‘My Name is not Refugee’ by Kate Milner
Early Years Primary – Primary 1/2
This package provides all the material needed to deliver a learning programme on the plight of refugees
- Learning Aims
- Video Presentation: Reading of My name is not Refugee
- Lesson Plans, incorporating aims, themes, skills and resources - see "Lesson Plans" below
- Extension work with themes, skills and Experiences and Outcomes identified
- Experiences and Outcomes for Early Years at level 0 and 1 for all activities
- Activity sheets for all learning activities and extension work 1 -8
- User friendly summative lesson outline for each learning activity and extension work
This programme of work is based on the story My name is not Refugee by Kate Milner. The book follows the journey of a child and his mother as they are forced to leave their home and travel to a new home in a place of safety. The book is endorsed by Amnesty International and is published by The Bucket List, Edinburgh.
Themes: It focuses on exploring the following themes: being safe, family, loss, journeys, identity, refugee crisis, value, inclusion among others.
Skills: It focuses on developing the following skills: empathy, gratitude, kindness, respect, equality, sharing, working together, thinking in role, imaginative response
- The video presentation takes about 15 minutes. It includes the story being read aloud by the author, looking at the pictures of the story and some open questions, which are included in the text, to stimulate conversation at the start of the practical lesson. It also introduces basic vocabulary for this session.
- The following learning activities are divided into sections, each of which takes between 15 and 30 minutes. These are designed to be followed chronologically as a response to the story. Each of the 6 activities covers one or more of the themes, one or more of the skills and Curriculum for Excellence Experiences and Outcomes.
- Each of the extension activities is designated a subject focus and is designed to deepen learning in skills and themes.
You can download the following pdf files
The following aims and objectives apply to the complete primary and secondary education programme
- To raise awareness of the refugee crisis by:
- Exploring how global events can impact on the lives of individuals
- Examining the journeys faced by refugees in pursuit of safety
- Reviewing the myths surrounding the refugee crisis
- To develop empathy towards the plight of refugees by:
- Giving children the opportunity to take on the roles of young refugees
- Exploring feelings and sensory responses to imagined situations
- Examine ways in which the worlds of the refugees and the children are both similar and different
- To promote the successful integration of refugees in the community by:
- Providing activities which heighten awareness of social responsibility
- Promote acceptance and celebration of diversity of culture in our community
- Considering the lives of refugees in their new communities
In addition, all the Experiences and Outcomes of the learning experiences are identified for each activity.
The CfE four capacities, identified below, are also embedded in the learning:
- Successful Learners
- Effective Contributors
- Confident Individuals
- Responsible Citizens
Over half of the world’s refugees are children. Many will spend their entire childhoods away from home, sometimes separated from their families.
3. Video Presentation
Play the presentation to the children.
Initial response of pupils generated from questions.
Example of questions: what would you say that story was about?
How did it make you feel when you were listening to the story and looking at the pictures? if you were telling a friend or someone at home about the story, what would you say the story was about?
Extension, Experiences and Outcomes
User friendly summative lesson outline for each learning activity and extension work.
Extension work with themes, skills and Experiences and Outcomes identified
Experiences and Outcomes for Early Years at level 0 and 1 for all activities