Overview: LET’S CROSS NATIONAL DIVIDES
This part of the course uses the story Say “Hello” Pete to teach children to cross national and linguistic divides. Say “Hello” Pete is what we would describe as “a thinking story”. This story, and the activities that accompany it, is intended to allow children to simply think about the differences and commonality they have as human beings, why some people may be different to them, what those differences might be, and whether the differences are of any significance at all.
This part of the course includes reading, a comprehension plenary session, artwork (which includes illustrating the story), written work (which includes writing and performing poetry; a research project using persuasive language; and writing an email), geography (which includes a general knowledge game), some IT work (researching how to say ‘hello’ ‘goodbye’ and ‘I love you’ in various languages), and public speaking (news reporting).