Lesson 3: The needs of others

The children will learn about the responsibilities of looking after babies and small children

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the needs of babies and small children

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study: Living in the wider world > L2. how people and other living things have different needs; about the responsibilities of caring for them

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could be given catalogues with products for babies and children and stick these on to their sheet to show their needs.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to add extra categories or expand their answers, e.g. entertainment could include ideas for toys, rather than just giving the answer ‘toys’.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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