PSHE primary lesson plans on diverse families

by Just Like Us
September 2022

A photo of PSHE primary school resources

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity, has released a series of free PSHE primary school lessons for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), KS1 and KS2.

The free, ready-to-go lesson plans explore the different types of families, including LGBT+ families.

The aim of these lessons available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is help pupils understand how families can look different, and that this diversity is to be celebrated.

Pupils will also look at the qualities which families share, such as care and love.

A further KS1 lesson also teaches pupils about the Pride flag, including its history, creation, development and significance.

How to download these free PSHE primary resources 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.