Lesson 2: Caring for the environment

Pupils learn about the environment and begin to understand how reusing items benefits the environment

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand how reusing items benefits the environment

National curriculum

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world >  L5. ways of carrying out shared responsibilities for protecting the environment in school and at home; how everyday choices can affect the environment (e.g. reducing, reusing, recycling; food choices) 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could use the support version of the Reusing activity sheet with the items already suggested.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to provide a greater range of benefits and ways to reuse things.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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