Global Learning London

Refugees – Curriculum planning

Curriculum planning


Literacy, Language and Communication
Through the study of texts such as The Colour of Home or The Arrival, children are able to empathise with the experiences of refugees;

Investigate media news stories discussing refugee and immigration issues from multiple perspectives;

Recognising the importance of all languages for personal and community identity of language and language learning, promoting its use and development.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Pupils learn about the lives of significant individuals past and present who have lived through the refugee experience;

Through history, pupils learn that world wars and all wars affected children in many ways, and that it continues to this day, making connections between the past and the present;

Pupils study the broader issue of Peace through RE;

Children learn that environmental change affects people and habitats that lead to the necessity of leaving your home.

Learning about rules, fairness and inequality in the context of sport, pupils negotiate and play by rules so that no one is left out or disadvantaged, and make the connections with what is fair and unfair at national and global levels;

Pupils investigate athletes who have fled their countries and overcome barriers to reach the top of their sports, eg Fabrice Muamba from the DCR.

Pupils use real life data and statistics to investigate the extent of human population movement and compare refugee numbers in hosting nations;

Pupils learn about the contributions of scientists and mathematicians from refugee backgrounds. Include the well-known (eg Albert Einstein) and those making contributions in your local area if possible.

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education
Pupils identify the contributions of different cultures and communities to society and describe ways in which the UK is interconnected with the wider world;

They develop empathy and capacity to think and act as global citizens, they recognise and challenge stereotypes;

Pupils learn about wants and needs, rights and responsibilities, on an increasing local, national and global level, including the UN Rights of the Child.

Mathematical, Scientific and Technical
Be introduced to the visual, musical and creative arts of a variety of cultures represented by your communities and more widely, and use these as inspiration for pupils’ own work using a variety of media;

An in-depth study of the work of a creative artist from a refugee background, eg Mona Hatoum, Carlos Acosta.