Lesson Bundle : Keeping Safe & Making Choices - KS2

Overview

KS2 lessons to help children consider the consequences of the decisions they make. Understanding how they can use information to better understand a situation and make good choices that keep themselves and others safe. Lessons include: Moral Values: When is Enough Enough?, Peer Pressure: It's Your Choice, Knife Crime: Shielding from Harm, Developing Personal Filters, Using statistics to Understand our World, Clear Thinking - Proverbs and more

Moral Values: When is Enough Enough?

This lesson explores how minor offences, such as taking things that don’t belong to us, can lead to more serious behaviour through a series of scenarios involving the Go-Givers character Teefa. It aims to illustrate how our moral values can be gradually eroded. For upper KS2 children the theme can be extended into a wider context, the moral values of a government and a nation - in this case Nazi Germany, exploring how small acts against Jewish people eventually led to the holocaust. Links: community, respect, equality, ANTI BULLYING, mental health

Cross-curricular links: history

Learning Activities:

  • Discussion about stealing
  • Writing stories about small acts of unkindness turning into bullying
  • Discussion about Hilter and the holocaust
  • Learning about Anne Frank

 

Peer Pressure: It's Your Choice

A lesson to explore peer group pressure based around a short story involving the Go-Givers character Teefa who is being encouraged by her friends to engage in risky or anti-social behaviour. It also addresses role models, road safety and the need for rules. Suitable for lower KS2. Links: bullying, respect, equality, keeping safety, anti bullying, mental health

Cross-curricular links: literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Writing nonsense ‘rules’ poems
  • Learning the Green Cross Code
  • Identifying role models

 

Knife Crime: Shielding from Harm

This lesson explores knife crime in the news and tries to put frightening headlines into perspective. It also explains what the law says about carrying knives and gives tips on how children can keep themselves, and others, safe and stand up to peer pressure. Links: keeping safety


Cross-curricular links: literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Role play scenarios
  • Creating a leaflet about keeping safe
  • Developing a personal timeline showing important milestones in the past and goals for the future.

Developing Personal Filters

This lesson refers to recent surveys that show that most children have been exposed to pornography by the age of nine. The purpose of the lesson is to show them why it is important to develop ‘personal filters’ as protection. Suitable for Upper Key Stage 2.
 

Cross curricular links: Literacy, drama

Learning Activities

  • Discussion: What is personal information? Sharing ideas on how to stay safe online
  • Role play an incident about a child accidentally accessing explicit images
  • Complete a table on happy relationships
  • Should the government filter the internet? - role playing a court case

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. Suitable for upper KS2. Links: schools

Cross-curricular links: Maths, art

Learning Activities:

  • Using statistics to find out about the Titanic disaster
  • ‘Did you know?’ posters
  • Collecting statistics

 

Clear Thinking - Proverbs and more

This lesson looks at how clear thinking involves a number of different skills that help us solve problems and make decisions.  It includes examples of proverbs from around the world and how they have guided people over the centuries. Links: schools

Cross curricular links: Geography, RE, Literacy

Learning Activities

  • Discussion: The requirements for clear thinking
  • Deciphering the meaning of proverbs from around the world
  • The Survival Game- ranking items for survival
  • The Kindness Test - an experiment to test kindness in school