3D PSHE Extremism and Radicalisation
In line with the Prevent Strategy, we have produced units of work for both KS1 and KS2 to enable primary schools to effectively and sensitively teach pupils about Extremism and Radicalisation.
Extremism and Radicalisation is a difficult area to tackle with children. In fact, should we really be tackling it at all? Well, the feedback we’ve had from teachers is that many pupils are coming into school, having seen terrorist attacks on the news, with questions. Big questions. The problem is that staff aren’t trained to deal with these issues and don’t feel equipped to explain simply enough to their pupils what is going on. Well, we’ve created two great resources to deal with this difficult area.
Key Stage 1 Extremism and Radicalisation Unit
Suitable for using in class or as an assembly resource, 3D PSHE KS1 Extremism and Radicalisation begins by focusing on the concept of fact and opinion, before moving on to the idea of right and wrong, in three fully planned and resourced sessions.
‘The Story of Redfern Right’ provides an age-appropriate, engaging way to explain how a minority of people who have strong opinions and beliefs think they are right and everyone else is wrong. Using animation and repetitive language, pupils are easily able to access the meaning behind the story. Teachers can then link this to their own context, going into as much or as little detail about extremism, radicalisation and terrorism as they deem appropriate for their pupils.
The final part of the resource focuses on celebrating difference, with a funky, fresh, up-beat song setting the tone. ‘The Boring Song’ (ironically titled) explains why it is good to be different and that there’s nothing wrong with not being the same as other people, whether that is in how we look, what we like or what we believe. Complete with both karaoke and vocal tracks, sheet music and on-screen lyrics, you’ll be humming this tune all day!
The unit comes comes as a digital download, with three fully-resourced plans, innovative animation and song.
Best Practice in North and West Yorkshire
We were delighted to hear that this unit was hailed as ‘best practice’ in a North Yorkshire PSHE Network in Harrogate. Perhaps they heard about us from their geographical colleagues from the City of Leeds, who invested in this resource for every primary school in their local authority.
It’s always great to hear how our resources are supporting schools and saving teachers time, delivering outstanding, engaging and fun lessons.