Lesson 1: Rules

The children will learn the importance of rules as well as the consequences of not having or following rules

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the importance of rules

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study: Living in the wider world – L1. about what rules are, why they are needed, and why different rules are needed for different situations 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give the children a specific focus when thinking about different rules, for example the playground.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could explain in greater depth about the need for rules and what school might be like without rules.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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