooming

This lesson asks students to write and film a stop motion film that demonstrates the signs of online grooming and how to seek help and support.

Year 6 - Location data

Helping students to understand GPS, how social media uses location data and the associated dangers.

Year 6 - Slavery in Liverpool

To understand the significance of Liverpool in the slave trade and to explore the role of Liverpool in the ‘global community’ of slavery.

Year 5/6 - Changes

To reflect upon spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues using empathy to understand other people’s experiences of change.