Lesson 5: Charity

Pupils learn that charities are organisations that care for others and that there are ways of supporting a charity, including donating, fundraising and volunteering

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that charities care for others and how people can support them

Statutory guidance

Pupils should be taught:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L4. the importance of having compassion towards others; shared responsibilities we all have for caring for other people and living things; how to show care and concern for others 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could be given printed information about a charity whose aim is clear and simple.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could look at charity websites to give the opportunity to consider a wider range of information.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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