Welcome to our website where you will find a suite of lesson plans with accompanying films, presentations and worksheets for primary schools. Skills for Dialogue aims to distil 20 years of The Faith & Belief Forum’s knowledge of equipping learners with tools for safe, respectful and meaningful dialogue, perfect for RE/PSHE/RSE primary school teaching.
On this page you will find detailed lesson plans with an accompanying films, presentations and worksheets aimed at years 3, 4, 5, and 6 to enable us to share our expertise and methodologies with education professionals in a scalable and sustainable way.
Our in-house team of educationalists have created these resources in collaboration with specialist RE teachers. Each lesson plan has been mapped to the main topics in the English and Welsh curriculum for the following subjects RE, PSHE, RSE and Citizenship. Our resources also help meet many objectives in SMRC and British Values provision, as well as several articles specified in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. See our curriculum mapping webpage for more information.
FEEDBACK: We would love your feedback to help improve our resources. We will soon be adding a form here for feedback, in the meantime any comments or suggestions please contact the F&BF education team on School@faithbeliefforum.org
This package of lessons will introduce the importance of creating a ‘Safe Space’ (teachers sometimes also use ‘Shared Space’ or ‘Brave Space’) with the students, exploring why it is helpful to agree on shared principles when working with a group of people to enable everyone to feel comfortable to participate fully. As a framework, creating a Safe Space allows and encourages recognition of topics and themes that might be sensitive for an individual, group, class, school or community and develops skills to navigate and address these issues in the classroom and beyond.
By creating a class set of principles, using the acronym BUILD and exploring each of the principles in each lesson, the students receive the perfect introduction to enable them to set a respectful safe space to explore issues around identity/world views.
L.O. I understand what is a safe/shared space and I can contribute ideas to build this space in my classroom
L.O. I understand what are respectful behaviours
Class Jigsaw activity image or use:
L.O. I can understand others by actively listening to them
L.O. I understand how generalisations can cause confusion/misconceptions
L.O. I can work on improving my listening skills
L.O. I can practice having meaningful discussions
We have had several requests from teachers with help when conversations go wrong. Our ‘oops and ouch’ methodology, we hope, can help with this.
For KS3 Identity versions please go to Skills for Dialogue KS3
Disclaimer: All the online resources and toolkits have been prepared for use within the Schools Programme at F&BF. All F&BF materials are owned by F&BF and should be acknowledged and attributed to F&BF. These materials cannot be used for commercial use, or for delivery beyond this Programme without the permission of F&BF.