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Democracy - part 1
This lesson forms the first part of a three-part unit on Democracy. Pupils explore the meaning of ‘democracy’, and the ways in which citizens can participate in democratic life in Britain. They learn about the role of the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and political parties, and how a general election works.
Cross-curricular links: English, history
- Reading political news stories from different sources aimed at children e.g First News
- Discussing which political issues matter to them
- Learning about the Suffragettes
Protecting Local Habitats
In this lesson pupils will learn about the importance of habitats and explore endangered British species and the threats to their habitat. Pupils will be guided through ways in which they can take action against habitat loss by developing the habitats in their local area.
In this lesson Alba, Ahmeti and Callum take a trip to the seaside and find there is a lot of litter washed up on the beach. They learn about how plastic pollution affects sealife and ask children to consider ways to prevent plastic ending up in the sea.
Cross curricular links: literacy, science, geography
- Sea Food activity
- Persuasive writing
- Saving a local river
- Poster designs
This lesson is based around the clever traditional poem about four children named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. It introduces children to the idea of taking responsibility in the context of tidying up toys after they’ve been playing with them!
Cross-curricular links: literacy; drama
- Role play around making excuses. Role play cards included
- Discussing and writing the responsibilities they feel towards different groups (eg. themselves; their family; the whole country)
- Celebrating children’s acts of kindness
- Making pledges on ‘Helping Hands’ coupons. Template included
- Read, discuss and illustrate the poem ‘Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody'.