Lesson 3: The needs of others

Learning about the responsibilities of looking after babies and young children.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the needs of babies and young children

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could be given catalogues with products for babies and children and stick these on to their sheet to show their needs.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to add extra categories or expand their answers, for example, entertainment could include ideas for toys, rather than just giving the answer ‘toys’.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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