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Lesson-length learning sequences

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Class Pictures

An activity introducing pupils in more depth to the power of photographs to convey identity.

Learning outcomes

  • I can participate in class discussion, listen to and respect the views of others
  • I can write using descriptive language to express my opinions and ideas

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Global Guardians

An activity focused on citizenship, rights and responsibilities.

Learning outcomes

  • I can use descriptive words to express ideas in writing
  • I can talk about how my choices and actions affect my community and the world
  • I can begin to talk about the difference between rights and privileges

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My Place in the World

A vibrant and visual way to explore the places that are important to your pupils and which influence their lives.

Learning outcomes

  • I can talk about my experience and opinions with confidence
  • I can use drama to express my ideas and experiences
  • I can listen to and respect the views of others

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String Connections

An activity exploring the human points of connection by encouraging and supporting discussions around tolerance, self-image and aspiration.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand and talk about what’s important to me
  • I can understand, talk about and celebrate difference
  • I can begin to understand and talk about personal goals
  • I can begin to understand and talk about how I can support others in reaching their goals

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Changing Backgrounds

An activity that encourages pupils to think about their future aspirations by visually placing an image of themselves in different contexts.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand and talk about what makes me unique
  • I can understand and talk about values
  • I can create and use a timeline

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A Day in Our Life

By recording moments in the life of a classroom over a day, week or longer, pupils develop a different perspective on the passage of time and their life in school, while at the same time slowly creating an alternative class photo.

Learning outcomes

  • I can explore time-lapse photography to tell a story
  • I can understand and talk about what makes our class interesting and unique

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Tapestry

A large-scale group artwork that encourages discussion and collaboration to explore how we ‘own’ and represent our identity.

Learning outcomes

  • I can use art to express my feelings and opinions
  • I can collaborate with others to create a piece of work
  • I can understand and talk about how an artwork can tell a story

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Alternative Self-Portraits

This activity encourages pupils to think about how they present themselves to others and how they wish to be seen. It also opens up thinking around social media image sharing and issues of personal privacy.

Learning outcomes

  • I can consider perspective and framing when creating pictures
  • I can make inferences from a picture
  • I can think about what is and isn’t personal information

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Cooking Up Community

What’s the recipe for a happy classroom? This activity answers that question by asking pupils to create just such a recipe, which reinforces collaborative working and class cohesion.

Learning outcomes

  • I can work creatively with others
  • I can understand, value and support what is important to others
  • I can tell a story using the idea of a recipe as a starting point

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Desert Island Values

How do we really know what’s most important to us? This playful activity – which asks pupils to bring their most precious things to an imaginary desert island – helps clarify and share ideas about identity and belonging.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand and describe what is important to me
  • I can understand, value and support what is important to others
  • I can combine images and words to tell a story

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Manifesto

The Tate Year 3 Project is about the future, and this activity encourages pupils to take charge of what they think needs changing in the world.

Learning outcomes

  • I can articulate ideas and aspirations
  • I can understand, value and support what is important to others
  • I can present my ideas to a group in collaboration with others

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Soundscape of Our School

This activity asks pupils to use listening and sound to develop a different sense of their classroom, school and community, which enhances ideas about identity and belonging.

Learning outcomes

  • I can work creatively with others
  • I can understand, value and support what is important to others
  • I can combine sound and movement to tell a story

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Superheroes of the Future

In many ways, the Tate Year 3 project is about celebrating the nation’s future superheroes. This activity explores what makes each of us ‘super’.

Learning outcomes

  • I can understand and describe what I’m good at
  • I can understand, value and support what others are good at
  • I can use my imagination to create stories

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