Lesson 6: Sun safety

Children learn about the benefits and risks associated with the sun and how to keep protected from it

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the risks associated with the sun

Statutory guidance

Health and prevention

Pupils should know:

  • Health and prevention: about safe and unsafe exposure to the sun, and how to reduce the risk of sun damage, including skin cancer

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Create pictures for the display.

Pupils working at greater depth: Create a presentation using PowerPoint to use in an assembly.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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