Lesson 3: Ready for bed

Pupils explore the effects of good quality sleep and ways to develop positive sleeping habits.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the benefits of physical activity and rest

Statutory guidance

Health and prevention:

  • Pupils should know: the importance of sufficient good quality sleep for good health and that a lack of sleep can affect weight, mood and ability to learn

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Might need to look at the Activity: Bedroom image to help discuss what they might find in their rooms at home, as well as how these things can help them get a good night’s sleep.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should articulate the effects of getting a good night’s sleep vs a bad night’s sleep and relate that to their own experiences, e.g. feeling moody, low on energy, unable to concentrate vs happy, full of energy, alert.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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