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Valuing Differences

1OK to be different
  • Recognise that bullying and discriminatory behaviour can result from disrespect of people's differences; 
  • Suggest strategies for dealing with bullying, as a bystander; 
  • Describe positive attributes of their peers.
2We have more in common than not
  • Know that all people are unique but that we have far more in common with each other than what is different about us;
  • Consider how a bystander can respond to someone being rude, offensive or bullying someone else;
  • Demonstrate ways of offering support to someone who has been bullied .
3Respecting differences
  • Demonstrate ways of showing respect to others, using verbal and non-verbal communication.
4Tolerance and repect for others
  • Understand and explain the term prejudice;
  • Identify and describe the different groups that make up their school/wider community/other parts of the UK;
  • Describe the benefits of living in a diverse society; 
  • Explain the importance of mutual respect for different faiths and beliefs and how we demonstrate this.
5Advertising friendships!
  • Explain the difference between a friend and an acquaintance; 
  • Describe qualities of a strong, positive friendship; 
  • Describe the benefits of other types of relationship (e.g. neighbour, parent/carer, relative).
6Boys will be boys - challenging gender stereotypes
  • Define what is meant by the term stereotype; 
  • Recognise how the media can sometimes reinforce gender stereotypes; 
  • Recognise that people fall into a wide range of what is seen as normal; 
  • Challenge stereotypical gender portrayals of people.