Our topic for this term is all about Britain. What does it mean to be British?
We will look at how we live in a diverse, multicultural and democratic society and that this is important and brings many benefits. We will learn about British people, rules, the law, liberty and what living in a democracy means and the importance of being tolerant of differences within our society.
Which countries make up Great Britain? Which country do we live in? Is Great Britain the same as the United Kingdom?
What region and county do we live in? Do your grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins live somewhere else in Britain? Can you find where they live on a map?
Lots of different kinds of people live in the United Kingdom. This means that there are lots of different identities. There are different nationalities, religions, cultures and races and all of these people have different beliefs and traditions. This is exciting!
Write down a list of 5 ways that British people can be different.
Imagine you have a friend who lives in another country and has never visited Britain. You are going to write to them and describe what it is like to live here. Use some of the key words from the word bank to help you: counties, countries, regions, accents, cultures, religions, beliefs, traditions multicultural, diverse, respect, value, Britain, British
Take some time to reflect on these questions.
What is good about living in a multicultural country with lots of different kinds of people?
What would it be like to live in a society where everyone was the same?