Key Stage 2: Lessons

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Browse our cross-curricular lessons linked to PSHE and Citizenship to develop children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning. Lessons are available to purchase in bundles by theme, year group or by creating your own bundle. Like what you see? Subscribe as an individual or as a school for additional tools, support and training options – and make a saving!

Lesson Bundles by Theme

Below are a list of bundles available by theme. Click the ‘view’ link to view the lessons that are included in the bundle.

Each bundle contains 6 lessons. Each lesson consists of an editable PowerPoint presentation and a document containing learning objectives, key vocabulary and some suggested activities.


Lesson Bundles by Year Group

Below are a list of bundles available by theme. Click the ‘view’ link to view the lessons that are included in the bundle.

Each bundle contains 6 lessons. Each lesson consists of an editable PowerPoint presentation and a document containing learning objectives, key vocabulary and some suggested activities.


Build your own bundle

Build your own bundle by selecting any 6 lessons. Each lesson consists of an editable PowerPoint presentation and a document containing learning objectives, key vocabulary and some suggested activities. You can mix lessons from KS1 and KS2 in the same bundle. To switch key stages, use the links on the menu top left of the page.

To get started, browse the lesson descriptions below, click ‘Add lesson’ for each lesson you wish to add to your bundle.

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*You can have up to 6 lessons per bundle.

Animal Care: Creature Kindness

A lesson about the advantages and disadvantages of pet ownership, the importance of taking care of animals and the work of animal welfare charities such as the RSPCA.

Belonging to Groups

Groups we belong to and how they support us. The positive and negative aspects of groups. Anti-bullying. Team roles and tasks.

Bereavement: Treasured Memories

Coping with bereavement. An allegorical tale. Coming to terms with loss in school.

Bullying: Prepare to Stand Up and Stand Out

This lesson looks at ways in which we differ from each other and how we can develop a positive body image. The children learn intervention strategies through role play.

Care for the Elderly: The Grey Years

A lesson about ageing to help children experience what it feels like to be old. How charities help older people retain their independence.

Charitable Giving Through History

A lesson about why charities exist and how they started, the role of the Victorian workhouse, almshouses, and how government helps those in need. Which are the most popular charitable causes today?

Child Slavery: All for Profit

The Unicef Rights of the Child. How children across the world are enslaved or bonded to serve the needs of business.

Children's Needs: Roots and Wings

What children need to make the most of their potential. How charities support children in need. Writing poems about carers and gifts for a new born baby. Experiment to investigate root growth.

Clear Thinking - Proverbs and more

How clear thinking involves a number of different skills that help us solve problems and make decisions. This lesson includes a survival game and looks at how proverbs from a range of countries have guided people over the centuries.

Climate and Farming

How climate can affect farming across the world, using the 'World Viewer'. The possible effects of global warming on food production. Making board games to demonstrate the hazards farmers face.

Conscience Corridor

A Speaking and Listening activity which provides an opportunity for children to put forward and listen to arguments, and make informed decisions.

Culture: The Roma

A celebration of cultural diversity - the similarities which unite us and the differences that enrich us. This lesson takes a particular look at Roma culture. Activities include creating a collage and drama.


A three part module explaining democracy in simple terms. How children can participate. Creating a new political party. The Suffragette movement. 

Developing Personal Filters

Recent surveys show that most children have been exposed to pornography by the age of nine. The purpose of this lesson is to show them why it is important to develop personal filters as protection.

Disaster: Quake

How individuals can use their particular skills to help in a disaster. How earthquakes happen. Descriptive writing.

Disasters: Prevention is Better than Cure

How tragedies can be avoided if preventative measures are taken. Safety in the home, school etc. Why humans need to take risks.

Discussion Scenarios: Dizzy Dilemmas

Open-ended, real life personal and social dilemmas for discussion.


How the emergency services operate. The role of the volunteer. How to administer basic First Aid. Interviews with the staff of Kent Air Ambulance.

Equal Opportunities

Understanding what equal opportunities means and the nature of prejudice. Groups which may be discriminated against. Agree a logo using the Decision Making Tool.

Fact Files

A concise file of interesting facts about caring and generosity to encourage further research.

Fairtrade: Have a Banana

How Fairtrade can create a more equal market for the independent producer. The health giving properties of a banana. Persuasive writing.

Family Break Up: My Mum Doesn't Live Here Any More

A lesson designed to help children cope with family break up. The Learning Activities include a discussion around different types of families and an activity to demonstrate the importance of good communication.

Famous Philanthropists

How some successful business people have donated large sums of money to charitable causes. What are the things that enrich/impoverish our lives?

For & Against: Where Do You Stand?

A lesson offering a number of issues on which children will have to think about where they stand. After listening to the arguments, for and against, will they change their opinions?

Freedom Bird and the Arab Uprisings

Black history in the making! This lesson starts with an allegorical tale about freedom, and develops into a simple overview of the Arab uprisings.

Gandhi: Great Soul

Lesson about the life of Mahatma Gandhi and how he brought about change by peaceful means. Revenge and forgiveness. Racism and the law.

Gifts and Opportunities

A lesson for January to facilitate goal setting (making resolutions) at the start of the new year. Learning Activities include discussion about role models, visualisation and a quiz about Roman gods.

Go-Givers Community Centre

Create a Community Centre and a programme of activities to suit the needs of the Go-Givers and their families.

Hard Times

Lesson exploring the causes and effects of hard times. What is a recession? What is 'interest'? How can children help save money?

Healthcare: Improving Life Chances

A lesson exploring how life expectancy is increased with better medical care and how charities are working to improve healthcare in developing countries. Interview with Patti Boulaye.

History of the Olympics

This lesson explores the origins of the Olympic Games. The Learning Activities delve further into the rivalry between the Spartans and Athenians, and invite a debate about the relative merits of brains and brawn.

Homophobia: Respecting All Our Differences

A lesson addressing homophobic bullying, and looks at different kinds of families. The Learning Activities include a bullying survey and means of identifying what is unique about each of us.


This lesson explores our multiple identities and the different groups we belong to using a poem to encourage curiosity about people living in multi-cultural Britain today. By exploring similarities and differences, the lesson also introduces the concept of prejudice. 

Immigration: Coming to Britain

Invaders and settlers; a potted history of immigration to Britain. How would it feel to leave your home to live in a country where nobody speaks your language? Vocabulary we have adopted from other languages. Interview with Headteacher from the Punjab.

Independence for Scotland?

This lesson focuses on the make up of the UK and the question of Scottish independence. It explores the issues of loyalty and patriotism.

It's A Good News Day!

Examine the local and national press for good news stories about kindness and giving.

Keeping Safe in Cyberspace

Through the Go-Givers characters we learn about the dangers in cyberspace and the effects of cyber-bullying. Activities include a quiz and role play. 

Knife Crime: Shielding from Harm

Knife crime in the news. Keeping safe and standing up to peer pressure. What does the law say about carrying knives?

Magna Carta

Exploring concepts of fairness and justice and how the Magna Carta is the foundation for equality before the law in the UK. Learning Activities ask children to research people who fought for justice, find out about our system of jury service and write their own Queen's Speech.


A lesson about the fascinating country of Mali, and about how the community works together to keep their mosque in good repair. Play some co-operative games and try making adobe bricks.

Martin Luther King: Sacrificing All for the Dream

Lesson about how Martin Luther King achieved change through peaceful protest. The nature of prejudice.

Mary Seacole & Florence Nightingale: Pioneering Nurses

How Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale overcame prejudice in order to help others. The importance of good hygiene, particularly in hospitals. Crossword.

Mediation: Resolving Conflict

Lesson to help children understand how to resolve conflicts and develop mediation skills. An allegorical tale about the benefits of negotiation. Creating silhouette designs.

Meet the Go-Givers

An introduction to the Go-Givers characters. The lesson includes a quiz, and activities to help children understand the nature of fear and shyness.


This lesson looks at how microorganisms can be helpful and harmful. The learning activities include handwashing experiments and growing bacteria, and discussion around the work of Edward Jenner and Alexander Fleming.

Mind the Gap: Between Developed and Developing Countries

A global quiz highlights the gap between the West and developing countries. The Millennium Development Goals. Poetry from the perspective of a child living in the developing world.

Mo Farah

'Inspiring a generation'. This lesson takes us on Mo's amazing journey from Somalia to London 2012. The learning activities give us some insight into the plight of the refugee and the secret of success.

Moral Values: When is Enough Enough?

A lesson to illustrate how our moral values can be gradually eroded. For older children the theme can be extended into a wider context, the moral values of a government and a nation - in this case Nazi Germany.

Nelson Mandela

Exploring Nelson Mandela's struggle against apartheid. Considering different points of view about famous people in history and that struggles for freedom are not necessarily peaceful. Learning activities include drama and creative writing.

Occupy London Stock Exchange

The story of the protests outside St Paul’s cathedral in London. Discussion about the right to peaceful protest.

Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

A lesson exploring the environmental, social and financial cost of the oil spill. Looking at alternative energy sources.

Opposites Game

A 'card' game to familiarise pupils with Citizenship vocabulary.

Our Interconnected World

This lesson explores how events in one part of the world can have a global impact, taking the examples of the war in Syria, the ebola crisis and fluctuating oil prices. Learning activities include investigating where in the world every day items are made.

Peer Pressure: It's Your Choice

A story about 'Peer Group Pressure'. It also addresses role models, road safety and the need for rules.

Photo Captions

How the media presents information. Recognising and challenging stereotypes.

Pollution: Cleaning Up Our Air

Lesson about the causes of global warming, sustainable energy and cutting emissions. Learning activities look at how the air in London was improved and what we can do on a local level.

Puberty: Don't Make Your Best Friend have to tell you!

Lesson about body odour and the importance of personal hygiene during puberty. How to tackle sensitive issues with a friend.

Quick Quest

Mini research activities, suitable for homework.


After studying the Worldly Wisdoms composing quotations based in issues explored on this website.


A reminder that the first step to developing respect for others is to acknowledge that all people have value. The Learning Activities suggest ways in which we can show respect, learn self-respect and make our school more respectful.

Rights & Responsibilities: Freedom!

Lesson about Toussaint L'Ouverture's fight for freedom from slavery. How freedom is only maintained when there is a balance between rights and responsibilities.

Rights & Responsibilities: Getting the Balance Right

The importance of maintaining an appropriate balance between the rights of the individual and society. Interview with Shami Chakrabarti.

Rio Meets Callum

This audio-story introduces a new Go-Givers character, Rio, a spirited, partially sighted monkey. He is on his way to collect a large print book from the post office when he bumps into Callum. The lesson plans have been especially developed by RNIB.

Riots of Summer 2011

An important lesson that will help children debate and make sense of events in August 2011. The learning activities include role play to develop empathy and resistance to negative peer pressure.


Why we need rules. Developing class Ground Rules for classroom discussion.

Saving the Rainforest

This lesson is free to download

How charities undertake preventative action to safeguard the environment. How leaves produce oxygen. Diamond poems. The art of Henri Rousseau.


An exploration of how stereotyping can lead to groups of people becoming scapegoats for the ills in our society. Counteracting Islamophobia - prejudice against Muslims.

Schools are for Learning

Decision Tree. What would the ultimate school look like? Educational charities. Education in other countries.

Secondary Transfer: From the Biggest to the Smallest

This transition lesson helps children to prepare for transfer to secondary school. It looks at how to resist peer pressure, provides study tips and an activity to decide which is the best kind of school bag.

Sharing Ideas: Network

How the people in one community in India support each other by sharing ideas and resources. Designing products for a particular need or purpose.

Should Adults be Allowed to Smack Children?

What does the law say about smacking children? What should children be punished for? Debating and class discussion.

Statistical Snippets

Interesting statistics which highlight global inequalities.

Stephen Lawrence: The Long Search for Justice

The Stephen Lawrence story. This lesson looks at how we use our discrimination, and how discrimination can sometimes be socially harmful.

Stressed Out

How to recognise and deal with stress. The work of Childline and The Samaritans.  Expression of feelings through poetry and art.

Strong Societies

What is a society? What makes a strong society and how we can contribute to it. What can we learn from ant societies and societies of the past?

Sustainable Development

A pictorial quiz to aid discussion about how we can live more sustainably in our personal lives and in our school.


The lesson explores what terrorism means, what terrorists do, and why. Children are asked to consider acts of terror in recent, and not so recent, history to think about who the terrorists are and why one person's 'terrorist' can often be another person's 'freedom fighter'. What are the peaceful ways in which citizens can bring about change?

The Benefits System

This lesson is a reminder that the benefits system is a safety net that is used by us all in times of need. It poses a number of questions to stimulate discussion.

The Earth in Our Hands

How deforestation and burning fossil fuels is harming the environment. How to reduce our "carbon footprints". Crossword.

The Food Shortage

What has caused the food shortage? Who is suffering? What can we do about it? Recipes using left-over food and experiments to demonstrate soil erosion.

The GAP Exposed!

A lesson exploring the use of child labour in the clothing industry. Researching companies that manufacture their products abroad.

The Gift of Sight

How the eye works. Some causes of blindness. Saving sight in the developing world. Testing the senses.

The Go-Givers Philosophy: Go-Givers Anthem

This module, which could be used as a series of lessons or assemblies, embodies the essence of Go-Givers through a poem about giving. It explores the nature of empathy and compassion and looks at ways in which we can make a difference to our world.

The Golden Rule

How all the major religions subscribe to the idea that we should behave towards others as we would like others to behave towards us.

The Green-Eyed Monster

A lesson about the difference between envy and jealousy, and how jealous feelings can be harmful to ourselves and others.

The Paralympic Games

The story behind the Paralympics, and the achievements of some famous paralympians. The Learning Activities encourage empathy, and highlight the importance of looking at what people can do, rather than what they can’t.

The Queen: A Life of Giving

This lesson looks at the role of The Queen who is set to become our longest ever reigning monarch in September 2015. Learning activities include drawing family trees, script writing and conducting a survey to find the children's favourite category of charity.

The Right To Education

This lesson about Malala Yousafzai's fight for girls' education in Pakistan will remind children of the value of their schooling. Learning activities include ranking the Millennium Goals and developing a campaign of their own.

The Troubles in Northern Ireland

What are the factors that led to ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland? This lesson provides an opportunity to learn about different perspectives, what it feels like to be an outsider, and conflict resolution.

The War in Afghanistan

Exploring the causes of the war in Afghanistan and stories about bravery. Persuasive writing on the subject of landmines.

There's No Place Like Home

Homelessness. What people need to achieve fulfilment. What makes a house a home. The work of Shelter.

Topics for Discussion: Mind Maze

Mind Maze is a series of cryptic questions to develop children's ability to discuss social and moral issues.

Trapped in the Mine

A lesson based on the news about the trapped miners in Chile. Learning activities include the importance of health & Safety and making leadership masks.

Tricky Topics

Topics which would lend themselves to Circle Time discussion, with an introduction to the issues.


How charities work together in the event of a major disaster. What causes Tsunamis. Prioritising.

Understanding Cancer

Many children in classrooms all around the country are dealing with cancer in one way or another at any given time. This lesson seeks to answer some of their questions, and demonstrate how they might support friends and family members affected by the disease.

Using statistics to Understand our World

This lesson illustrates how reliable statistical information can help us arrive at a more balanced view of our world. Challenge your children to collect and present their own data.

Using Talents: It's A Wind-Up

How Trevor Baylis used his skills to design and build a wind-up radio after hearing about people in Africa who couldn't access information via the airwaves because they didn't have electricity. The importance of communication in the modern world. An interview with the inventor.

Valentine's Day

The origins of our traditions. 'Pay it Forward' activity. How to show you care. Destructive emotions.

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

How charities provide practical support in developing countries to enable access to water. The importance of clean water to our well being.

What Kind of Farming?

This lesson looks at animal husbandry on intensive and free range farms, and how farming practices affect food prices.

Why do we Pay Taxes?

How the welfare state provides a basic level of care for all citizens. The role of the Chancellor. Democracy.

Word Wizard

A short thesaurus of words associated with the 'Go-Givers' project. Crossword.

Working For Peace

How some charities work for reconciliation. Areas of the World where there is strife. How can we make the World a more peaceful place? World Viewer, cooperative games.

Worldly Wisdom

Inspirational quotations by famous people from across the globe.

You Can't Buy Anything with a Penny

Case studies of children who have initiated successful fundraising campaigns. How to start your own fundraising initiative.

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