Lesson 5: Belonging

Looking at the range of groups that people belong to, and understanding these groupings.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the range of groups people belong to

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: May need support to write their character descriptions and should work in mixed ability groups for the activity in the main event.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can create more than two characters and could be challenged to create groups looking at more than one factor, for example,  characters who are girls and have the same favourite sport; or characters who each have the same eye and the same hair colour.

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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