Lesson 3: Our local environment

Children learn about the different roles people play in looking after the local environment, including volunteers, cleaners, caretakers and lunchtime staff.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise the role people play in looking after the 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 write their thank you letter to someone who works in the school as they might find it easier to focus on someone they know.

Pupils working at greater depth: Could use your local authority website to find out more about the services they provide to keep areas pleasant.

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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