Lesson 2: What am I like?

Children learn the importance of respect, identifying their own strengths and qualities and looking at areas for personal development.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise and celebrate their strengths and set simple but challenging goals

Statutory guidance

Respectful relationships 

Pupils should know:

  • The importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need some guidance when making the link between things they are good at, what they do and what they are like. They should be given examples of why they might be considered a good listener, focused or happy etc.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be able to help describe people around them and provide examples to explain why they think that.

Should be encouraged to use a range of vocabulary to describe what they are like.

Wrapping up



Created by:
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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