Getting on and falling out (primary) or Learning to be together (secondary) lesson plans and assemblies

Getting on and falling out (primary) or Learning to be together (secondary) lesson plans and assemblies

Working together, empathy and friendship 2016 secondary resource compendium

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First, we think you will like Crabs versus ants versus penguins - a fun film about the power of working in a group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jop2I5u2F3U

For empathy, we love the What is empathy lesson, uploaded below, which helps children understand what empathy means. It includes a brilliant short You Tube film, New Boy, based on a story by Roddy Boyle. Beware though – ne of the children at one point uses the word f—cking so you might need to do some clever editing.

Massive 2016 Getting on and falling out primary resource compendium

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Here we have first some new planning additions to the members’ resources area of the website. We have some Y4 medium term SEAL planning from Jo Taylor, and from Fred Daynes (thank you Fred) PowerPoints of the Y4 and 5 Getting on lessons from the national resources.

For work on friendship, for the Foundation Stage we have a PowerPoint about how to be a SuperFriend, and a set of Reception/KS1 cards for children to fill in after the class have read Tony Ross’ I want a friend (uploaded by Angela Scrivens – thank you!)

Want to get children talking about empathy?

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Try these three short films about empathy, supporting and comforting others. Suitable for older secondary students, they would be great for stimulating class discussion on what is empathy and how it differs, for example, from sympathy. The first has fun animations to illustrate what empathy means. In the second children talk about what it means to them. The third asks whether animals can show empathy, and describes some recent controversial research.

The spaghetti marshmallow challenge

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Want a particularly fun activity to use for helping children develop group work skills? You could use the Marshmallow Challenge with the groupwork checklists in the national SEAL Getting On and Falling Out resources. The challenge is to build the talllest free-standing structure you can in 900 seconds. The materials are miniature marshmallows and dried spaghetti straws. The height of the tower is scored at oone point per centimetre.There’s an interesting video about a variant on the challenge athttp://www.ted.com/talks/tom_wujec_build_a_tower?language=en 

British Values teaching resources compendium

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Start Empathy Toolkit

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This resource is from the US organisation Ashoka, whose goal is to promote increased empathy in children and adults. The resource is a set of Tool Cards: tips, lesson plans and examples, and insights that can help inform everything from how you design your classroom to your daily interactions with students and colleagues. Some exercises can be done in as little as two minutes, while others can take the form of months-long class projects, applied to a range of subjects. Others simply offer a strategy you can adapt to your existing lesson plans.

A must-see short film

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New boy This is a moving, subtle eleven minute film about how it feels to be a new arrival... to be treated badly by other children, and yet find friendship in unexpected places. Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, the film captures the experience of being the new boy in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy.

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