Anti-Bullying - KS1

Lessons to help KS1 children think about what bullying means, why people might be bullied (or bully others) and different ways people can be bullied. Stories and activities explore the impact of name-calling, ignoring people or leaving them out, as well as more physically aggressive behaviours. Includes the lessons: Bullying: I won't be made to feel bad, Bullying: Sticks and Stones, More than One Friend, Refugees: The Stranger, Tongue, Please Help Mitali

Only £18.75 including the following lessons:

Bullying: I won't be made to feel bad

In this lesson the Go-Givers characters describe how they dealt with incidents of bullying, and children have an opportunity to reflect on their own experiences.

Cross-curricular links: literacy; drama

Learning Activities:

  • Discussing the ways in which people are different from each other
  • Bullying drama
  • Forming a human chain of experiences and looking at the role of bystanders
  • Making a kindness garden. Templates provided

Bullying: Sticks and Stones

A short, practical activity with a paper heart to demonstrate the hurt caused by name calling.

Learning Activities:

  • A whole class activity using paper hearts
  • Discussing the well-known phrase ‘sticks and stones can break your bones but words can never hurt you’. Can mean words leave scars on other’s hearts?

    "Lovely activity for my year 3 class, very appropriate for this year's anti-bullying theme. Thank You."

    "Lovely lesson idea. I'm going to use it with year one for anti-bullying week. It's really visual."

More than One Friend

This lesson is based around an animated story in which Go-Givers character  Anna makes a new friend, a bee named Stripy, and her other friend Digby feels left out. This story addresses the issues of loyalty and jealousy in friendships.

Cross-curricular links: science, maths

Learning Activities:

  • Finding out about bees
  • Making tessellating honeycomb patterns using triangles and hexagons
  • Creating a class friendship book


Refugees: The Stranger

Go-Givers character Ahmeti is new to Britain and is worried about how she will fit in. This animated story looks at similarities and difference between people; including nationality, language, food and culture, and how they should be embraced. It also considers the practical and emotional responses of moving to a new country, and how children’s behaviour can affect others. 

Cross-curricular links: literacy, geography 

Learning Activities:

  • Discussing how it feels to be in a country where you do not speak the native language
  • Researching and creating a display about the country/region of origin of a pupil or teacher at school
  • Writing a short story entitled “A New Pupil Arrives at School”
  • Establishing a partnership with a school abroad



This lesson considers the importance of words, as illustrated by a West Indian legend: how words can be used to create goodness and happiness, but can also be used to be spiteful and to spread lies. The lesson also explores the five senses. 

Cross-curricular links: literacy, science

Learning Activities:

  • Discussing the five senses, and how they help us to explore our world
  • Discussing how other creatures use their senses differently; examples given include fish and insects
  • Exploring how negative comments make us feel
  • Converting “put downs” into positive comments 
  • Writing  tongue twisters.


Please Help Mitali

This lesson follows the behaviour of our Go-Givers character Mitali, and explores why he is behaving badly, what choices he is making, and how children and adults can help.

Cross-curricular links: Literacy, Art & Design, PSHE

Learning Activities:

  • Writing a poem about positive contributions Mitali can make to his school community
  • Creating a fact file about animals that help humans in different ways
  • Painting a picture or creating a collage about animals that help us



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