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ESR Themes

Education for Social Responsibility: six global citizenship themes.

Our Education for Social Responsibility (ESR) curriculum covers six strands, or themes, of learning about important issues. There are schemes of work in each strand for every year group, ensuring varied and comprehensive learning about these issues which teachers can build upon year after year.

Education for Social Responsibility covers a range of themes and topics. These include learning about global citizenship, environmentalism, conserving water, being kind to others, reducing waste and tackling climate change.

  • PlanBee Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Recycling KS2 ESR by PlanBee

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Use this three-lesson Year 3/4 ESR scheme of work to explore each word in the phrase: reduce, reuse, recycle.   #TheCompleteSeries3lessons Teach yo...

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  • PlanBee What is Fair Trade KS2 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    What is Fair Trade?

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    This three-lesson ESR scheme of work continues the theme of ethical trading by teaching children about fair trade and its importance to farmers and...

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  • PlanBee People and Planet Climate Change KS2 | PlanBee

    People and Planet

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    What is climate change, and how is human activity causing it? These lessons begin to delve into this complex topic, including straightforward infor...

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  • PlanBee ESR PSHE Friendship KS1 Being Kind Lessons

    Being Kind to You and Me

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    This three-lesson ESR scheme of work helps your class identify different ways we can be kind to one another and the effects that this kindness has ...

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  • PlanBee What is Happiness? KS2 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    What is Happiness?

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    Challenge your children to define what happiness is and identify the things in their lives that make them happy with this ‘What is Happiness?’ sche...

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  • PlanBee Climate Change Worksheets KS2 Lesson | PlanBee

    Know Better, Do Better

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    Empower children to use their voices in the fight against climate change in this ‘Know Better, Do Better’ ESR scheme of work for Year 3/4. Children...

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  • PlanBee I Speak for the Trees KS2 Ecosystems ESR Lessons

    I Speak for the Trees

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    Drawing inspiration from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, these ecosystems lessons explore the causes and effects of deforestation, starting by thinking abo...

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  • PlanBee Our Changing World KS1 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    Our Changing World

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    Use this three-lesson ESR (Education of Social Responsibility) scheme of work to introduce your class to the topic of climate change. Begin by expl...

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  • PlanBee Saving Water Lesson Plans KS2 Resource | PlanBee

    Saving Water

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    Teach and learn about the importance of saving the finite resource of water in this three-lesson scheme of work for Year 3 and 4. Discover the virt...

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  • PlanBee Water Topic KS2 Water in our World Lessons by PlanBee

    Water In Our World

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    What are some of the ethical and environmental problems associated with the bottled water industry? What are the alternatives to using bottled wate...

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  • PlanBee Fast Fashion Fairtrade KS2 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    Fast Fashion

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    This three-lesson ESR scheme of work continues children’s learning about ethical trade by considering the human and environmental impacts of the fa...

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  • PlanBee Ecosystems for Kids | Just One Change ESR Lessons | PlanBee

    Just One Change

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    Explore the balance that biodiversity gives an ecosystem and how higher and lower levels of biodiversity can affect the plants and animals that liv...

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  • PlanBee Biodiversity KS2 ESR Lesson What is Biodiversity? by PlanBee

    What is Biodiversity?

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    This ESR scheme of work for Year 3 and Year 4 begins by exploring what biodiversity is and why it is important, through the example of the coral re...

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  • PlanBee Ocean Ecosystems KS2 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    What the Ocean Gives Us

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    This three-lesson ESR scheme of work helps your class identify different ways the ocean and other ecosystems provide services for us.   #TheComplet...

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  • PlanBee Sustainability for Kids | Recycling KS1 Lesson by PlanBee

    Where Does This Come From?

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    This 'Where Does This Come From?' scheme of work for Year 1 and 2 begins by encouraging your class to think about whether they are using resources ...

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  • PlanBee What is Wealth? KS2 ESR lessons by PlanBee

    What is Wealth?

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    Challenge your class to examine the concept of wealth, and how money and possessions should not be the only indicators of a successful, fulfilled l...

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  • PlanBee Why is Nature Special? KS1 ESR Lessons | PlanBee

    Why is Nature Special

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    This ‘Why is Nature Special?’ scheme of work for Year 1/2 begins by encouraging your children to think about nature – what it means to them, and ho...

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  • PlanBee Where is Water KS1 ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    Where is Water?

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    This ‘Where is Water?’ scheme of work for Year 1/2 begins by encouraging your class to think about where water comes from. They will then explore t...

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  • PlanBee Circular Economies KS2 ESR Lesson by PlanBee

    Circular Economies

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    Teach your class about the environmental and societal benefits that a circular economy can have for humans in this three-lesson scheme.   #TheCompl...

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  • PlanBee Thanks for Everything Thankfulness Lesson | PlanBee

    Thanks for Everything

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    This three-lesson ESR scheme of work introduces the concept of ethical trading and appreciating the things we have and the people who work hard pro...

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  • PlanBee Biodiversity KS1 Linking Local Wildlife ESR Lessons by PlanBee

    Linking Local Wildlife

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    This three-lesson scheme of work for KS1 will encourage your class to think about the plants and animals in your local area and how they are all co...

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