EYFS English activities: Free lesson plan on why it’s OK to be different

by Just Like Us
September 2022

A photo of EYFS English activities

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released free Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) English activities, including a lesson plan on why it’s OK to be different.

The free EYFS English activities will see pupils learn vocabulary related to differences and understand how they are all different. They will also be encouraged to talk about their similarities and differences.

The lesson will reinforce to EYFS pupils how, despite their differences, they are all important and valued – and, actually, that it is OK to be different.

How to download these free EYFS English activities and more:

If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:

  1. Sign up for School Diversity Week (make sure you tick ‘School Diversity Week’).
  2. You’ll then receive an email granting you access to the resources.
  3. Then, browse and download resources in our portal.

What is School Diversity Week?

Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.

As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day, fundraising for Just Like Us.

Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week. Signing up means you will get free access to LGBT+ inclusive resources on all key stages and key subjects.

Why celebrate School Diversity Week?

Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils have better mental health. This is regardless of whether the pupils are LGBT+ or not.

By signing up for School Diversity Week, you’ll gain access to our free LGBT+ inclusive resources. You’ll be joining thousands of other schools celebrating across the UK.