Lesson 5: Introduction to manners and courtesy

Understanding the importance of manners, and learning why manners and behaviour may change in some situations.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To begin to understand the conventions of courtesy and manners

Statutory guidance

  • The conventions of courtesy and manners

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Give some additional questions such as: how loudly might you speak in this situation? Who else might be there and how would they expect you to behave?

Pupils working at greater depth: Can look at the situations in more detail for example recognising that different grandparents might have different expectations or that the type of cafe or restaurant might make a difference.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

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