So many families do not fit the old-fashioned mum, dad, and two-children pattern that it is worth exploring the diversity of family life in 21C England! The Just Like Us’ independent research report found positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools and is linked to pupils having better mental health and wellbeing. Obviously, children at this age have no idea about the LGBT+ community but the earlier they accept that we are all part of the same community the better.
“Join thousands of primary teachers taking part – it’s run by the charity Just Like Us and it’s completely free, including all resources.
Celebrate diversity with inclusive lesson plans, watch storytime videos by award-winning authors including Jodie Lancet-Grant, Benjamin Dean and Harry Woodgate, and run inspiring assemblies with our easy presentations.
ALL resources are ready-to-go and free.” (A quotation from the Teach Primary email this week.)
The Just like Us website is hosting free resources for right across the primary age range.
The free Early Years lesson plans include:
- A showing respect and kindness lesson plan and Slides for EYFS PE
- Counting and addition Slides for EYFS Maths
- The Five-finger family lesson plan for EYFS (Expressive arts and design) with Slides and a song/video
- A different families lesson plan, slides, and videos for EYFS (Understanding the world)
The free KS1 and KS2 lesson plans and assemblies that are available are:
- Celebrating diversity KS1/KS2 assembly with Slides
- Anne Lister’s code lesson plan and Slides for KS2 Literacy
- LGBT+ scientists’ lesson plan and Slides for KS2 Science
- Alan Turing lesson plan and Slides for KS2 Computing
Harry Woodgate’s Grandad’s Camper also features in School Diversity Week resources!