Suggested HWB Experiences & Outcomes
- I recognise that each individual has a unique blend of abilities and needs. I contribute to making my school community one which values individuals equally and is a welcoming place for all. HWB 1-10a
- I recognise that we have similarities and differences but are all unique. HWB 1-47a
- I am aware of how friendships are formed and that likes, dislikes, special qualities and needs can influence relationships. HWB 1-44a
- I understand that people can feel alone and can be misunderstood and left out by others. I am learning how to give appropriate support. HWB 1-08a
Suggested Learning Intentions
- To accept that everyone has similarities and differences.
- To learn how to value themselves and others to develop a positive self-esteem.
- To know that family and friends are important to our health and wellbeing.
Suggested Success Criteria (I can...)
- Talk positively about myself and others. HWB 1-10a
- Demonstrate ways in which I can help others to feel included in activities and group tasks. HWB 1-08a
- Compare the qualities and needs of different types of relationships. HWB 1-44a
- Know that everyone is unique and can say what is similar and different about me and my friends. HWB 1-47a
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Make a class display ‘I am proud of my class’ – photos of each child labelled with a positive attribute they or someone else has identified.
- Discuss how it is not just physical characteristics that are important and make us unique, but also our personalities and abilities.
- Invite children to talk about what they are good at and what they do best at school.
- Circle time – talk about how a school is made up of many people of different ages, sizes and personalities, and how everybody has something to offer to the school community – plan and perform a class assembly on diversity. Celebrate and discuss every kind of ability.
- Think-pair-share – discuss similarities and differences. Do people with physical similarities necessarily have the same likes / dislikes?
- Encourage children to talk about themselves and their bodies in a positive way – list all the things they like about their appearance. Share with a friend and pay each other a compliment.
- This may be an opportunity to introduce the concept of stereotyping; children’s rights; cultural diversity.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- EXA 1-03a – create self-portraits. On completion, partner with someone else in the class and compare pictures, focussing on physical similarities and differences.
- Make silhouettes – children take turns to guess who silhouette belongs to and make positive statements about the person.
- SCN 1-14a – make a family tree / bring in photos of family members to compare / discuss how physical characteristics can be inherited.
Suggested Word Bank
- taking turns
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
- Year Planner (First Level)
- Pupil Learning Log 1 and Benchmarks fih
- Pupil Learning Log 2 and Benchmarks fih
- Annual Progression Planner ( First Level)
- Topic Specific Planners (First Level)
- Included E/O Bundle ( Rights Respecting Schools)
NHS Lanarkshire Library Resources
- Series of lessons and resources to teach pupils to identify and appreciate diversity, particularly relating to disabilities. Download teachers’ pack for detailed lesson plans and resources
- Some useful material for KS1: particularly Little Book of Rights and Blue Eye/Brown Eye activity to promote equality