Key Stage 1 Teaching Resources

Explore the global issue of Water

Aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2, these lesson plans and activities get pupils thinking about water. Using case studies and a photopack, pupils meet six-year-old Helena and learn how newly built water and sanitation facilities improved education in a school in Sierra Leone. Includes an interactive activity auditing water use at school and at home.

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Explore Brazil: Life and change in Rio and the rainforest (KS1)

Explore Brazil with our flexible bank of curriculum-linked resources. Explore the homes and people of Rio de Janeiro, and the animals, plants and physical features of the Amazon rainforest. Packed with colourful factsheets, stunning photopacks and a variety of activities.

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The Lost Suitcase: Explore Brazil – workshop

Take your children on a journey to Rio de Janeiro with this fantastic new ActionAid workshop. Jam-packed with hands-on activities to stimulate learning about Brazil’s geography, people and communities, this workshop is the perfect companion to ActionAid’s free Brazil learning resources. Prices from £50

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Sierra Leone factsheet

This simple and colourful factsheet is a great starting point for lessons on Sierra Leone. Includes a map and key country information, as well as the big issues the country faces. Also links in with our Exploring water resources. Can be used as an A4 handout or larger printed poster. 

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What is a home?

What is a home? This lesson plan gets pupils thinking about different types of homes and settlements. Aimed at key stage 1 and 2 the activity uses photographs to show what homes look like in four different countries.

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A day in the life - teaching resources

These resources allow pupils to explore and contrast the daily lives of two girls who live in Nigeria. Pupils will explore the reasons why children are unable to go to school and receive an education. Includes a lesson plan, case studies and activities. 

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Meet the people of Chembakolli - slideshows

Introduce your pupils to the people who live in Chembakolli and nearby Gudalur with these photo slideshows. Slideshows include detailed captions and a series of photographs documenting each persons life, job and family.

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