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Topic: KIndness

Learning Outcomes

To be enabled to explain what it means to show kindness.

To be able to list ways of showing kindness.

To retell the story of Androcles and the Lion.



Read and recite the poem ‘Be Kind’

Be kind to others, take a good look around
Although we are different, similarities abound.
Try not to judge, pick on, or tease.
Treat each other fairly, with kindness and ease.
Wait until you know, what’s deep down inside,
You might find a friend, standing right by your side.


Use this to provoke a discussion on how to show kindness.

Play ‘Pass The Smile’ – the class try to pass a smile around the room by smiling, in turn, to the person next to them.


Watch the youtube video of the story of Androcles and the Lion.

Display a series of questions on the Interactive Whiteboard, such as:

Where did the story take place?

How did Androcles show kindness to the lion?

How did the lion show kindness to Androcles?

Did anyone else in the story show kindness?



Using role play, children create a short drama based on incidents that occur regularly both inside and outside school.

e.g. A child showing kindness to another child who is upset and crying.

A child who is playing alone.

A child who is carrying a heavy bag by themselves.

The class can then engage in ‘Freeze-frame’ or other drama activities to elicit further discussion on how and why we show kindness.


Other Resources for teaching this topic

The youtube story of Androcles and the Lion.

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