Lesson 2: Our school environment

The class learns how they can look after and improve their school environment

Learning objective

  • To understand ways to look after the school environment

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 benefit from having photographs of areas around school to look at.


Pupils working at greater depth: Could be challenged to come up with ideas to develop something new in school that would enhance the environment, for example, a quiet area in the playground, additional play equipment or a new reading area.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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