Lessons

We have been asked to create a series of lessons suitable for Key Stage 2, that explore a series of social-emotional issues.  Each of the lessons contain videos, worksheets and a lesson plan for teachers.  The lessons are created to last up to 60 minutes, but are flexible to  adapt to your circumstances.  Each lesson can be led with minimal preparation time for the teachers, though there is the ability to develop the  content according to your aims.   

If you have any topics that you would like us to consider producing lessons and resources for, whether in primary or secondary school, please get in touch with Erica Holt on erica@wycombeyfc.org.uk. 

Topic: Friendship

Hopefully, we all have experience of being friends, and having friends.  Friends can have a huge impact; they can encourage, help and support us; they are who we have fun with, and are people we should be able to trust and be honest with.  Friends are really important, as they have a huge impact in us.  Therefore, we need to know what makes a good friend, and choose our friends wisely.

This lesson explores friendships; it aims to define friendship, explore the characteristics associated with positive and negative friendships, and seek to show the importance of making wise choices regarding friendships.  All the resources required for the lesson below.  The first video below is the foundation for the teaching content, with the additional resources underneath used at points throughout the lesson.

Video: © 2017 Saddleback Kids

Movie: © 2001 Dreamworks / Video: © 2020 vids4yids

Video: © 2013 The NED Show

Topic: Actions & Impact

We all have an impact on one another, whether we realise or not.  Our words, actions, attitudes, emotions and beliefs will impact our friends and the people around us.  What we do or say can make others feel happy, sad, delighted, confused, hurt or hopeful.  We can encourage or discourage others; we can build others up, or bring them down.

This lesson explores our actions and their impact; it aims to demonstrate the impact our words and actions have on others, explore the emotions associated with how speak and act towards others, and seek to show that everyone is valued and should be treated with dignity and respect.  All the resources required for the lesson below.  The first video below is the foundation for the teaching content, with the additional resources underneath used at points throughout the lesson.

Video: © 2014 Mythmakerone

Topic: Bullying

Most of us will worry about bullying at some point.  Bullying should not be tolerated or accepted in any form.  It is important to address bullying whether it is in a workplace, school or in a neighbourhood, so that the message is clear – bullying is unacceptable.

This lesson explores bullying; it aims to define bullying and its characteristics, consider the actions and behaviours which embody bullying behaviour, explore the importance of context for determining bullying, and recommended actions to address bullying.  All the resources required for the lesson below.  The first video below is the foundation for the teaching content, with the additional resources underneath used at points throughout the lesson.

Video: © 2017 Ronald Frazier

Video: © 2017 Crossroads Kids’ Club

Topic: Discrimination, Prejudice & Intolerance

Each of us has an idea about what our ‘normal’ is.  We may find that we have people that are similar to us or we have things in common with, and this can help us feel we belong.  We will also meet people that we don’t have many things in common with, and we may notice the differences.  Sadly, it can be easy to make those who are different to us feel like they don’t belong, because they are different.  Discrimination and prejudice focus on treating people differently because there are differences.

This lesson explores discrimination, prejudice and intolerance.  It aims to define prejudice; demonstrate that prejudice, discrimination and intolerance is rooted in difference; share the personal experiences and impact of prejudice, discrimination and intolerance; and share our personal responsibility and ability to bring positive change.  All the resources required for the lesson below.  The first video below is the foundation for the teaching content, with the additional resources underneath used at points throughout the lesson.

Video: ©  2019 First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Chattanooga

Video: © 2020 Josh Wilson

We’d love to know what you think, and receive any feedback you may have on these resources, or requests for additional resources or support that we can give.