Lesson 6: Respecting differences in others

This lesson is all about respect, and pupils will learn about the various differences between people and why it is important to respect these differences.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the differences between people and why it is important to respect these differences

Statutory guidance

  • The importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might focus on visible similarities and differences with their partner


Pupils working at greater depth: Could identify more similarities and differences and focus on things which are not visible.  They might also begin to think about how differences can be an advantage e.g. different skills help to achieve tasks.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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