Week 1 Theme: Me, a special person and a social person
   Suggested Activities
 Messages: Key Stage 1  Key Stage 2
Promoting self-respect and respect of others. Circle time:
1) Magic box - present an interesting box to the children:
Teacher: "there is something very special in this box, would you like to discover it"
Pass box around. It contains a mirror. Children: "I am glad to be me because..." (e.g. I am kind, I share etc.)
Discussion: What do I like about myself? What qualities do I have that I like? How do these qualities affect other people? e.g. if I smile at someone, how does that person feel and react?
I have an effect on the people around me.

Discussion:
1) How do you feel when somebody smiles at you/ shares a toy / helps you if you have fallen over? (A warm feeling, happy, relieved, not alone, like I'm special).
2) How do you think someone else feels when you smile at them?
3) How do you feel when someone isn't nice to you?
4) How does someone feel if you aren't nice to them?

Activity:
We affect the people around us and we can change someone's response by our actions.
Draw a picture. "If I (do/say something) ........ my friend/Mum is happy." On the back another picture: "If I ...... my friend/Mum is sad."

Follow-up: personal relationship spider


Each child produces their own personal spider, listing the people the come into contact with in the space of a week.
Describe the ways our behaviour can effect these people.

I have an effect on the world.

Discussion:
We don't only affect the people around us, but also people a long way away.
e.g. the environment - pollution from our power stations affects forests in Germany and Scandinavia.
e.g. other economies - our decisions to buy bananas from the Caribbean or the USA will affect the economies of those countries and the future of thousands of families there.
e.g. our culture - our decisions to keep or abandon the traditions of stories, songs and games that are our heritage will affect future generations.

Question: Where does my banana come from? Who is happy that I bought it?

Discussion:
1) How our daily activities can effect the livelihoods of people we don't meet. e.g. the environment - pollution from our power stations affects forests in Germany and Scandinavia. e.g. other economies - our decisions to buy bananas from the Caribbean or the USA will affect the economies of those countries and the future of thousands of families there. e.g. our culture - our decisions to keep or abandon the traditions of stories, songs and games that are our heritage will affect future generations.
2) "A day in my life." List things like getting dressed, meals, travelling to school in car or bus, books, pencils, toys we use.
Activity: Take one of the things listed in (2) and discuss the chain of events which led to its happening. e.g. I have a cotton T-shirt. This means that someone must have grown and picked the cotton, then it was woven, packaged, sold etc. Collaborative work in pairs.

Week 2