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25th March 17
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Respect My World/Country
 
Everyone has a different background. You may have been born in another country, or perhaps your parents or another relative was. Using a map of the World and British Isles, locate countries where children have been on holiday, where family live abroad or have come to Britain. 
 
POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES:
 
Class family heritage audit – talking homework – ask parents about family origins.
Whole school family heritage audit – tick list of where parents/grandparents come from. Audit across the classes. 
Use information to create a family tree using ICT textease template or 2simple 2connect. 
World celebration – investigate different foods you’d find in a supermarket and discuss their place of origin (talking homework). Record findings back in class on world map.
International food day – invite people from school community to present food from their traditions or perhaps visit local authentic pizza parlour!
Create a We are Britain collage. Draw a body outline on a role of paper. Colour different sections of this body to look like flags or pictures of food, objects, places to show the countries that you are connected to or have an interest in. 
Discover festivals of light e.g. Chinese Moon Festival, Christmas, Diwali. Use poem “Festival Candles” by Brenda Williams.  Take advantage of children in school who practise different religions and ask to share their experiences and knowledge.
Create a faith display – Share and Compare e.g. Diwali and Christmas. Read e-book Special Days Poems which features poems from across all cultures. 
Play music from across different cultures in the classroom whilst carrying out activities.
 
SUGGESTED QUESTIONS:
Where were you born? Were your parents born in the same place?
Do you know where our town is on the map of the British Isles?
Where have you been on holiday? Do you know where that is on the map/globe?
Do you know where different foods come from?
When do you celebrate special days?
 
Thinking Skills
 
ENQUIRY
Use techniques to collect and organise information
Ask relevant questions
Ask and answer questions, select and record relevant information
Use a range of data gathering techniques
Ask different types of questions and decide how to find answers
 
PROBLEM SOLVING
Consider a range of possible solutions
Ask questions and record information relevant to the problem
 
CREATIVE THINKING
Ask ‘why’, ‘how’, ‘what if’ or unusual questions
Reflect critically on ideas, actions and outcomes
Respond to ideas, tasks and problems in surprising ways
Make connections and see relationships
Reflect critically on ideas, actions and outcomes
 
INFORMATION PROCESSING
Understand what is relevant information
Know where to find information
Talk about and recognise similarities
Use first hand experiences and simple information sources to answer questions
Summarise information
Record information using a given format or a format they have devised
 
REASONING
Explain what they have done and why and the conclusions they have reached as a result
Predict and anticipate events
Recognise and challenge assumptions
Use the language of similarity and difference
Offer evidence to support reasoning
 
EVALUATION
Draw on a range of evidence sources to support evaluation
Express their own views, opinions and preferences
 
RESOURCES
World Map
Map of British Isles
Special Days Poems – oxford owl
Music from audio network plc - https://audionetwork.lgfl.org.uk/terms.aspx (note for Lancashire schools this access was provided as part of your broadband packagae)
 
 
 


World Map
Public Domain- Wikimedia Commons - Lokal_Profil / Right click and' save copy as' for full size image


Bristish Isles- highlighted - Image from Wikimedia Comons- author Cnbrb - Public Domain