Lesson 1: Rules beyond school

The children will learn about the importance of rules and the consequences of breaking or not following rules

Learning objective

  • To understand the importance of rules

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: 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: Could focus on two different households that they’re familiar with, where rules are different e.g. home and grandparents. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Could look in more depth at who makes rules and whether these are written or just agreed.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
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Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses…
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