Lesson 3: Our local environment

Children will learn about the different roles that people play in looking after our local environments, including volunteers, cleaners, caretakers and lunchtime staff

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise the role people play in looking after the environment

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L3. about things they can do to help look after their environment and L5. about the different roles and responsibilities people have in their community

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could write their thank you letter to someone who works in school as they might find it easier to focus on someone they know.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could use your local authority website to find out more about the services they provide to keep areas pleasant.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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