Key Stage 1 resources

It is up to you how you mark Norfolk Welcomes. You may just hold an assembly, have a one-off lesson or decide to raise some money . Alternatively you may decide to have a whole-day off curriculum or commit to a longer piece of learning.

Whatever you decide you should find all you need to celebrate the day below!

Norfolk Welcomes assembly

Download our  Key Stage 1 Assembly . Please read the notes added to each slide for support, resources and ideas how to deliver the assembly. There is a short role play, the text of which is in the notes of slide 7.

Fundraising page

We are encouraging participating schools to hold a non-uniform day in order to raise funds for local refugee and asylum seeking communities. Find out more by clicking here.

Lessons or schemes of work

Norfolk Welcomes is underpinned by historical research exploring Norfolk as a place of sanctuary. We have produced a range of lessons inspired by this research. Click here to view and download these resources.


Books can be a powerful and interesting way of engaging children with refugee experience. We have a range of book suggestions and accompanying activities to facilitate that. Click here to find out more and download the resources.

Other recommended resources

Watch the award winning CBBC documentary, The Boy on the Bicycle, with your class. In it you will go on an unprecedented tour, guided by 16-year-old Syrian boy Ahmed, through one of the biggest refugee camps in the world, Zaatari in Jordan. This half an hour programme is suitable for all ages and is an excellent way to explore life in a refugee camp and introduce some background to the Syrian conflict. There is also a sequel that revisits Ahmed and his friends in the camp two years on to see how their lives have changed.