By the end of the lesson:
All students will have a developing respect for their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people e.g. must know that all families are different
Most students will respond to significant experiences, showing a range of feelings when appropriate e.g. they should be able to talk about what makes their family good
Some students will work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly, understanding that there needs to be agreed values and codes of behaviour for groups of people, including adults and children, to work together harmoniously. e.g could know that different families work in different ways and that this isn’t a problem
Learners are asked to make different families from a set of cards and to reflect upon what makes a family and that all families care different.The lesson requires teachers to read the book ‘And Tango Makes Three’ to their class. The book is based upon the true story of two male penguins in New York’s Central Park Zoo who together adopted an egg and raised the chick as their own. This book was also part of the ‘No Outsiders’ project in the UK in 2009, which was a research based project addressing sexual orientation in primary schools.