Lesson 1: Families offer stability and love

Understanding the role of family in the children's lives

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the role of the family in their lives

Statutory guidance

  • That families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability.  
  • That stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give additional support during the written activity.

Pupils working at greater depth: Include both physical and emotional things their special person does for them e.g. cooking tea, washing, gives cuddles, listens to my worries.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' understanding and progress


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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