Lesson 3: Secrets and surprises

Learning to tell the difference between secrets and surprises

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

To begin to understand the difference between secrets and surprises

Statutory guidance

Being safe > Pupils should know about the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults; including that it is not always right to keep secrets if they relate to being safe.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give additional examples of secrets and surprises and offer them support when they’re completing the Activity: Secrets and surprises.

Pupils working at greater depth: Write their own secret and surprise scenarios to try on one another.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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